The Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens, London. 2014
A lovely surprise was the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens, London. Dedicated to the memory of Princess Diana, the Conservatory focused on two distinct habitats. Deserts and Tropical Forests. Starting with the desert the Conservatory was lushly planted with cacti and succulents from around the world. Weaving one’s way through the desert I found myself surrounded by air cacti and ferns before ducking through a dark hallway. Emerging from the hallway I was engulfed in a tropical paradise. The air was moist and green, light shimmering on ponds through a canopy of exotic plants. Diana would be so pleased.