I thought I'd send through some photos of our Guides taken on the May Day Bank Holiday Monday when we went on a day trip to Kew Gardens. The trip was my idea as our Captain, Shirley, celebrated a 'special' birthday on May 10th (she was 50) and I thought it would be nice for our Guides to help her celebrate with a day out. The weather was incredibly kind which really helped as we spent most of the in the open air. We saw many of Kew Gardens's famous sites, including the pagoda, the steamy palm house, the Princess of Wales Conservatory, home to the titan arum which is alleged to be the smelliest plant in the world, Queen Charlotte's cottage and, the most recent addition, the tree top walkway with its wonderful views across the gardens. We were lucky enough to time our visit to coincide with bluebell time - Kew has some extensive bluebell woods which were absolutely stunning. Our girls also enjoyed Kew's log trail, an extensive trail of felled trees and logs which really tested their balancing skills as they navigated their way from one end to the other. A fantastic time was had by all.
11th Loughton Trinity Guides
PS: I can't confirm just how smelly the titan arum actually is as unfortunately it wasn't in flower on the day we visited. We'll just have to go again!