This summer, Kew has been allowing members in from 8 am, two hours before it opens to the general public.. I had it in mind to go, although the weather wasn't the best. However, shame to waste waking early....
Arrived just after 8 and I think apart from people working there, I was the only person in for some time... certainly didn't see many people for some considerable time (although of course, it's a big place!) I stayed just over 4 hours and took 400 photos....sit back!!
Colours that are repeated in formal beds throughout the Gardens this year
Love this seed head, with the rain drops (Nigella, love-in-the-mist)
The Gardens were open now, and more people appearing
View of the Temperate House restoration work ongoing
I could go on adding photos to this post for ages, but figure you've done well to get this far!