Kew Gardens was a botanical garden. Elena Hickson once went there on a school trip where she had seen tube-like flowers entice ants in before drowning them in acid and stopped them escaping. Elena thought the same fate would happen to her and Matt Wheeler when they were stuck in the Quarry End cave with the starling Lucky. The walls were too slippy and dark-light was threading out to get them.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Kew Gardens is a real botanical garden in London. Elena lived in Thornleigh so it's likely her school visited this place.



  1. Night Speakers, Chapter 29, page 178