Full of luscious plants and vibrant colours, Kew Gardens is a destination for everyone. Located in Richmond, the Royal Botanical Gardens offer a sight that is often not seen in our day-to-day lives. Housing the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world" - Kew is a destination for plant-lovers and park goers alike.

Within the gardens, there are many different activities, exhibitions and areas to explore and learn about. My family and I recently visited in August, and during that time also visited the 'Plants of the Qur'an' exhibition - a showcase of botanical paintings with a deep and interesting history. If you think you are not one for greenery, parks and gardens, let Kew change your mind!

Beginning with the last feature that we saw first - the Waterlily house was most probably my favourite area of Kew gardens. Housing dozens of large, circular lily pads floating calmly on water with each lily completely vibrant with green and pink, it was a mesmerising view. The lilies are 'Victoria boliviana' - the third species in the Victoria genus. Looking carefully, the intricate pattern on the lilies reminds you of how complex plants and natural life is.

It also has a few greenhouses filled to the brim with stunning plant life on offer. The temperate house which is the World's largest Victorian greenhouse, is filled with 3000 individual plants. Next, the Prince of Wales conservatory, with computer-controlled climate zones. And finally, the Palm house. A little window into what a rainforest could be - the palm house's air is dense, and going up to the second floor, the heat will really find you. But, from experience, the humid and hot temperatures within it do not take away from the natural beauty of rainforest plants.

For any of those interested to go with family, Kew has food options and seating areas to relax, have lunch and chat. It was a great day out, and I left with some stunning photos of so many vast vegetation, plants and beautiful scenery.