Kew Gardens will allow visitors to see Chihuly’s artwork after dark from the 15th August until the 26th October.
Experience Kew Gardens’ latest exhibition showcasing the work of Dale Chihuly after hours from August through an exclusive after-dark experience with fabulous food, drink, and music.
Over thirty three evenings, visitors can see the Gardens’ late-summer horticultural highlights as daylight fades before the lights come up and visitors can watch the sun set over Kew’s iconic landscape and see Chihuly’s artwork begin to glow under the evening sky.
While the resplendent Temperate House and Waterlily House will form atmospheric indoor settings, the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art will be open for visitors to explore artwork from Chihuly’s 50-year career.
During their visit, the visitors’ journey through the exhibition will be accompanied by beautifully uplifting music (commissioned by Guest Artists) based on a composition by the acclaimed American composer, Nico Muhly. Meanwhile, other composers and live musicians will respond to Muhly’s music to create their own original soundscapes inside the reverberating Temperate House, and at the recently opened Pavilion Bar and Grill.
For those looking for something to eat Kew’s summer menu will be on offer at Victoria Plaza Café and at The Pavilion Bar and Grill, and seasonal ice cream and prosecco bars will be also available for all to enjoy as dusk falls at the Temperate House.
Talking about the news Sandra Botterell, Director of Marketing and Commercial Enterprise at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew said:“We’re really excited to present this spectacular series of events, which will let visitors experience Chihuly’s ‘Reflections on Nature’, and Kew Gardens, in a completely different light. I can’t wait to see Temperate House Persians – the artwork suspended from the ceiling of the glasshouse – sparkling in such a magnificent setting. Visitors to Chihuly Nights are in for a truly memorable evening.”
Chihuly Nights will take place at Kew Gardens from the 15th August until the 26th October.