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Background imageWater Collection: View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland. Marianne North

View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland. Marianne North
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland

Background imageWater Collection: The Lily Leaf from Victoria Regia by John Fiske Allen

The Lily Leaf from Victoria Regia by John Fiske Allen
The Lily Leaf Victoria Regia. Underside of leaf showing radiating cantilevers. From " Victoria Regia, or The Great Water Lily of America" by John Fisk Allen, 1854

Background imageWater Collection: The Palm House

The Palm House
Archival photograph of the Palm House

Background imageWater Collection: Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. (Lotus)

Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. (Lotus)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh

Background imageWater Collection: 204. View in a Redwood Forest, California

204. View in a Redwood Forest, California
The Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens, Endl.) is the most valuable tree of the Californian forests, and is almost equal in size to the Big Tree or Mammoth Tree

Background imageWater Collection: 193. The American Fall from Pearl Island, Niagara

193. The American Fall from Pearl Island, Niagara

Background imageWater Collection: 47. Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil

47. Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil
Datura arborea, Linn. is a native of tropical America, and is commonly cultivated in other countries, as it grows like a rank weed

Background imageWater Collection: Nymphaea rubra, R

Nymphaea rubra, R
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh

Background imageWater Collection: 24. Sea-shore near Valparaiso, Chili

24. Sea-shore near Valparaiso, Chili
The vegetation on the rocks consists largely of Puya, Cereus and Mesembryan-thermum chilense, Molin. This is the only species of the last named genus in Chili

Background imageWater Collection: 17. View of Concon, Chili, with its two Palms

17. View of Concon, Chili, with its two Palms

Background imageWater Collection: The Lake

The Lake

Background imageWater Collection: spring flowers beside the Lake

spring flowers beside the Lake at Kew

Background imageWater Collection: Pistia stratiotes Linn. (Water Lettuce)

Pistia stratiotes Linn. (Water Lettuce)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 4564, 1st February 1851. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Although the specimen figured is from Jamaica, Pistia stratiotes L

Background imageWater Collection: Interior of the Waterlily House

Interior of the Waterlily House

Background imageWater Collection: 187. View of both Falls of Niagara

187. View of both Falls of Niagara

Background imageWater Collection: Selenicereus grandiflorus, 1799ÔÇô1810

Selenicereus grandiflorus, 1799ÔÇô1810
Mezzotint of Selenicereus grandiflorus, commonly known as night-blooming cereus or queen of the night, by Joseph Constantine Stadler from Temple of Flora by Robert John Thornton, 1799-1810

Background imageWater Collection: American Bog Plants

American Bog Plants. Fetid pothos. Sarracenia flava, Dionaea muscipula. I Fetid pothos. II Pitcher plant. III Venuss fly trap

Background imageWater 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 imageWater Collection: Branta canadensis, Canada Goose

Branta canadensis, Canada Goose

Background imageWater Collection: The Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea

The Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea
The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa

Background imageWater Collection: swan and cygnets

swan and cygnets

Background imageWater Collection: 565. Palawan Trees, Sarawak, Borneo

565. Palawan Trees, Sarawak, Borneo
This tree ( Tristania Whiteana, Griff.) is easily recognised in the landscape, as i sheds its bark like an Arbutus, leaving the trunk a deep red

Background imageWater Collection: Palm House and fountain

Palm House and fountain

Background imageWater Collection: The Slips, Wakehurst

The Slips, Wakehurst Place, West Sussex

Background imageWater Collection: The Lake

The Lake
The Sackler Crossing at Kew

Background imageWater Collection: swan and cranberries

swan and cranberries
a swan discovering cranberries

Background imageWater Collection: swan and cygnets on the lake

swan and cygnets on the lake

Background imageWater Collection: Hercules, the fountain in the Palm House pond

Hercules, the fountain in the Palm House pond

Background imageWater Collection: a misty autumn day

a misty autumn day

Background imageWater Collection: view over the lake in

view over the lake in autumn

Background imageWater Collection: The Lake

The Lake
view over the lake in autumn

Background imageWater Collection: caring for the waterlilies

caring for the waterlilies
working in the giant waterlily pond

Background imageWater Collection: Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century)

Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1851)

Background imageWater Collection: flower of the giant waterlily

flower of the giant waterlily
Victoriana cruziana in the Water lily house

Background imageWater Collection: Loder Valley, Wakehurst

Loder Valley, Wakehurst
Loder Valley Nature Reserve, Wakehurst Place, Sussex. Opened in 1980, the focus of the Loder Valley Nature Reserve is on conservation of the plants and animals of the High Weald of Sussex

Background imageWater Collection: Iris ensata

Iris ensata, Japanese Flag iris in the Iris Dell at wakehurst Place, Sussex

Background imageWater Collection: Flowering wisteria

Flowering wisteria in the Iris Dell, Wakehurst place, Sussex. To the southeast of the Black Pond is a water body and waterfall surrounded by Japanese irises, maples and rhododendrons

Background imageWater Collection: Iris dell with pink azalea

Iris dell with pink azalea, Wakehurst place, Sussex

Background imageWater Collection: The Slips at Wakehurst Place

The Slips at Wakehurst Place

Background imageWater Collection: Azaleas in the Iris Dell, Wakehurst Place

Azaleas in the Iris Dell, Wakehurst Place, Sussex

Background imageWater Collection: Nymphaea Siam Pink, waterlily

Nymphaea Siam Pink, waterlily

Background imageWater 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

Background imageWater Collection: 774. A Natural Fernery in Victoria

774. A Natural Fernery in Victoria

Background imageWater Collection: 607. River Scene at Sarawak, Borneo, when the tide is getting low

607. River Scene at Sarawak, Borneo, when the tide is getting low
A boat-builders house surrounded with Palms, Bananas, and Breadfruit trees. On the water a cocoanut shell, full of burning oil

Background imageWater Collection: 543. View of Kuching and River, Sarawak, Borneo

543. View of Kuching and River, Sarawak, Borneo
The plant with Banana-like foliage on the left is the Madagascar Travellers Tree (Ravenala madagascariensis, Sonn.). It belongs to the same natural family as the Banana; but instead of yielding food

Background imageWater Collection: 359. Looking seaward from the mouth of St. Johns River, Kaffrar

359. Looking seaward from the mouth of St. Johns River, Kaffrar
Various Aloes and the banana-like Strelitzia augusta, Thunb. on the rocks in the foreground. Flowers of the Strelitzia in 369

Background imageWater Collection: 197. On the Rocks, near West Manchester, Massachusetts

197. On the Rocks, near West Manchester, Massachusetts

Background imageWater Collection: 172. View from Spring Gardens, Buffs Bay, Jamaica

172. View from Spring Gardens, Buffs Bay, Jamaica
Cocoanut Palms, Bread Fruit Trees, and Trumpet Tree in the foreground




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