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The Kew Gardens Question Featured 12 Feb 2015 Image

The Kew Gardens Question

The Kew Gardens Question. This political cartoon was published in 1878 as part of the ongoing debate as to whether the public should be allowed into the gardens in the mornings, before 1pm. Officially, only botanist and botanical artists were allowed morning access, with the Director's permission. The Kew Gardens Public Rights Defence Association was set up and successfully campaigned against this. The author of the article accompanying this cartoon smuggled himself into a morning session at the Gardens and claimed that those eminent botanists inside were mostly fast asleep in garden chairs and other gentlemen were "engaged in testing the effects of cigar smoke on open-air evergreens."

© RBG KEW

Kew's women gardeners, November 1916 Featured 12 Feb 2015 Image

Kew's women gardeners, November 1916

Kew's women gardeners, November 1916, during World War I. During the war women's roles at Kew continued to grow. Back row (l-r) K W Harper, I L Lines, H A Rowan, M I Yeo, N J Watson, E M HArper, K Watson. Middle row (l-r) H W Davidson, N M Wiltshire, C Nash, V H Harvey, E M Casey, H M Ranson, A Hutchings, C F Ellis, M W Watson. Front row (l-r) A B Freda, N Robshaw, I E Clark, L H Joshua, R M Williams, E Stubington, Vs Bell, M E Goad, M N Owen, N Grant

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Matilda Smith, botanical artist Featured 12 Feb 2015 Image

Matilda Smith, botanical artist

Matilda Smith, Joseph Hooker's second cousin, began training as a botanical artist in 1877, at the age of 23, and remained in Kew's employ for 45 years, producing more than 2300 drawings for Curtis' Botanical Magazine. She became the Civil Service's first payrolled botanical artist. In 1916 she became president of the Kew Guild and in 1921 was accepted as an associate of the Linnean Society, only the second woman to receive this honour. Hooker's second cousin, began training as a botanical artist in 1877, at the age of 23, and remained in Kew's employ for 45 years, producing more than 2300 drawings for Curtis' Botanical Magazine. She became the Civil Service's first payrolled botanical artist. In 1916 she became president of the Kew Guild and in 1921 was accepted as an associate of the Linnean Society, only the second woman to receive this honour

© RBG KEW