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William Dallimore Featured Images Dated Image

William Dallimore

William Dallimore (1871-1959), known to his colleagues as "good old Dallimore" was a well-liked and long serving member of staff at RBG Kew for more than 45 years. He joined Kew as a student gardener in 1891, aged 20, and worked in the Palm House, the tropical Propagating Pits and the Arboretum, of which he became foreman (now termed curator) in 1901. This undated photograph shows him as a young man, possibly in his student days, carrying tree-pruning equipment. He later became Keeper of the Museums, established the Wood Museum and supervised the development of the National Pinetum at Bedgebury. He was regarded as one of the leading authorities on trees and shrubs in the UK


793. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessel of the Opium Poppy Featured Images Dated Image

793. Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessel of the Opium Poppy

This plant (Papaver somniferum, L.) has been cultivated in Eastern countries from the most remote time for the sake of the inspissated juice, called opium ; it is largely grown in Asia Minor, Persia, India, and China. Morphia, one of the alkaloids ex


Art, Artist, Flowers, Foliage, Leaves, Marianne North, Opium Poppy, Painting, Pink, Seed Wessel, Yellow

270. Distant View of Kinchinjunga from Darjeeling Featured Images Dated Image

270. Distant View of Kinchinjunga from Darjeeling

Tree Ferns and Oaks, festooned with Thunbergia coccinea, Roxb. in the foreground. Kinchinjunga is 28, 136 feet high, and the highest mountain in the world except the neighbouring Mount Everest, which is 29, 002 feet high, and Peak K. 2 in the Karakora


Art, Artist, Darjeeling, Foreground, Kinchinjunga, Landscape, Leaves, Marianne North, Mount Everest, Mountains, Oaks, Painting, Snow Peaks