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Waterlily Pond, Kew Gardens, circa 1900

Waterlily Pond, Kew Gardens, circa 1900. © RBG KEW

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The waterlily pond, Kew Gardens, circa 1900. The pond was one of Sir William Thiselton-Dyer's additions, heated by condensed steam from the local water supply, making it possible to raise half-hardy aquatic plants. Some of the waterlilies in this photograph were supplied by the French nurseryman Joseph Bory Latour-Marliac. One of the first growers to successfully hybridize waterlillies, Marliac is probably best known for his yellow-flowered cultivar Nymphaea Marliacea Chromatella, which he sent to Kew in 1887. He is also renowned for contributing many of the waterlilies in Monet's garden at Giverny

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Date: 12th February 2015

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Associated Categories: History

Associated Categories: History

Keywords:  black and white  botanic garden  botanical  botanical garden  botanical gardens  hats  history  joseph bory latour-marliac  kew  lily  lily pond  mono  monochrome  rbg kew  thiselton-dyer  william thiselton dyer  woodland glade


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