In the Victorian period, creating wax models of flowers was both a ladylike craft, and an important tool for botanical communication.
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It’s not just plant talk and garden gossip in the Directors’ Correspondence; there are some letters which recount exciting (and rather scary!) events too, such as the late 19th century tiger attack in the Calcutta Botanic Gardens.
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Read about a special display that has been produced for the Library Reading Room to celebrate Her Majesty’s connections with Kew.
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