Alchemy soars into the trees with Kew Gardens

June 30, 2017

Viewers can sit amongst the branches of one of Kew’s tallest trees in our latest VR experience View from a Giant Redwood

From 22nd July to 3rd September View from a Giant Redwood will be hosted by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in Richmond

In this 4 and a half minute film audiences follow head arborist Tony Kirkham as he carries out a health check on one of the tallest trees in Kew, the 150 year-old Giant Redwood. Viewers will join Tony high-up amongst the branches of the Redwood to learn more about the tree species and how he checks their health. The experience also offers stunning views of Kew from a truly unique vantage point. The experience will be installed in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew, which is a short five minute walk away from the featured Redwood and is open everyday between 10am and 4.30pm

The film marks an ongoing relationship as our parent company Atlantic Productions and Kew Gardens, collaborated together on the David Attenborough project Kingdom of Plants for Sky.

Our CEO Anthony Geffen says: “We are delighted to work with Kew again on another project harnessing cutting-edge technology, this time using the unique immersive medium of VR to show off the beauty and wonder of the gardens from a totally new perspective.”

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world famous scientific organisation, internationally respected for its outstanding collections as well as its scientific expertise in plant diversity, conservation and sustainable development in the UK and around the world. Kew Gardens is a major international and a top London visitor attraction. Kew’s 132 hectares of landscaped gardens, and Kew’s country estate, Wakehurst, attract over 1.5 million visits every year.  It has been a delight working with such a prestigious organisation on this amazing VR film.

Gina Koutsika, Head of Visitor Programmes, Events and Exhibitions said, “We are very excited to work with Atlantic Productions on Kew’s very first virtual reality experience. Never before have we been able to take visitors climbing with our arborists. Bringing the Gardens to life in a unique way it showcases Kew’s beauty and majesty in a whole new light.”

You can book tickets to visit Kew Gardens on their website here