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Choose from 76 images in our Royal Botanic Gardens Kew collection.


Elevation of the Great Pagoda as first intended, 1763
Elevation of the Great Pagoda as first intended, 1763
Elevation of the Great Pagoda
Elevation of the Great Pagoda
Women gardeners put on their clogs ready for work, World War II
Women gardeners put on their clogs ready for work, World War II
The Temperate House- plan no 15
The Temperate House- plan no 15
Garden visitors inspect the Demonstration Plot at RBG Kew, during WWII
Garden visitors inspect the Demonstration Plot at RBG Kew, during WWII
Victoria amazonica
Victoria amazonica
A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake
A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake
Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804
Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804
Vaults at the Millennium Seed Bank
Vaults at the Millennium Seed Bank
Vegetables growing in the Demonstration Plot, RBG Kew, WWII
Vegetables growing in the Demonstration Plot, RBG Kew, WWII
William Andrews Nesfields plan of the Broadwalk at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
William Andrews Nesfields plan of the Broadwalk at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Temperate House, plan no 1
The Temperate House, plan no 1
A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake Featured Image

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'. The print features the Palace, also known as The White House, home of King George III; also visible in the distance is the Orangery. The Swan Boat was made on the occasion of the Prince of Wales's 17th birthday in 1755. Designed by John Rich, the manager of Covent Garden, its neck and head reached 18 feet, and the boat could hold 10 people

© RBG KEW

The Temperate House- plan no 8
The Temperate House- plan no 8
The Temperate House- plan no 5
The Temperate House- plan no 5
The Temperate House- plan no 8A
The Temperate House- plan no 8A
The Temperate House- plan no 11
The Temperate House- plan no 11
The Temperate House- plan no 12
The Temperate House- plan no 12
The Temperate House- plan no 13
The Temperate House- plan no 13
The Temperate House- plan no 16
The Temperate House- plan no 16
The Temperate House- plan no 17
The Temperate House- plan no 17
The Temperate House- plan no 18
The Temperate House- plan no 18
The Temperate House- plan no 20
The Temperate House- plan no 20
The Temperate House- Ground plan of Octagon Building, 1860
The Temperate House- Ground plan of Octagon Building, 1860
The Temperate House- Iron rafters
The Temperate House- Iron rafters
The Temperate House- Iron rafters Featured Image

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

© RBG Kew

Decimus Burton, Elevation, Glasshouse, Green House, Map, Plan, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Temperate House, Temporate House

Block plan of proposed Temperate House, 1859
Block plan of proposed Temperate House, 1859
Earth beds and paths
Earth beds and paths
Rain-water tanks under terrace, 1860
Rain-water tanks under terrace, 1860
Dipteracanthus spectabilis
Dipteracanthus spectabilis
Nymphaea carpentariae, Andre Leu
Nymphaea carpentariae, Andre Leu
Women gardeners, The Rock Garden, RBG Kew, World War II
Women gardeners, The Rock Garden, RBG Kew, World War II
Female gardener working in the orchid house, during World War II
Female gardener working in the orchid house, during World War II
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
Vegetables cultivated on Kew Green, 1917
Vegetables cultivated on Kew Green, 1917
Joseph Reardon pictured during service in WWI
Joseph Reardon pictured during service in WWI
Women Gardeners (drinking tea) 1939
Women Gardeners (drinking tea) 1939
Women gardeners at Kew, 1939-1945
Women gardeners at Kew, 1939-1945
Joseph Reardon pictured during service in WWI Featured Image

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 Kew's "Mutual improvement Society" scoring the highest numbers in Economic Botany and in October 1914 lectured on Alpines in ireland for the same course. In October 1915 he left to become an Assistant at Cambridge Botanic Gardens, Massachusetts, where he was appointed Curator four years later. He is portrayed here during his wartime naval service

© RBG KEW

Heracleum mantegazzianum - Giant Hogweed
Heracleum mantegazzianum - Giant Hogweed
Taxodium distichum, Swamp Cypress
Taxodium distichum, Swamp Cypress
Fraxinus excelsior, Golden Ash
Fraxinus excelsior, Golden Ash
Ginkgo biloba, Maidenhair Tree
Ginkgo biloba, Maidenhair Tree
Juglens nigra, Alburyensis
Juglens nigra, Alburyensis
Tibouchina urvilleana, Glory Bush
Tibouchina urvilleana, Glory Bush
Cornus nuttallii x florida
Cornus nuttallii x florida
John Wilfred Sutch
John Wilfred Sutch
Botanist Mary Ruth Fussel Jackson Taylor, RBG Kew, 1939
Botanist Mary Ruth Fussel Jackson Taylor, RBG Kew, 1939
Women gardeners, RBG Kew, World War II
Women gardeners, RBG Kew, World War II
Potato tuber slices being dried in trays of peat, WWII
Potato tuber slices being dried in trays of peat, WWII
William Turrill in gas protection suit, spring 1940
William Turrill in gas protection suit, spring 1940