Founding of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Plan of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond in 1754

Originally called The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the garden was founded by Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and her husband Frederick, Prince of Wales who founded the original botanic garden at the Kew estate in 1759. After Frederick's death, she began to find pleasure in developing the gardens. Eventually, the gardens were greatly developed and expanded under Princess Augusta's direction. Augusta, Princess of Wales and Kew Gardens

Princess of Wales Augusta of Saxe-Gotha seated in the gardens of Kew by George Knapton

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