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Formal Gallery

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Choose from 13 images in our Formal collection.


Annie M Gulvin
Annie M Gulvin
Walter Fitch, Llewllyn House, Kew
Walter Fitch, Llewllyn House, Kew
Matilda Smith, botanical artist
Matilda Smith, botanical artist
The Royal Botanic Gardens Constabulary
The Royal Botanic Gardens Constabulary
Henry Fletcher Hance
Henry Fletcher Hance
Wakehurst Mansion
Wakehurst Mansion
Joseph Reardon pictured during service in WWI
Joseph Reardon pictured during service in WWI
The first four Keepers of the Herbarium, Kew Gardens
The first four Keepers of the Herbarium, Kew Gardens
Richard Spruce
Richard Spruce
Kews women gardeners, November 1916
Kews women gardeners, November 1916
Sir William Thiselton Dyer
Sir William Thiselton Dyer
The Kew Fire Brigade
The Kew Fire Brigade
Matilda Smith, botanical artist Featured Image

Matilda Smith, botanical artist

Matilda Smith, Joseph Hooker's second cousin, began training as a botanical artist in 1877, at the age of 23, and remained in Kew's employ for 45 years, producing more than 2300 drawings for Curtis Botanical Magazine. She became the Civil Service's first payrolled botanical artist. In 1916 she became president of the Kew Guild and in 1921 was accepted as an associate of the Linnean Society, only the second woman to receive this honour. Hooker's second cousin, began training as a botanical artist in 1877, at the age of 23, and remained in Kew's employ for 45 years, producing more than 2300 drawings for Curtis Botanical Magazine. She became the Civil Service's first payrolled botanical artist. In 1916 she became president of the Kew Guild and in 1921 was accepted as an associate of the Linnean Society, only the second woman to receive this honour

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Some of Kews female staff, 1942
Some of Kews female staff, 1942