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Glasshouse Collection

Background imageGlasshouse Collection: Waterlily House

Waterlily House at RBG Kew

Background imageGlasshouse Collection: Wardian Case

Wardian Case
The Wardian case is a portable airtight, glass-lined greenhouse that was developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (1791-1868) for the transportation of plants

Background imageGlasshouse Collection: The Temperate House- plan no 15

The Temperate House- plan no 15
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House, plan no 1
Plan showing the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House- plan no 4
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House- plan no 5
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House- plan no 8
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House- plan no 8A
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House- plan no 11
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House- plan no 12
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House- plan no 13
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House- plan no 16
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House- plan no 17
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House- plan no 18
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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The Temperate House- plan no 20
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Background imageGlasshouse Collection: The Temperate House- Ground plan of Octagon Building, 1860

The Temperate House- Ground plan of Octagon Building, 1860
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, showing proposed warming apparatus, 1860

Background imageGlasshouse Collection: The Temperate House- Iron rafters

The Temperate House- Iron rafters
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Sections full size of rolled iron rafters to upper roof of centre building

Background imageGlasshouse Collection: Block plan of proposed Temperate House, 1859

Block plan of proposed Temperate House, 1859
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1859

Background imageGlasshouse Collection: Earth beds and paths

Earth beds and paths
Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Plan showing proposed arrangement of earth beds and paths, Centre House

Background imageGlasshouse Collection: Rain-water tanks under terrace, 1860

Rain-water tanks under terrace, 1860
Plan of rainwater tanks under terrace, 1860

Background imageGlasshouse 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 imageGlasshouse Collection: Temperate House

Temperate House

Background imageGlasshouse Collection: Female gardener working in the orchid house, during World War II

Female gardener working in the orchid house, during World War II
Female gardener working in the orchid house, RBG Kew, during World War II

Background imageGlasshouse Collection: Stereograph, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Stereograph, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
This stereograph of the interior of one of the T-Range glasshouses shoes a sign requesting visitors to keep to the right and to refrain from touching the plants

Background imageGlasshouse 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



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