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The Wardian case a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward Featured Kew at Work Image

The Wardian case a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward

The Wardian case was a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward to protect live plant material during transportation

© RBG KEW

Bank, Bui Buildings Extant, Bui Wardian Case Tif, Kpi Image, Kpi Image Bank Andrews, Live Plant Material, Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, Photography, Portable Airtight Greenhouse, Transportation, Wardian Case

Kew gardener with wheelbarrow Featured Kew at Work Image

Kew gardener with wheelbarrow

Kew gardener with wheelbarrow. Verbena bonariensis in the foreground, the Orangery building in the background, RBG Kew

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Bonariensis, Gardener, Horticulture, Methods, Orangery, Rbg Kew, Staff, Verbena, Wheelbarrow

Marianne North at her easel, circa 1883 Featured Kew at Work Image

Marianne North at her easel, circa 1883

Photograph of Marianne North (1830-1890), botanical artist, pictured here in Grahamstown, South Africa circa 1883.
Marianne North generally travelled unaccompanied, an extraordinary feat for a Victorian lady, only occasionally using letters of introduction to enable her to stay with the associates of those she met on her travels. Between 1871 and 1879, she visited Canada, the United States, Jamaica, Brazil, Japan, Sarawak, Singapore, Java, Sri Lanka and India. In 1880, Marianne met Charles Darwin, whom she regarded as the greatest man living, the most truthful as well as the most unselfish and modest'. On his suggestions, she set off on a further voyage, this time encompassing Australia and New Zealand. In 1882 she visited Africa, the final continent left unrepresented in her work

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