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624. Curious Plants from the Forest of Matang, Sarawak, Borneo
624. Curious Plants from the Forest of Matang, Sarawak, Borneo
The Lily Leaf from Victoria Regia by John Fiske Allen
The Lily Leaf from Victoria Regia by John Fiske Allen
661. Study of Japanese Chrysanthemums and Dwarfed Pine
661. Study of Japanese Chrysanthemums and Dwarfed Pine
New wings to Temperate House
New wings to Temperate House
793. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessel of the Opium Poppy
793. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessel of the Opium Poppy
The Temperate House- plan no 9
The Temperate House- plan no 9
New wing to Temperate House- plan no 5
New wing to Temperate House- plan no 5
369. Strelitzia augusta at St. Johns Kaffraria
369. Strelitzia augusta at St. Johns Kaffraria
The Birdman, Mr Allaway, 1901
The Birdman, Mr Allaway, 1901
Garden visitors inspect the Demonstration Plot at RBG Kew, during WWII
Garden visitors inspect the Demonstration Plot at RBG Kew, during WWII
Elevation of the Great Pagoda
Elevation of the Great Pagoda
An exact plan of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond, 1754
An exact plan of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond, 1754
Elevation of the Great Pagoda Featured Image

Elevation of the Great Pagoda

Elevation of the Great Pagoda by William Chambers, Architect
Sir William Chambers first published this design of the Pagoda in 1763 in his 'Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew in Surry'. The building itself was constructed between Autumn 1761 and Spring 1762. Engraving on paper by T. Miller.

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

William Barron's Tree Transplanter
William Barron's Tree Transplanter
Crocus sativus, saffron
Crocus sativus, saffron
Gnidia pinifolia, L. (Pine-leaved Gnidia)
Gnidia pinifolia, L. (Pine-leaved Gnidia)
Henry Ridley
Henry Ridley
41 Oncidium alexandrae 011955-20190411T154710
41 Oncidium alexandrae 011955-20190411T154710
Henry Ridley and rubber tree, Singapore
Henry Ridley and rubber tree, Singapore
William Thiselton Dyer
William Thiselton Dyer
Wardian case in use
Wardian case in use
251. Cocoanut Palms on the River Bank near Galle, Ceylon
251. Cocoanut Palms on the River Bank near Galle, Ceylon
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), 1867
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), 1867
Tectona grandis Willd., watercolour on paper
Tectona grandis Willd., watercolour on paper
613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant
613. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Pepper plant
Henry Ridley and rubber tree, Singapore Featured Image

Henry Ridley and rubber tree, Singapore

Extension of original cutting on an old Para rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis - Henry Ridley ('Rubber Ridley') and rubber tree, tapped for latex. HNR/1/2/6/3 Henry Ridley was director of the Singapore Botanic Garden from 1888 to 1911. Through his expertise and ecouragement, and with rubber trees that had been trees sent from Kew in 1877, the Malaysian rubber plantation industry was established. Today most of the world's rubber comes from plantations in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The Orangery, RBG Kew
The Orangery, RBG Kew
671. Foliage of a Cinnamon and Atlas Moth
671. Foliage of a Cinnamon and Atlas Moth
Number of plant species in each use category, 2016
Number of plant species in each use category, 2016
Henry Ridley with leopard, 1888-1912
Henry Ridley with leopard, 1888-1912
Elizabeth Aiton (c.1740-1826)
Elizabeth Aiton (c.1740-1826)
William Aiton (1731-1793)
William Aiton (1731-1793)
IMG 7892
IMG 7892
204. View in a Redwood Forest, California
204. View in a Redwood Forest, California
Portrait of William Townsend Aiton (1766 - 1849)
Portrait of William Townsend Aiton (1766 - 1849)
Livistona Palm, Livistona mauritiana
Livistona Palm, Livistona mauritiana
Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew
Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew
Francis Bauer 1758 – 1840, Botanical Illustrator
Francis Bauer 1758 – 1840, Botanical Illustrator
Portrait of William Townsend Aiton (1766 - 1849) Featured Image

Portrait of William Townsend Aiton (1766 - 1849)

Lithograph portrait of William Townsend Aiton (1766-1849), portrait, lithograph by L. Poyot, printed by C. Graf. The handwritten note attached to bottom of the portrait reads: The small parcel accompanying this note is enclosed for Dr. Hooker with my kindest regards, W.T. Aiton. Royal Gardens Kew, 7 Octr 1829. Aiton was Head Gardener at Kew from 1793 to 1841, and also appointed Director General of all royal gardens by King George IV. He was involved in the production of Hortus Kewensis, 1810 to 1813.

© RBG Kew

Millennium Seed Bank, (MSB)
Millennium Seed Bank, (MSB)
Zingiber officinale, ginger
Zingiber officinale, ginger
Elevation of the Great Pagoda as first intended
Elevation of the Great Pagoda as first intended
Nursery at the Millennium Seed Bank
Nursery at the Millennium Seed Bank
561. A new Pitcher Plant from the limestone mountains of Sarawak
561. A new Pitcher Plant from the limestone mountains of Sarawak
Rhododendron Dalhousiae (frontispiece), 1849
Rhododendron Dalhousiae (frontispiece), 1849
Robert Fortune
Robert Fortune
Palace of Deeg, Bhurtpore, India, 1878
Palace of Deeg, Bhurtpore, India, 1878
The Wardian case was a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw
The Wardian case was a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw
Eleanor Morland, Gertude Cope and Alice Hutchings, Kew gardeners, 1898
Eleanor Morland, Gertude Cope and Alice Hutchings, Kew gardeners, 1898
Clitoria ternatea, L.
Clitoria ternatea, L.
Nymphaea rubra, R.
Nymphaea rubra, R.