Let’s construct a footbridge.


Let’s rest the deck of granite planks on a steel frame just above the surface of the water.


Lets make free standing bronze balusters


that at some angles appear solid


and some angles almost disappear.


Let’s embed LED’s and cover them with frosted glass between the bronze balusters


to make the bridge glow in the evening.


Let it be serpentine.


Voila! An architectural sculpture 


that actually belongs in the garden.

sackler_crossing_1Useful and at the same time a work of art.



Architect/John Pawson

Sackler Crossing Video

Design is a beautiful thing.


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Gardening in Tennessee Zone 6 at an average of 744.65' above sea level.
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18 Responses to Footbridge

  1. mothernaturesgarden says:

    I wish the weather had been better for you but seeing family is fun no matter. We went to a cajun restaurant in Cool Springs yesterday with our daughter call Cajun Steamer. Family and good food… what could be better?

  2. Betsy says:

    Wow Donna… What a gorgeous bridge. It looks like a fancy bridge which can be found on a golf course. Beautiful!!!!

    Hope you are doing okay. We just got home from Texas—visiting one of my sons and families. Weather was HORRIBLE.


  3. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Brian, how true! Notice, the name of the architect nor the builder is on the bridge, but the one that donated the funds. 😉

  4. Brian says:

    One of the most beautiful bridges I’ve ever seen…thanks! several hundred thousand dollars…worth it!!

  5. mothernaturesgarden says:

    The serpentine curve is just enough to make minimalism acceptable to one like myself who usually likes more ornate things. The bronze and granite is what grabs my fancy.

  6. mothernaturesgarden says:

    OH, Cameron,
    It would be great to spend the growing season in the UK visiting the multitude of gardens.

  7. mothernaturesgarden says:

    All the photos are gathered from the net of Sackler Crossing in Kew. Hope you watched the video also.

  8. I must say that this is a beautiful bridge. And I have seen and lusted after many curved, and red, and elegant, bridges in Japan. I have a high opinion of them and the architecture and the landscape around them. But this is really neat and modern and up to date and looks so good. It is almost like the difference between Ikea and Bassett. The video is charming too.

    Abe Lincoln

  9. I’ve been to Kew (probably in 2003) and the bridge was added in 2006. Very striking, clever and so unique. It does work with the natural beauty of the place. Must go back! It’s a fantastic garden to visit. I could spend a year in the UK just visiting the gardens.


  10. Is it the same bridge in each of those pictures? It’s beautiful in every angle!

  11. mothernaturesgarden says:

    It is definitely unique.

  12. mothernaturesgarden says:

    I love the lighting effects in the video, Racquel.

  13. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Wouldn’t that be fun?

  14. That’s the prettiest foot bridge I’ve ever seen.

  15. Gail says:

    Will you take me with you? gail

  16. Racquel says:

    Cool bridge! It really works well in this area.

  17. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Let’s go to Kew instead.

  18. Father Time says:

    First, we have to get a swamp. Then, the bridge. Would it work across the Beaver Dam Creek?

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