Now that spring is here and the term is winding down, my thoughts are starting to turn to the research and writing I want to get done this summer. I was away quite a bit last summer and, although it was wonderful, I want to try and be a little closer to home this year so I can spend more time writing. I do, however, plan to head to the UK in June. There are a number of things on my list of things to do while in London, but at the top of the list is the soon-to-be-opened Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens. This will be right next to the Marianne North gallery, one of my favourite galleries of all time! Katherine Tyrrell over at Making a Mark has a wonderful post about these two spaces as well as the two remarkable women behind them, and reading that post got me even more excited about going back to Kew this June.