A trip to Kew Gardens is an absolute must for gardeners and plant lovers. A bonus: The food in the Orangery restaurant is beautiful and delectable. Not at all what one expects of casual dining. Served cafeteria style, the entrees are fresh and flavorful. Built in 1761, the Orangery is a huge conservatory. Never very successful at orange production apparently, but sublime as a stopping place during a botanical indulgence.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
+44 (0)20 8332 5686
www.hrp.org.uk