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Images Dated 4th February 2015

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Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: 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 imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Some of Kews female staff, 1942

Some of Kews female staff, 1942
Some of Kews female staff are shown here in 1942. Back row (l to r) Jessie F Pedgrift, Violet M Clark, Jean E Sharps, Freda Mundy

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Richard Spruce

Richard Spruce (1817-1893) botanist, explorer, plant collector

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Henry Ridley and rubber tree, Singapore

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

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Director of Kew Gardens, London, 1865. Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM GCSI CB FRS (1817 - 1911) was one of the greatest British botanists and explorers of the 19th century

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Women Gardeners (drinking tea) 1939

Women Gardeners (drinking tea) 1939
Women Gardeners (drinking tea), RBG Kew, 1939. A tea break was only instigated at Kew after Minnie Hill made a personal appeal to the director, Sir Arthur Hill

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Arthur Hill, Director of Kew 1922-41

Arthur Hill, Director of Kew 1922-41. A keen horseman, Arthur Hill used to take a ride every morning but unfortunately met his death in 1941 when he fell from a horse on the Mid Surrey Golf Course

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Alexander Wollaston

Alexander Wollaston, doctor, explorer and naturalist. photograph from an album illustrating the zoological and botanical expedition Wollaston led to the Snow Mountains of Dutch New Guinea 1912-1913

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: C W Anderson with Cannonball tree, Couroupita guianensis photographed at the Botanical Gardens

C W Anderson with Cannonball tree, Couroupita guianensis photographed at the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown
C W Anderson with Cannonball tree, Couroupita guianensis, photographed at the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown, Guyana (then British Guiana), early 20th century

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Sir William Hooker

Sir William Hooker (1785-1865). Botanist, illustrator and the first public Director of Kew Gardens 1841. He also held the post of Regius Professor of Botany in Glasgow in 1820

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Female gardener, RBG Kew, World War II

Female gardener, RBG Kew, World War II
Preparing terracotta pots for planting. Women gardeners were employed at Kew during World War II, after an interval of nearly a quarter of a century

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Women gardeners at Kew, 1939-1945

Women gardeners at Kew, 1939-1945
Female gardener in springtime, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, WWII (1939-1945)

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Snowdrop, galanthus nivalis

Snowdrop, galanthus nivalis
Galanthus nivalis, common snowdrop. Galanthus nivalis was described by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in his Species Plantarum in 1753, and given the specific epithet nivalis

Background imageImages Dated 4th February 2015: Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba
GINKGOACEAE, Ginkgo biloba, Maidenhair Tree. Autumn leaf detail



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