Glass, light, plants, earth, water and bright colours collide in a dazzling spectacle inside Kew Gardens’ Temperate House – the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world. This is one of thirteen sites within the Royal Botanic Gardens currently home to 32 works by the renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.

Exploding on the bank in front of the Temple of Bellona is ‘Sapphire Star’, at once microbial and a celestial phenomenon, its translucent tips drawing light towards its concentrated core of deep blue as individually blown barbs radiate outwards. A similar energetic intensity burns in ‘Summer ...


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