“Fruit Salad Boating Lake” At Kew Gardens

The Palm House, Kew Gardens

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

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