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John Haverfield (c.1741-1820) Featured 2007 Image

John Haverfield (c.1741-1820)

Portrait of John Haverfield Junior. Unidentified process (hand doctored photographic copy by Webster Brothers of London, from an original painting'), no date. John Haverfield was a Gardener at Richmond Gardens, and also designed gardens, including Walsingham Abbey and Pitshanger Manor

© RBG KEW

Garden Designer, Gardener, John Haverfield Junior

Adansonia digitata, Willd. (Baobab or Upside-down tree) Featured 2007 Image

Adansonia digitata, Willd. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)

Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In his Flora indica Roxburgh describes this plant as a tree which is very scarce in India, and probably not a native of Asia'. Roxburgh tells that in the Botanic Garden of Calcutta, where this tree blossoms in May and June, and ripens its seed in the cool season, there is a 25 years old plant of Adansonia digitata, with an irregular, short and sub-conical trunk, which is 18 feet in circumference. In a letter sent to Roxburgh the 2nd of July 1802, from Mantolle, in Sri Lanka, General Hay Macdowell notes: In my walk last night on the ruins of this once rich and extensive city, called by the natives Mande or Maddoo-ooltum, I chanced to observe a tree whose prodigious magnitude induced me to measure it...fifty feet in circumference, above six feet from the ground, the natives call it Peerig, and from what I have been able to collect, it is not indigenous here

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

The Great Pagoda, (exterior) Featured 2007 Image

The Great Pagoda, (exterior)

Sir William Chambers first published this design of the Pagoda in 1763 in his Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew in Surry'. The building itself was constructed between Autumn 1761 and Spring 1762. This particular illustration appeared as a large format fold-out drawing of the Pagoda. Engraving on paper by T. Miller

© RBG KEW