Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Strolling Through Queen Mary's Gardens

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Strolling Through Queen Mary's Gardens

We did a boat load of walking on our first day in London, so much so, my feet were super sore for most of the rest of our trip. One of the longest routes we did without hailing an Uber was walking from Buckingham Palace to Kensington Palace, and something that really surprised me about London was how clean it was for being a big city, especially since there were hardly any trash bins to be seen. From Buckingham to Kensington, we passed through The Regent's Park and cut through Queen Mary's Gardens and the views were so beautiful!

Queen's Rose Garden

Queen's Rose Garden

Queen's Rose Garden

There were so many varieties of flowers to gaze upon, and aside from the beauty, it smelled so good too! We found many benches where one could just sit and relax all day long. If our schedule wasn't already so packed, I would have parked my butt on a bench and gave my aching feet a much needed break. I did snap a quick pick of the girls though, before moving along.

Queen Mary's Rose Garden

It was incredibly peaceful, even the birds were chill. This fatty found himself a nice spot on one of the water fountains and refused to budge even when we got super close.


It's about a 20 minute walk to get to Queen Mary's Gardens from Buckingham Palace, then a 15 minute walk to get to Kensington Palace from there. I would highly suggest carving out a little time to enjoy the gardens if you are going to explore all of the areas in The Regent's Park. It's truly a must see!


What's your favorite garden flower?



27 comments:

  1. I love beautiful gardens like this. Totally sounds like it's worth the walk over.

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    1. Definitely worth taking the extra few minutes to stroll over!

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  2. What a gorgeous garden! Even their pigeons are colorful. I'd love visit Queen Mary's Gardens one day.

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    1. I hope you do visit some day Stacie! You'll love it!

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  3. Those gardens are beautiful. I mean, even the Pigeon looks pretty there!

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    1. There wasn't a single thing out of place. It was so clean and pretty. A lovely spot to enjoy, indeed!

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  4. What a place to take a stroll! All the greenery in those gardens look so peaceful.

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  5. Sure a sight to see indeed. That pigeon must eat well. Should pack good shoes? Achy feet sure can annoy.

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    1. I did pack good tennis shoes and my feet still blistered. I ended up wearing flip flops the rest of the trip because my feet were so swollen from all the walking, I couldn't get my shoes back on comfortably.

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  6. Looks gorgeous, especially the first photo! We do hate the Brits for having such lush gardens and greenery thanks to their weather! In my neck of the woods everything is scorched and dead :(

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    1. There wasn't any dead grass or leaves anywhere we looked. London was so pristine compared to the bigger cities here in the US.

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    2. That is both because their rains wash away everything and because of the good old British discipline. I wish my people were like that, but we are extremely dirty as a nation. I live near a school and you wouldn't believe how the surroundings of the school look like a dumpster, makes me kill myself every time I go to the grocers or green market. It is true that we are dirt poor, but that does not mean we can't educate our kids not to be dirty.

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  7. I need to add this to my must-see list of places to visit. Everything looks so beautiful and tranquil.

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    1. Definitely, Audrey. It's a lovely spot to just relax for a bit.

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  8. I wouldn't know most of the names to most flowers

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    1. Well, most men don't, so don't feel bad lol

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  9. I missed that when we went. I missed lots of things when we went. Probably a return trip should be in the works to remedy that a bit. ;) The pictures are really nice!! I could sit on that bench all day too.

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    1. Jason and I really want to go back for a week and just explore everything. We did the touristy stuff on this trip, now we want to really get into the meat of the city and really experience the culture.

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  10. London will always be one of my most favorite cities! It's really amazing and you'll definitely enjoy walking. The parks are just lovely, it's easy to let the day pass by by exploring.

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    1. Chicago was my #1, but London quickly took that spot over. I loved everything we saw there.

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  11. This would be a place that I would enjoy very much. Parked on a bench taking in all the wonderful smells.

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  12. This would be an awesome place.

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  13. What beautiful place Theresa and amazing pictures !!

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  14. This is the perfect spot for family photos. It looks so beautiful and peaceful. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. I love peonies and most any bulb. I have a fondness for daffodils from my time in the UK.

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  16. So pretty! I bet you guys didn't want to leave that place. My Dad goes crazy in garden places. He's been in the newspaper twice for his garden.

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