We spent Sunday at Kew. I had been waiting for a day like that in Spring for a very long time, and it was as beautiful as I expected. Tulips, magnolias, bluebells were in bloom, as well as daisies everywhere*, and cherry trees. We also visited three greenhouses: Palm House, water Lilies and the Princess of Wales Conservatory. The first one has a small aquarium underground, don't miss it!
The roses were still just bushes, so were most azaleas, and there's a big waterlily pond that must be lovely in August (although I'll still prefer Giverny). I'll need to go back to see those, and the lake, which we also didn't have time for. Oh, and to be able to walk barefoot for an entire day, I missed it!
Tips: 1) buy tickets online. If you don't, you'll end up doing it last minute on your phone when you see the queue, and it's not a pleasant mobile experience :) 2) Go early and pack a picnic. You do not want to try and get food from the cafés, there are way too many people. If you forget to bring water (don't), there's at least one water font close to the log trail.
I wasn't joking about the daisies :) I even had some in my hair.
I was about to climb the back of the waterfall for the most amazing photo that never happened thanks to this sign.
*and she was still under Hive's control when I went there, I kept imagining earthquakes and nobody understood why