IncrEdible Tea Party installation for the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. Summer/Autumn 2013

Nestled amongst the roses at Kew's Royal Botanical Gardens, lay the IncrEdible Tea Party, a magnificent oak table where the food grew before your very eyes.

The fundamental idea behind the table was to portray botanical information in a fun and theatrical way; a feast for the eyes enticing people to learn about the plants that make the food products they come into contact with every day.

Hop from one place-setting to the next to discover the different food you might find at a quintessential British tea party.  Be it Strawberry Jam, Earl Grey or Piccalilly, there are plenty to choose from!  But there's also a hint of mad hatter, so look out for riddles, clues and plants that aren't what they seem…

Whether you're a connoisseur of hand-decorated English china, appreciative of traditional carpentry techniques, or a student of botanical illustration, there is something at the table to entertain everyone.

You can see more pictures and read the whole story of the table at the Incredible Edible Tea Party.

 

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 You can still at the table but you'll have to venture further into the woods at Kew to find it - a magical place to have picnics and birthday parties!

You can still at the table but you'll have to venture further into the woods at Kew to find it - a magical place to have picnics and birthday parties!