Chihuly: Reflections on nature

The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.

Dale Chihuly, Sapphire Star, 2010 © Chihuly Studio


13 April to 27 October 2019


Kew Gardens


Included with entry to the Gardens

Please note, day tickets don’t include entry to Chihuly Nights

Iconic artist Dale Chihuly will once again exhibit his luminous glass artworks in our spectacular landscape, featuring pieces never seen before in the UK.

Breathtaking artwork

In the most biodiverse place in the world, you will see the perfect marriage of art, science and nature as Chihuly's dazzling sculptures transform our Gardens and glasshouses into a contemporary outdoor gallery space.

Unique art installations will be situated across the grounds, including the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. You can experience his Drawings and Rotolo series - the most technically challenging work Chihuly has ever created - and Seaforms, undulating forms that conjure underwater life. 

The celestial vibrant blue masterpiece Sapphire Star will welcome you as you walk through Victoria Gate.

In a Kew Gardens first, the Temperate House will be home to a brand new, specially designed sculpture inspired by the cathedral-like space it will inhabit. 

Family activities

A specially illustrated, colourful and engaging trail will take children and their families around the Gardens, encouraging them to discover the Chihuly artwork. Families can pick up a free trail for the duration of the exhibition from the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.

Hero image: Dale Chihuly, Sapphire Star, 2010 © Chihuly Studio

Supported by DS Automobiles 

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