Kew Gardens trip: Perfect weather for a picnic and learning to make Albanian-style daisy chains!

A group of LEAH 1:1 clients from Kingston, Richmond and Hounslow had a wonderful time visiting Kew Gardens with their children and tutors on Wednesday 9th May.

It was a perfect spring day and the gardens looked absolutely beautiful. The majority of clients had never been to the gardens before and were so happy to be there.

The trip was made possible through our membership of the Kew Gardens Access Scheme and the generous support of our volunteers who each helped their client with travel arrangements and showed them round the gardens, practising English along the way.

Highlights of the day included the newly re-opened Temperate House, the tulip field, the Waterlily House and the Hive. We all met up for a picnic lunch near the Palm House and were joined by two families of geese with their goslings.

Having started off with a traditional English daisy chain, we were treated to a demonstration of an Albanian-style circlet, which we all agreed was far simpler to make and really effective! We hope to visit the gardens again later in the year.