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Allcast Leather Duck Boots, Kew Gardens and David Nash Sculptures in the Snow

My new pair of Crocs were perfect for our recent snowy weather: keeping me perfectly cosy on a trip to Kew Gardens to admire the David Nash sculptures.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Crocs Allcast Leather Duck Boot David Nash
A few weeks ago, as you may have noticed, it snowed. And like everyone else I did my best to enjoy our short lived winter wonderland, getting out and about with baby in tow, wearing my comfy new Crocs Allcast Leather Duck Boots. Think you know Crocs? Think again… the brand encompasses much more than the well known flip-flop that has as many foes as fans.

Crocs Allcast Leather Duck Boot
The design of these big cosy boots was inspired by equestrian styles, with sealed seams, water resistant stitching and a fleecy Sherpa lining. Croslite is used to construct the super comfortable base and rubber soles provide great grip so you won’t slip on the ice. Perhaps the best bit about these boots (apart from their amazing comfort factor) is their lightness: most snow boots are pretty heavy but these feel as light as a pair of trainers.

David Nash temperate house
David Nash exhibition Kew Gardens
David Nash in the snow. Utterly fabulous.

Anyway, I had a great time bounding around in my Duck Boots. We took these photos on a visit to Kew Gardens, the wintery weather ensuring we had the grounds virtually to ourselves. How fab do the David Nash sculptures look covered in a sprinkling of snow? This renowned artist carves huge lumps of wood with a chainsaw and an axe, sometimes using fire to char the results. There are lots of large sculptures dotted around the grounds of Kew and many more to discover nestled amongst the greenery of the Temperate House. The exhibition is on until 14th April 2013 and is well worth a visit.

David Nash exhibition Kew Gardens Snarfle
So many cool David Nash sculptures in the The Temperate House at Kew. This one was perfectly placed amongst the foliage behind Snarfle.

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A David Nash wooden plait.

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Smaller David Nash sculptures from the indoors exhibition, which features lots of paper artwork and video installations too.

David Nash exhibition Kew Gardens
The tree walkway at Kew. Looming over us like some kind of menacing tripod in the wintery sky – brrrrrrrrr.

David Nash exhibition Kew Gardens peacock
A cold peacock sheltering near the entrance.

You can see many of my photos first on instagram, follow me @ameliagregory here.

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