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Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart

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Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951.

Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the Moorish Villa

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Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951. The Moorish Villa was originally used as bathhouse owing to the discovery of mineral springs nearby. Built in 1846, but destroyed during the Second World War it was rebuilt in 1971 and renovated in 2002.

Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the glasshouse

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Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951. The glasshouse was part of the Moorish Villa which was destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt in 1971.

Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the main entrance pavilion

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Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951.

Designs for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London: plan and section of an Exotic House showing the heating system

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Wyatville, Sir Jeffry (1766-1840)
NOTES: Wyatville produced a design, now lost, for a new palm house in 1834. Later it was decided to adapt one of John Nash's Ionic pavilions from Buckingham Palace instead, and Wyatville used its elements re-erecting it to conform to the requirements for light and ventilation of the planting with heating provided by a system designed by A. M. Perkins. The completed glasshouse was known as the Aroid House (now the Nash Conservatory). The glasshouse was constructed at the time Wyatville was building King William's Temple.

Marianne North Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London

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Fergusson, James (1808-1886)
NOTES: This gallery displays the work of the Victorian artist and naturalist Marianne North (1830-1890) who travelled the world from 1871 recording its flora with her paintbrush. It is the only permanent solo exhibition by a female artist in Britain. The gallery was restored in 2008-2009.
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