Plant Curator is yet to visit Kew Gardens’ currently ongoing festival extravaganza – Plantasia – but it is just a matter of time. There is nothing like a nicely designed array of publicity material to lure you in. Using illustrations from the charmingly chimerical artist Andrew Lyons, and creative direction (including name and concept) from 999 Design, a magical, adventure-type inducement package has been supplied. “Experience the life enhancing power of plants” offers excitement and anticipation, but it’s not fantasy that plants are powerful, or phenomenal, or essential, but for those visitors that are yet to truly get this, hopefully the exhibition offers as much to convince as the posters have done to attract. We are so lucky in this country to have Kew Gardens championing plants the way they do, in such a grand and vocal way, directed at the masses.
Plantasia runs until the 7th of September.