Place    From 1759 

Kew Gardens

Categories: Gardens / Agriculture

Officially, The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. They originated in the garden of Kew Park formed by Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury. They were extended by Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales and further enriched by King George III, aided by William Aiton and Joseph Banks. Its most recognisable building, The Palm House was built by architect Decimus Burton and iron-maker Richard Turner. This was the first large-scale use of wrought iron. The gardens were made a World Heritage Site in July 2003.

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Kew Gardens

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Kew Gardens Station rebuilding

The plaque is in the station entrance hall.

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Sir Joseph and Sir William Hooker

Plaque unveiled by Princess Alexandra.

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Kew Gardens

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Kew Gardens war memorial

‘Floreat Kew’, meaning ‘May Kew Flourish’ is the motto of the Kew Guild. 

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Burgess Park

Burgess Park

Unusually, this park was created out of land which had previously been built on. It is one of the largest parks in south London, and is still unfinished. The area was developed in the 19th century ...

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Victoria Park

Victoria Park

London's first public park. Known locally as Vicky Park or the People's Park, it was laid out by Sir James Pennethorne. It became a welcome relief from the cramped living conditions of the East End...

Place, Gardens / Agriculture, Sport / Games

2 memorials
Portman Square Garden

Portman Square Garden

Laid out and the plane trees planted following private Acts of Parliament of 1780 and 1823.

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Margaret Mellor

Margaret Mellor

As a Waterloo resident Margaret worked from about 1972 on community planning in Waterloo.  Her main aims have been to increase social housing for families and green open space for everyone.  She co...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Social Welfare

1 memorial
John Runtz

John Runtz

Born at 3 William Street, Kingsland Road. He became a Tunbridge Ware manufacturer, then a music teacher. He broadened his interests to the general education of working-class children and became the...

Person, Education, Gardens / Agriculture, Politics & Administration

1 memorial