Skip to main content
sales@mediastorehouse.com
Tel: (678) 701-8254

Kew Gardens Gallery

Available as Licensed Images. Choose your image, select your licence and download the media

Choose from 268 images in our Kew Gardens collection.


Livistona chinensis, ca 18th century
Livistona chinensis, ca 18th century
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
Portrait of William Townsend Aiton (1766 - 1849)
Portrait of William Townsend Aiton (1766 - 1849)
Henry Ridley and rubber tree, Singapore
Henry Ridley and rubber tree, Singapore
Millennium Seed Bank, (MSB)
Millennium Seed Bank, (MSB)
Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew
Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew
The Rhododendron Dell, Kew Gardens
The Rhododendron Dell, Kew Gardens
Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a rare West Australian Shrub, 1880
Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a rare West Australian Shrub, 1880
Iris bulbosa latifolia, 1757
Iris bulbosa latifolia, 1757
Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge
Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861
Seedlings of Cinchona succirubra, India, 1861
Rhododendron Dalhousiae (frontispiece), 1849
Rhododendron Dalhousiae (frontispiece), 1849
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 Treetop Walkway, RBG Kew
The Treetop Walkway, RBG Kew
Women gardeners put on their clogs ready for work, World War II
Women gardeners put on their clogs ready for work, World War II
Lilium henryi, 1891
Lilium henryi, 1891
Allium giganteum, 1885
Allium giganteum, 1885
Dracula chimaera (Vampire orchid), 1882-1897
Dracula chimaera (Vampire orchid), 1882-1897
Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849
Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849
Garden visitors inspect the Demonstration Plot at RBG Kew, during WWII
Garden visitors inspect the Demonstration Plot at RBG Kew, during WWII
Acer opalus
Acer opalus
Elaeagnus angustifolia var elliptica
Elaeagnus angustifolia var elliptica
Vaults at the Millennium Seed Bank
Vaults at the Millennium Seed Bank
RBG Kew expedition to Cameroon
RBG Kew expedition to Cameroon
Vegetables growing in the Demonstration Plot, RBG Kew, WWII
Vegetables growing in the Demonstration Plot, RBG Kew, WWII
Women gardeners put on their clogs ready for work, World War II Featured Image

Women gardeners put on their clogs ready for work, World War II

Women gardeners were employed at Kew during World War II, after an interval of nearly a quarter of a century. Fourteen women were enrolled onto the staff in 1940, joined by a further thirteen in 1941. The women referred to their unifrom of apron and clogs as battledress'. The clogs were wooden soled shoes with leather uppers. One of the women, Jean Thompson told colleague Betty Cooper: "My most vivid impression was the difficulty I had balancing on the rocks in my clogs."

© RBG KEW

Temperate House
Temperate House
Portrait of Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865)
Portrait of Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865)
Zygopetalum mackayi, 1882-1897
Zygopetalum mackayi, 1882-1897
Vanda falcata aka Neofinetta falcata (Wind orchid), 1819
Vanda falcata aka Neofinetta falcata (Wind orchid), 1819
Vanda coerulea (Blue vanda), 1862
Vanda coerulea (Blue vanda), 1862
Sobralia macrantha, 1845-1883
Sobralia macrantha, 1845-1883
Psychopsis kramerianum (Butterfly orchid), 1845-1883
Psychopsis kramerianum (Butterfly orchid), 1845-1883
Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1864
Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1864
Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), 1847
Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), 1847
Ophrys apifera (Bee orchid), 1886
Ophrys apifera (Bee orchid), 1886
Guarianthe skinneri (Guaria morada), 1846
Guarianthe skinneri (Guaria morada), 1846
Cattleya trianae, 1882
Cattleya trianae, 1882
Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), 1847 Featured Image

Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), 1847

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1847. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 73, plate 4297. Curtis's Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour illustrations of plants and has been published continuously since 1787

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

1787, 1800s, 1840s, 1847, 19th Century, 4297, Art, Biology, Botanical, Botanical Illustration, Botanical Magazine, Botanicals, Botany, Curtis, Curtis S, Fitch, Flower, Flowerhead, Flowering, Hand Coloured, Illustration, Kew, Kew Gardens, Lithograph On Paper, Moth Orchid, Orchid, Orchids, Phalaenopsis, Plant, Plant Portrait, Plant Structure, Plate 4297, T, T4297, Vertical, Vol 73, Volume 73, W, Walter Hood Fitch, White, White Flower

Ixia polystachya, 1805
Ixia polystachya, 1805
Hesperantha coccinea, 1845-1883
Hesperantha coccinea, 1845-1883
Gladiolus italicus, 1804
Gladiolus italicus, 1804
Ornithogalum candicans, 1845-1883
Ornithogalum candicans, 1845-1883
Eucomis comosa, 1813
Eucomis comosa, 1813
Fritillaria imperialis, 1805-1816
Fritillaria imperialis, 1805-1816
Fritillaria meleagris, 1880-1888
Fritillaria meleagris, 1880-1888
Erythronium dens-canis, 1787
Erythronium dens-canis, 1787
Crocus speciosus, 1839
Crocus speciosus, 1839
Cyclamen hederifolium, 1838
Cyclamen hederifolium, 1838
Cyclamen hederifolium, 1807
Cyclamen hederifolium, 1807
Corydalis solida, 1770
Corydalis solida, 1770