Kew Gardens is one of my favourite places to visit in London.
I believe the botanical Kew Gardens makes a great place to propose especially if your future-wife-to-be is flower-lover like me. The beautiful gardens are located in Richmond, South-West London. It is said that Kew Gardens are the “largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world”.
The Victorian Kew Gardens is a fascinating and beautiful place to visit at any time of year and there are a number of attractive spots that would make a great place to propose.
The glass Palm house maintains a tropical atmosphere year round and would make a particularly fitting location if you love exotic locations or if it’s pouring rain outside (rather likely in London). In this warm, tropical environment you can confess your true love with enchanting flowers and lush greenery affording you an enchanting and private moment. The Palm House at Kew Gardens is judged to be one of the most important surviving Victorian iron and glass structures in the world and was designed to accommodate the exotic palms that were then being collected and introduced to Europe.
Another favourite of mine at Kew Gardens is The Temperate House.
Travel the world in this glittering cathedral – home to 1,500 species of plants from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands.
There’s also Davies Alpine House, Bamboo Garden, and Japanese garden, Great Pagoda– all of which are very romantic and picturesque places to get engaged.
Marriage proposal is one of the most exciting, nerve-wracking and intimate chapters of your life, so I do believe it should be done privately in a quiet place. If you are a bit shy and don’t want a crowd watching you proposing to the love of your life, I suggest visiting Kew Gardens first thing in the morning, as it would be quieter. Plan for a day out and a picnic for the two of you. Don’t forget to take a blanket and two glasses for champagne to celebrate your engagement!