David Nash at Kew - the Temperate House
Nash describes the Temperate House as a curious, inside/outside space – a complete contrast to the crisp, clean atmosphere of the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. A challenging environment for displaying wooden sculptures, the warm, damp conditions tailored for palms, ferns and cycads would normally accelerate the decay of any wooden object. Nash has therefore chosen pieces that he feels can cope with this environment.
Nash on the Temperate House
‘The exciting thing for me is to see my work in the jungle. To put them among plants, which is where they came from.’
- David Nash -
Find out more about the sculptures on display in Kew's historic Temperate House.
- Apple Jacob
- Big Tongue
- Comet Ball
- Crack and Warp Column
- Crossed Egg
- Cube, Sphere, Pyramid
- Furrowed Oak
- Mizunara Bowl
- Napa Ladders
- Red and Black Dome
- Red Frame
- Red Throne
- Two Falling Spoons
Inside the Temperate House
Visit David Nash at Kew
All you need to know about visiting the David Nash exhibition at Kew Gardens.
- Detailed ticket information
- David Nash in the Wood Quarry
- Group visits - prices are for parties of ten or more
- Opening times - the Gardens open daily at 9.30am
- How to find us - directions, maps and transport information
- Cafes and restaurants
If you’re interested in owning one of David Nash’s sculptures that you enjoyed in the Garden’s, please contact Lisa Woodward (Head of Retail, Kew Gardens) who will be happy to assist you on an individual basis.
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