Chihuly is widely known for his architectural sculptures. One of his main inspirations are conservatories and botanical gardens. In 2001, he set up his first botanical exhibition at the Garfield Park conservatory in Chicago which led to a series of Garden projects, including one close to home in 2005, at Kew Gardens in London. Being so close to Kew gardens I decided to go and be inspired myself. As I am a lot better at drawing from what I can see rather than from imagination, visual research for me is alway vital for my later design developments. As I also decided to use botanical drawings as my archive for this project, I took the opportunity to visit Kew Gardens library and archive where I was recommended books on both botanical drawings and Textiles artists who were also inspired by flowers and plants.