Glass sculptures paint London’s Kew Gardens in light and colour
Dale Chihuly displays his flowers, reeds, balls, herons and tendrils as if they come from nature
London’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is ablaze with colour. Chartreuse, reds and yellows, purples and blues form a rainbow provided in part by the 50,000 plants in this Unesco world heritage botanical wonderland. A collection of sculptures dot the 120ha park, some appearing to grow out of the flower beds, others creating focal points alongside a temple or in a glade between an avenue of trees.
Entitled Reflections on Nature, the exhibition comprises 32 installations in the gardens as well as an indoor exhibition of smaller works. A map directs visitors around and I felt like an excited child searching for treasure, with one spectacular discovery following another...