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Plan of Richmond and Kew Gardens

Plan of Richmond and Kew Gardens

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop XLI

Item number: 16-I

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: 9 chains: 1 inch

Richmond Park was created by Charles I in 1637 as a hunting ground for the royal palaces at Richmond and Hampton Court. The first botanical gardens at Kew were developed in the 1750s by Princess Augusta, mother of George III.

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