A Beautiful Floral Installation Has Arrived At Kew Gardens

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Yes, we know there are lots of flowers at Kew Gardens anyway, but this new floral installation is pretty special.

You may have already seen this stunning floral installation popping up on Instagram, but in case you haven’t, enjoy:

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This is ‘Life in Death’, a series of incredible preserved flower garlands that have taken Kew by storm.

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It’s been created by British artist Rebecca Louise Law, who was also responsible for the beautiful cherry blossoms that graced Mayfair eatery Sake No Hana earlier this year.

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Make no mistake, a LOT of work has gone into creating this installation.

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Law has spent six years collecting, preserving, and stringing up over one thousand garlands of flowers. That’s approximately 375,000 blossoms!

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She took her inspiration from the funeral garlands of Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II, which you can also find at Kew.

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Photo: @bokaldere

‘Life in Death’ will be in residence at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art until March 11th, 2018.

Kew Gardens is in Richmond, TW9 3AE, and the nearest tube station is Kew Gardens.

Featured image: @hollywood8happy

Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', you'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.