4 responses to “Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – Cacti Beds”

  1. pam in DM,CA

    From the length of the lady’s skirt in the upper right hand corner of the photo, it appears the the photo is from the early 20th or late 19th century. Definitely not a digital photo.

  2. Deb

    Nice to see older photos of gardens. Are those hens & chicks with the prickle pear ?

  3. Eric La Fountaine

    I worked with the glass lantern slide collection that this image is scanned from. I would guess the photo was taken around 1900-1910.
    It looks like the beds are lined with hens and chicks (Sempervivum spp.), but it is hard to be sure from the old photo. And in the centre of the front bed, I think I see an agave or is it an aloe?

  4. Jeff Crecelius

    Center foreground plant is definitely an aloe.

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