<a href="http://emma-townshend.livejournal.com/4166.html">Emma Townshend: Kew to celebrate birthday with free entry</a>

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Everything at Kew is looking spectacular in the winter sunshine; outside, the silhouettes of trees are stripped down to the bare essentials, with long vistas across the gardens - and across London, if you climb the Treetop Walkway. Inside, the glasshouses are full of lush growth, huge green leaves and weird flowers (like this bromeliad, see picture) to make you forget where you are for a moment.