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Background imageGardens Collection: The Rhododendron Dell, Kew Gardens

The Rhododendron Dell, Kew Gardens
19th century photograph of The Rhododendron Dell, Kew Gardens. Originally Capability Browns " Hollow Walk" it was created in 1773 and planted with rhododendrons in 1850

Background imageGardens Collection: Japanese Gateway, Kew Gardens c. 1910

Japanese Gateway, Kew Gardens c. 1910
Model of the Chokushi-Mon (Gateway of the Imperial Messenger), better known as the Japanese Gateway, gifted to Kew after its inclusion in the Japan-British exhibition held at Shepherds Bush in 1910

Background imageGardens Collection: 066, Screw Pines and Avenue of Royal Palms in the Botanic Gardens, Rio

066, Screw Pines and Avenue of Royal Palms in the Botanic Gardens, Rio
The Screw Pine to the left in the foreground is a male plant in flower (see 246), and that on the right is a female in young fruit (see 692)

Background imageGardens Collection: Cornus nuttallii x florida

Cornus nuttallii x florida
CORNACEAE, Cornus nuttallii x florida (1969-12748)

Background imageGardens Collection: Directors House and Garden, Kew. Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer and Harriet Anne Thiselton-Dyer

Directors House and Garden, Kew. Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer and Harriet Anne Thiselton-Dyer (Nee Hoche). He became Assistant Director of Kew in 1875

Background imageGardens Collection: The Palm House, Kew Gardens

The Palm House, Kew Gardens
A visitor sits reading inside the Palm House, Kew Gardens. The Palm House was opened in 1848. Decimus Burton was the architect and Richard Turner as engineer provided the ironwork

Background imageGardens Collection: Cherry tree - Autumn colour

Cherry tree - Autumn colour
1993-604. ROSACEAE, Prunus Imose

Background imageGardens Collection: Larix decidua, European Larch

Larix decidua, European Larch
1969-40758, PINACEAE, Larix decidua, European Larch, Europe

Background imageGardens Collection: Taxodium distichum, Swamp Cypress

Taxodium distichum, Swamp Cypress
1972-10972, TAXODIACEAE, Taxodium distichum, Swamp Cypress, SE USA - Deciduous conifer making a medium-sized tree with a conical crown, fibrous red-brown bark and soft, feathery

Background imageGardens Collection: Ginkgo leaves in autumn

Ginkgo leaves in autumn

Background imageGardens Collection: Fraxinus excelsior, Golden Ash

Fraxinus excelsior, Golden Ash
1871-40118 BOOT, OLEACEAE, Fraxinus excelsior, Golden Ash

Background imageGardens Collection: Ginkgo biloba, Maidenhair Tree

Ginkgo biloba, Maidenhair Tree
2983-6106 BECX 73, GINKGOACEAE, Ginkgo biloba, Maidenhair Tree

Background imageGardens Collection: Juglens nigra, Alburyensis

Juglens nigra, Alburyensis
1960-42701 SXTN, JUGLANDACEAE, Juglens nigra, Alburyensis

Background imageGardens Collection: Sir William Hooker

Sir William Hooker (1785-1865). Botanist, illustrator and the first public Director of Kew Gardens 1841. He also held the post of Regius Professor of Botany in Glasgow in 1820

Background imageGardens Collection: Miss Cotton posing on the leaf of giant waterlily Kew Gardens, 1923

Miss Cotton posing on the leaf of giant waterlily Kew Gardens, 1923
" Miss Cotton" posing on the leaf of giant waterlily Victoria amazonica, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey, 1923. It is likely that she was the daughter of Arthur Cotton

Background imageGardens Collection: Commidendrum rugosum

Commidendrum rugosum
1970-4387 KENR, COMPOSITAE, Commidendrum rugosum

Background imageGardens Collection: Tibouchina Urvilleana

Tibouchina Urvilleana
053-82-00274, MELASTOMATACEAE, Tibouchina Urvilleana, Brazil

Background imageGardens Collection: 820. Spring Gardens, Jamaica, with its Cocoanut Palms

820. Spring Gardens, Jamaica, with its Cocoanut Palms

Background imageGardens Collection: Grass garden, winter

Grass garden, winter
Grass garden in the snow, RBG Kew



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