ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS, KEW

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Consists of seed catalogues produced by Gartons Ltd, Warrington, Dunns Farm Seeds Ltd, Salisbury, Dardis and Dunns Seeds Ltd, Dublin and John J Inglis and Sons, Ayr 1935-1964

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, were initially occupied by members of the royal family, establishing gardens designed by famous designers of the day, such as Capability Brown. Collections of plants of economic, scientific or horticultural interest were made from all over the world. The gardens were given to the state in 1840, becoming a national botanical institute.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Deposited as a gift by the Library, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew in October 1980, T80/10

Note

Compiled by Zoe Watson, March 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist