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Kew Gardens celebrates Queer Nature this autumn

Community news on behalf of Kew Gardens | 16 October 2023

Until Sunday 29 October visitors to Kew Gardens can look forward to discovering a celebration of Queer Nature in Kew’s iconic Temperate House.

Visitors can look forward to discovering copper-coloured carpets of leaves, low layers of mist rising from the lake, and a celebration of Queer Nature in the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world,

Step inside and discover a large-scale suspended artwork by Jeffrey Gibson, recently announced as the first Indigenous artist to present a solo exhibition at the U.S. Pavilion during the 2024 Venice Biennale, a vibrant garden display, and inspiring stories from queer people. 

The theme for this year’s autumn festival came out of a series of brainstorms with several teams across Kew, including scientists, horticulturists, Kew’s staff network for those from the queer community and invited guests from external organisations, such as Queer Britain and Queer Botany. 

Kew are excited to celebrate the beauty and diversity of plants and fungi at Kew Gardens through this unique collaboration between art, science, horticulture and LGBTQ+ communities, the first of its kind at Kew, hopefully leaving visitors inspired by the wonder of the natural world.

For more information and how to book, visit the Kew Gardens website.

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Up to: October 2023

Updated: 16 October 2023

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