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Images Dated 2005

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The Wardian case, ca 1940- 1950 Featured 2005 Image

The Wardian case, ca 1940- 1950

Image of a horticulturalist packing plants into a Wardian Case ready for transportation. The Wardian case was a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward to protect live plant material during transportation. The Wardian case was a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (1791-1868). As he lived in the docklands area of London, Ward's interest in amateur botany was thwarted by the polluted, sooty air that killed everything he tried to grow. After noticing that seedlings flourished in a glass jar and were protected from London's smoky environment, Ward created the Wardian Case; it revolutionised botany in the 19th century, allowing live plants to be transported across the globe

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Sir Peter Crane of RBG Kew Featured 2005 Image

Sir Peter Crane of RBG Kew

Sir Peter Crane of RBG Kew on an expedition to Borneo, seen here climbing into the tree canopy of the Sabah rainforest, 2005

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Borneo, Botanist, Climbing, Conservation, Expedition, Horizontal, Kew, Kew Gardens, Malaysia, Rainforest, Rbg Kew, Research, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sabah, Science, Sir Peter Crane, Tree Canopy