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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Elevation of the Great Pagoda as first intended, 1763

Elevation of the Great Pagoda as first intended, 1763
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

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804

Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804
Illustration of Corypha taliera, by unknown Indian artist, 1795 - 1804. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh, Kew Collection, c. 1795 - 1804

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: 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

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Victoria amazonica

Victoria amazonica
Detail of Victoria amazonica leaves, RBG Kew. This plant is the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lilies

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Atropa belladonna - Deadly nightshade

Atropa belladonna - Deadly nightshade
Botanical illustration of deadly nightshade

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Women gardeners put on their clogs ready for work, World War II

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

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake

A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake
Engraving on paper, A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake, the Green House & the Temple of Arethusa, in the Royal Gardens at Kew

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Vaults at the Millennium Seed Bank

Vaults at the Millennium Seed Bank
Photo of Seed Collections staff in the vaults at the Millennium Seed Bank, Wakehurst, 2009. The Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) is a growing collection of seeds from around the world

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: The Temperate House- plan no 15

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

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Kews women gardeners, November 1916

Kews women gardeners, November 1916, during World War I. During the war womens roles at Kew continued to grow. Back row (l-r) K W Harper, I L Lines, H A Rowan, M I Yeo, N J Watson, E M HArper

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Garden visitors inspect the Demonstration Plot at RBG Kew, during WWII

Garden visitors inspect the Demonstration Plot at RBG Kew, during WWII
Garden visitors inspect the vegetables in the Demonstration Plot, Kew Gardens, during World War II. Visitor numbers increased between 1941

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Vegetables growing in the Demonstration Plot, RBG Kew, WWII

Vegetables growing in the Demonstration Plot, RBG Kew, WWII
Vegetables growing in the Demonstration Plot, RBG Kew, during World War II. The Model Allotment Plan initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture was designed to provide a household of five people with a

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Kew Pagoda from the Refreshment Pavillion

Kew Pagoda from the Refreshment Pavillion

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: William Andrews Nesfields plan of the Broadwalk at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

William Andrews Nesfields plan of the Broadwalk at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 12th May 1845

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: The Temperate House, plan no 1

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 imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew 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 imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew 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 imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew 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 imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew 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 imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Rain-water tanks under terrace, 1860

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

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Dipteracanthus spectabilis

Dipteracanthus spectabilis by Walter Hood Fitch, plate 4494, vol 76, 1850. Current accepted plant name is Ruellia spectabilis

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Cornus nuttallii x florida

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

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Women gardeners, The Rock Garden, RBG Kew, World War II

Women gardeners, The Rock Garden, RBG Kew, World War II
Women gardeners were again 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

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: World War II, Kew Gardens: Talk at the Demonstration plot about growing your own food

World War II, Kew Gardens: Talk at the Demonstration plot about growing your own food
Sydney Albert Pearce, Assistant Curator of the Decorative Department, gives a talk at the Demonstration Plot in front of Kew Palace, 1940

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Joseph Reardon pictured during service in WWI

Joseph Reardon pictured during service in WWI
Joseph Reardon joined the staff as a gardener in July 1914, having trained at Tully Nurseries, Kildare. He attended Kews " Mutual improvement Society" scoring the highest numbers in

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Women Gardeners (drinking tea) 1939

Women Gardeners (drinking tea) 1939
Women Gardeners (drinking tea), RBG Kew, 1939. A tea break was only instigated at Kew after Minnie Hill made a personal appeal to the director, Sir Arthur Hill

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Nymphaea carpentariae, Andre Leu

Nymphaea carpentariae, Andre Leu

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Nymphaea, Kew, Stowaway blues

Nymphaea, Kew, Stowaway blues

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Poroporo, Bullibulli Solanum laciniatum

Poroporo, Bullibulli Solanum laciniatum
SOLANACEAE Poroporo, Bullibulli Solanum laciniatum, 2006-1844 NZSI 192

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Heracleum mantegazzianum - Giant Hogweed

Heracleum mantegazzianum - Giant Hogweed

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Cherry tree - Autumn colour

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

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Cyphomandra betacea - Tamarillo - Tree Tomato

Cyphomandra betacea - Tamarillo - Tree Tomato
19825155, SOLANACEAE, Cyphomandra betacea

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Larix decidua, European Larch

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

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew 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 imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Ginkgo leaves in autumn

Ginkgo leaves in autumn

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Fraxinus excelsior, Golden Ash

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

Background imageRoyal Botanic Gardens Kew Collection: Ginkgo biloba, Maidenhair Tree

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




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