|One of My Very Favorite Gardens in London!|
|The Wonderful Entrance Beckoning You to Come In!|
|A Look Through the Gate Into the Garden!|
|One of the Unusual Lavenders in Bloom!|
|One of My Favorite Rooms in the Glasshouses, the Pelargoniums!|
|They Were Very Happy This Day!|
|Really Doesn't Look Like a Garden in the City!|
|Remember It is an Apothecary Garden!|
|Lovely Vistas Everywhere You Look!|
|Even Some Roses Were Still In Bloom!|
|My Favorites, Nasturtiums Love the Weather!|
|A Bee Enjoying a Cosmos Flower!|
|Walking Across the Millennium Bridge to the Globe Theatre!|
|Sunset on the Bridge!|
|A Closeup of the Globe Theatre!|
|My Seat from On High!|
|The Stage Was Massive at Ground Level!|
Really the Chelsea Physic Garden is one of my favorites and if I needed to, I could walk to this garden every day. It is that close to my hotel. It is not huge, but it was started as a garden to train apprentices in identifying plants. Because it is near the Thames it was a warmer microclimate for some very tender plants to flourish like a fruit bearing olive tree. It is one of Europe's oldest botanic gardens. Click the link to get a broader understanding of the importance of this garden.
In the evening I went to my first Shakespearean play, Measure for Measure at the Globe Theatre. I am doing a talk about Shakespeare's herbs and flowers for a local library here and I knew that going over to London for this trip. It was a beautiful night to walk across the Thames, albeit cold! It was a last minute decision. Hence, my nosebleed seat and it was cold, because the main stage is an open air theater. They do rent blankets and seats cushions so you are a bit more comfortable. It was wonderful, but I will spend a bit more dosh and sit closer to the action next time. Don't really want to stand for two plus hours as a groundling for five pounds. I do want a bit of comfort. All in all it was another great day in my favorite city, London.
Well, winter has come even if briefly. The wind is howling. We had just a dusting of snow overnight and into this morning. The thing is the cold! It is biting! Hope you are having a great day getting ready for Christmas. I will talk to you tomorrow!