After walking all day we headed out to Kew Gardens on the train. Well – 3 trains and a walk. About 45mins.
I wanted to see the glass sculptures by day light – with the sun on them. And as magnificent as they were in the day it was the night light that really made them shine.
We entered the gardens and had an hour and half to walk through the main areas and see all 12 sculpture locations. So we walked.
We went to the Hive. A steel structure which lights up depending on vibration from real bees in a hive nearby. Read about it here.
We continued to walk around the locations of the sculptures.
Here are some of the glass sculptures.
Read here about Dale Chihuly. It’s a great story. You may have seen his work. Let me know if you have.
When the gardens closed st 7 we had to leave then wait outside until 7.30 when we could get back in for the night session.
So we resisted queuing until the last minute. It paid off know how to plan our tour of the night garden. We hurried to the Pavilion before the crowds and ordered some food and drink listening to the music 🎶.
Then it was dark and off we went on a magical journey along paths lit by lanterns.
Each sculpture was a treat.
Inside the glass house they were hidden in and around the plants and suspended from the ceiling.
And in the smaller Waterlily pavilion the white sculptures were breathtaking.
It was a wonderful night out.
And I walked over 30,000 steps!
4 thoughts on “Kew Gardens comes alive at Night: Chihuly”
WOW x M
Magnificent…….the gardens, the sculptures and you walking 30,000steps!!!
Oh Fran …… those gardens at night look magical!
Wow, Fran, a very special experience. What amazing sculptures! You and Steve are such good explorers on your travels. Bx🤩