TQ1876 : Kew Gardens palm house with Chihuly glass sculpture

taken 16 days ago, near to Kew, Richmond Upon Thames, Great Britain

Kew Gardens palm house with Chihuly glass sculpture
Kew Gardens palm house with Chihuly glass sculpture
The palm house was designed by Decimus Burton and built in 1844 by Richard Turner, the first glasshouse built on this large scale. Some of the plants in it are endangered, or even extinct in the wild.
In the foreground in a flower bed with an urn is the blown glass artwork "Paintbrushes" by Dale Chihuly. An exhibition has his works at places in the gardens where they can appear as if they came from nature.
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew :: TQ1877
The Gardens were established in 1759. The gardens are responsible for the world's largest collection of living plants. The site houses four Grade I and thirty six Grade II listed buildings. The gardens were designated UNESCO World Heritage status in 2003.
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Decimus Burton
Born 30 September 1800, died 14 December 1881 he was an architect and garden designer, particularly associated with projects in the classical style in London parks, including buildings at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and London Zoo. He also designed the layout and architecture of the seaside towns of Fleetwood and St Leonards-on-Sea. He also designed many parts of Royal Tunbridge Wells (Calverley New Town). His first name, Latin for 'tenth', denoted his position as the tenth child in his large family. He retired in the 1860s and is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Greenhouse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 186 769 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.7181N 0:17.6138W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1873 7709
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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