The Wildian on Golborne Road

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On until mid-Oct

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The South Ken Green Trail now extends to Golborne Road! 

The Wildian - a planter inspired by the extravagant designs of Victorian terrariums, has been commissioned by Kensington & Chelsea Council as part of the Bee Superhighway. Designed and constructed by Fran Kirk and Patrick McEvoy with the help of Prewett Bizley Architects, Meanwhile Gardens and EWM Bespoke Interiors.

Victorian terrariums were originally known as Wardian Cases. These were invented by botanist Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward in 1829, and gained popularity in Victorian London where they evolved into elaborate display cases for celebrating and showcasing growing plants in the polluted city.

The Wildian is part of the London Festival of Architecture, supported by Kensington + Chelsea Festival and continues the theme of the installations outside V&A, Science Museum, Goethe-Institut.