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Henry Ridley and rubber tree, Singapore Featured Portraits 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

John Haverfield (c.1694-1784) Featured Portraits Image

John Haverfield (c.1694-1784)

Portrait of John Haverfield Senior, process unidentified (photographic copy by Webster Brothers, London, of painting in oils'), no date. John Haverfield was a Surveyor at Twickenham, and Gardener at Kew to Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales. Superintendent of Royal Gardens at Richmond Lodge


Gardener, John Haverfield Senior, Royalty, Surveyor