The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

In 2013, we walked around Kew Botanical Gardens and looked for plantings that were there in 1829 when Georgiana visited. She was staying in London waiting to board the ship to Australia. This twisted old ‘Japanese Pagoda’ tree was planted in 1760 and was on a main pathway in part of the original, much smaller, 9 acre site so it’s extremely likely that she saw it that day – as a much younger tree! It was exactly the same time of year. We had blue skies and warm sunshine but she had a rainy day.