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Summer Collection

Background imageSummer Collection: Palm house

Palm house
Lavender planting in front of the Palm House

Background imageSummer Collection: Palm House Parterre

Palm House Parterre

Background imageSummer Collection: Blubells in the Conservation Area

Blubells in the Conservation Area

Background imageSummer Collection: Allium sphaerocephalon, 1794

Allium sphaerocephalon, 1794
Illustration of Allium sphaerocephalon, commonly known as ornamental onion. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1794. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 7, plate 251

Background imageSummer Collection: Allium senescens, 1808

Allium senescens, 1808
Illustration of Allium senescens, commonly known as ornamental onion. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1808. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 29, plate 1150

Background imageSummer Collection: Lilium henryi, 1891

Lilium henryi, 1891
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1891. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 117, plate 7177

Background imageSummer Collection: Allium giganteum, 1885

Allium giganteum, 1885
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1885. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 111, plate 6828

Background imageSummer Collection: The Pagoda at Kew

The Pagoda at Kew
The 163 foot high Pagoda over looks the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It is the most important surviving architectural element of William Chambers designs

Background imageSummer Collection: Hemerocallis Baja

Hemerocallis Baja
red flowers in colour spectrum display

Background imageSummer Collection: Crinum x powellii, 1890

Crinum x powellii, 1890
Illustration of Crinum x powellii, commonly known as swamp lily or Powell s, illustrated by Henry George Moon, 25th January 1890

Background imageSummer Collection: Cyclamen hederifolium, 1807

Cyclamen hederifolium, 1807
Illustration of Cyclamen hederifolium, commonly known as cyclamen or sow bread. Hand-coloured engraving on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1807

Background imageSummer Collection: Gladiolus x byzantinus, 1805

Gladiolus x byzantinus, 1805
Illustration of Gladiolus x byzantinus, commonly known as star of gladiolus or sword lily. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1805

Background imageSummer Collection: Agapanthus africanus, 1800

Agapanthus africanus, 1800
Illustration of Agapanthus africanus, commonly known as African lily, lily of the Nile or blue lily. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1800

Background imageSummer Collection: Tulbaghia violacea, 1837

Tulbaghia violacea, 1837
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1837. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 64, plate 3555

Background imageSummer Collection: Brassia verrucosa (Spider orchid), 1879

Brassia verrucosa (Spider orchid), 1879
Watercolour illustration of Barkeria spectabilis by John Day, 22 November 1879. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 26, page 1

Background imageSummer Collection: Anguloa clowesii (Tulip orchid), 1866

Anguloa clowesii (Tulip orchid), 1866
Watercolour illustration of Anguloa clowesii by John Day, 4 August 1866. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, vol 5, p. 11. Accompanying notes state that the specimen was " from a plant imported

Background imageSummer Collection: Hesperantha coccinea, 1845-1883

Hesperantha coccinea, 1845-1883
Illustration of Hesperantha coccinea, commonly known as crimson flag lily or Kaffir lily, 1845-1883. Artwork from Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l Europe by Louis Van Houtte, volume 16

Background imageSummer Collection: Eucomis comosa, 1813

Eucomis comosa, 1813
Illustration of Eucomis comosa, commonly known as pineapple lily. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1813. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 37, plate 1539

Background imageSummer Collection: Cyclamen hederifolium, 1838

Cyclamen hederifolium, 1838
Illustration of Cyclamen hederifolium, commonly known as cyclamen or sow bread. Hand-coloured engraving on paper by Sarah Anne Drake, 1838

Background imageSummer Collection: Oxalis versicolor, 1791

Oxalis versicolor, 1791
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1891. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 5, plate 155

Background imageSummer Collection: Roscoea humeana, 1824

Roscoea humeana, 1824
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1824. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 151, plate 9075

Background imageSummer Collection: Roscoea purpurea, 1852

Roscoea purpurea, 1852
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1852. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 78, plate 4630

Background imageSummer Collection: Tritonia rosea, 1893

Tritonia rosea, 1893
Current accepted plant name is Tritonia disticha. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1893. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 119, plate 7280

Background imageSummer Collection: Gladiolus papilio, 1866

Gladiolus papilio, 1866
Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 92, plate 5565. This is a Cape species and was received at Kew, in 1861, from D. Arnot of Colesberg. It has also been found by W

Background imageSummer Collection: Eremurus aurantiacus, 1890

Eremurus aurantiacus, 1890
Current accepted plant name is Eremurus stenophyllus, commonly known as foxtail lily or desert candle. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1890

Background imageSummer Collection: Eucomis bicolor, 1885

Eucomis bicolor, 1885
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1885. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 111, plate 6816

Background imageSummer Collection: Lilium giganteum, 1852

Lilium giganteum, 1852
Current accepted plant name is Cardiocrinum giganteum, commonly known as giant lily, giant Himalyan lily. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1852

Background imageSummer Collection: Tropaeolum speciosum, 1847

Tropaeolum speciosum, 1847
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1847. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 73, plate 4323

Background imageSummer Collection: Tropaeolum tricolor, 1832

Tropaeolum tricolor, 1832
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by William Jackson Hooker, 1832. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 59, plate 3169

Background imageSummer Collection: Arum italicum, 1823

Arum italicum, 1823
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by John Curtis, 1823. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 50, plate 2432. Curtiss Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical

Background imageSummer Collection: Arisaema ringens, 1861

Arisaema ringens, 1861
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1861. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 87, plate 5267

Background imageSummer Collection: Brodiaea grandiflora, 1829

Brodiaea grandiflora, 1829
Current accepted plant name is Brodiaea coronaria, commonly known as cluster lily. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by William Hooker, 1829

Background imageSummer Collection: Fritillaria oxypetala, 1953

Fritillaria oxypetala, 1953
Current accepted plant name is Lilium oxypetalum. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1853. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 79, plate 4731

Background imageSummer Collection: Vanda ampullacea, 1834-1849

Vanda ampullacea, 1834-1849
Illustration of Vanda ampullacea engraved by Samuel Holden from Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton, vol 13, 1834-1849

Background imageSummer Collection: Barkeria spectabilis, 1877

Barkeria spectabilis, 1877
Watercolour illustration of Barkeria spectabilis by John Day, 19 June 1877. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 22, page 1

Background imageSummer Collection: Allium nigrum, 1808

Allium nigrum, 1808
Illustration of Allium nigrum, commonly known as ornamental onion. Watercolour and pencil on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1808. Original artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 29, plate 1148

Background imageSummer Collection: The Broadwalk, RBG Kew

The Broadwalk, RBG Kew
Visitors enjoy the hot colours in the summer Broadwalk bedding displays, RBG Kew

Background imageSummer Collection: Wakehurst Mansion

Wakehurst Mansion
The Mansion at Wakehurst Place. Wakehurst Place is a National Trust site, managed by Kew Gardens. It is situated in West Sussex, set in 465 acres of country estate and boasts ornamental gardens

Background imageSummer Collection: Iris Dell

Iris Dell with flowering azaleas, Wakehurst Place, Sussex. To the southeast of the Black Pond is a water body and waterfall surrounded by Japanese irises, maples and rhododendrons

Background imageSummer Collection: Princess of Wales conservatory

Princess of Wales conservatory, RBG Kew

Background imageSummer Collection: Broadwalk planting with the Orangery

Broadwalk planting with the Orangery in the back ground

Background imageSummer Collection: Syon vista

Syon vista
Planted with holm oaks, Syon Vista is one of three vistas at Kew created by landscape designer William Andrews Nesfield during 1845 and 1846

Background imageSummer Collection: Acer

Acer
ACERACEAE, Acer pseudoplatanus brilliantissimum, 190970201CLIB

Background imageSummer Collection: Heliconius Charatonia Butterflies

Heliconius Charatonia Butterflies
Butterflies and Moths

Background imageSummer Collection: Argema mittrei –Comet Moth - NE Argema mittrei

Argema mittrei –Comet Moth - NE Argema mittrei
Butterflies and Moths

Background imageSummer Collection: Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies and Moths

Background imageSummer Collection: Tropical butterfly

Tropical butterfly

Background imageSummer Collection: Temperate House

Temperate House




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