For a feel of Spring try visiting Packwood House just south of Birmingham, about half an hour from KEW outside the rush hours.
Wander slowly around the lake taking in the natural scenes. It is very relaxing and enchanting if you pause and take in the woodland views.
Largely un-stocked by flowers at this time of year, so visit again in a month or so to view the usually wonderful early summer flowers – you will be impressed, I assure you. I’ll let you know when.
You can have a light lunch in the café or on its veranda.
Do look at my photos taken last weekend here.
You may also like my photos of the Botanical Gardens and Winterbourne Gardens taken in the last week. View here.