Via the Gastroblog at Hot Dinners, we learn that food and architecture dabblers Bompas and Parr will construct a fruit salad boating lake in the Palm House pond at Kew Gardens this summer.
Visitors to the installation will walk over a bridge to a small pineapple island, or they can rent a boat (decorated to resemble various fruits) and paddle through a “secret grotto” beneath the island. Sounds very, er, Bompas and Parr-ish: their previous exploits include a boating lake atop Selfridges, a romp through the history of food and an artisanal chewing gum factory.
Tutti Frutti (as it’s called) runs from 25 May to 3 November, and is part of Kew’s IncrEdibles festival, which “celebrates the amazing bounty of the plant world, inviting visitors to experience first-hand a selection of the 30,000 species we can feast on.”.
Photo / Derek G. Crook