18 September 2020

Could the Horniman Gardens bee any more friendly?

By Quetta Kaye

The new installation in front of the Horniman Museum has a variety of bee ‘hotels’ sited around raised beds of insect-attracting flowers in hexagonal (bee cell) frames, surrounded by a wildflower meadow. The centrepiece is a sculpture with nitrogen-dioxide absorbing properties, ‘Flower Girl’, created by Jasmine Pradissitto, a painter and physicist, who has been pioneering pollution-absorbing sculptures to address an increasingly Anthropocene world.

In the main part of the Gardens, the dry Prairie area continues to dazzle with its colourful display and frame of fluttering grasses.

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