Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature

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



13 April to 27 October 2019


Kew Gardens


Included with entry to the Gardens

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 space it will inhabit. 

A feast of activities

During the exhibition there will also be the Chihuly Family Trail. The trail booklet will be available to children and their families at weekends and school holidays.

Through an exclusive night-time experience, you will see these installations illuminated by an entirely different light  on a route taking in some of Kew's most stunning settings. 

Coming soon... a full programme of events. 

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