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LV Form Visit to The Royal Botanic Gardens
On a very frosty Sunday morning, the LV Form girls boarded their coach to The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, accompanied by Mrs Spicer, Miss Plennevaux and Miss Davis. We were all eager to discover the array of botanical delights that Kew had to offer and to visit the Marianne North Gallery, which contains her watercolour paintings and botanical illustrations from a lifetime of intrepid exploring.
We arrived at the gardens and headed straight for Kew's infamous Palm House to take photos and begin drawing plant life and foliage. Next stop, we visited the Shirley Sherwood and Marianne North Galleries. These galleries provided the opportunity to explore the artists' work and to complete some detailed botanical drawing transcriptions.
By this point, the whole group had seen quite a selection of tropical plants and flowers, and were certainly ready for a chilly lunch in front of Temperate House.
Moving on to the Treetop walk meant the girls could get a different perspective of Kew, and that they could take some interesting photographs. Lastly, we approached the Princess of Wales Conservatory, which contained a brighter array of cacti, water lilies and an aquarium.
The girls enjoyed a lovely frosty day at Kew Gardens and completed a variety of drawings, and they each took at least a hundred photographs to add to their collection of resources for their Art GCSE coursework.