Last chance to play on the Tutti Frutti Boating Lake in Kew Gardens
Architectural foodsmiths, Bompas & Parr, have transformed Kew’s Palm House Pond into a giant fruit salad boating lake and participatory artwork, the centre piece of which is a floating pineapple island, a symbol of Kew’s extensive bromeliad collection.
The installation explores the experiential possibilities of edible fruit and provokes people to think again about the food that they eat every day.
Visitors can stroll over a walkway running across the water to the island, and watch the small rowing boats, decorated to resemble slices of papaya, melon, durian and pear, drift lazily past. Or they can hire a boat themselves, explore the pond, and enter the secret banana grotto beneath the pineapple (complete with the scent of banana!).
Until Sept 1
£4.50 Adults, £2.50 Kids