Of peacocks, palaces and pagodas… Incredible Kew Gardens The Perfumed Dandy’s Scented Day Out: Part II


Dearest All

As you may well know by now, The Dandy was at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on Sunday, trying his best to ignore the winter weather and concentrate on the wonderful feast for the senses these 300 acres afford.

Today, some more images that left a lasting impression on me and the fragrant thoughts they inspired…

1. Hydrangea Failing to Hide in The Gloom


Its Impure White Will Out

2. Cedar Above The Torrents


Comforting Against Black Clouds

3. A Strawberry Tree?


Who knew such fruity fantasies existed?

4. Temple of Remembrance


Private Reflection


The Dandy has considered Estee Lauder’s Private Collection before.

5. Better…



Find out more about The Dandy’s thoughts on Mitsouko and this connection.

6. Glacial Beauty


Containing Continents

Why does Ma Griffe make The Dandy think of icy botanists? The review tells all.

7. Unusual Grasses


Flowering For Many Seasons

8. The Pagoda


A Chinese Pavilion All Her Own

Discover a schoolteacher’s Beijing adventure in Cinnabar’s Story.

That’s all from magical Kew for now.

We return to the real world tomorrow, well almost.. we’re off to the opera!

I almost forgot, don’t you forget to take a peak at Part I of the visit.

Yours ever

The Perfumed Dandy.

The Perfumed Dandy


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4 responses to “Of peacocks, palaces and pagodas… Incredible Kew Gardens The Perfumed Dandy’s Scented Day Out: Part II

  1. Lilybelle

    Love your photos, Mr. Dandy. I hope you were able to take that Sunday feeling into your week with you.

    • Dearest Lilly
      I’m pleased to say that the remembrance of Kew is still with me… even at this extended point of remove.
      There’s a photograph I didn’t publish, for it was too blurred, of a golden pheasant we found just wandering around.
      Quite the most breathtaking thing I’ve seen in such a long time… never, ever to be forgotten that.
      I think in truth he, not the peacock, is The Dandy’s bird!
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  2. rosestrang

    Ditto Lilybelle! That last one of the pagoda is stunning. And the cedar tree – lovely. I’ll definitely remember to visit Kew gardens when I’m next nearby.

    • Dearest Rose
      Shamefully, this is the first time I’ve been to Kew in the late autumn or winter… and yet there was so much to see.
      It’s just forty minutes or so door to door now, so I can see this becoming a more regular day trip destination all year round!
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

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