Kris and I visited Wakehurst (sister garden to Kew Royal Botanical Gardens) on a coach trip sponsored by Kew. After a quick drive to Wakehurst (no traffic and no essential engineering works), we were ushered into the "Tack Room" for tea and biscuits. We then were guided around the gardens by Paul Taylor (who bikes to Wakehurst - does not have a car and does not intend to get one). We then had two hours of free time for lunch, visiting the Millenium Seed Bank and shop, and walking around the grounds. At 3:30 we returned to the Tack Room for mulled wine and mincemeat pies. At 4 pm, the "largest Christmas Tree in England" was illuminated and I was happy to have my phone camera. Another quick drive back to Kew. This was a wonderful day.