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Sir Joseph Paxton (1803- 1865) was a hugely talented man. With no education, he began as an assistant gardener and rose to become head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire.
He designed the grand conservatory for the Duke's stately home, Chatsworth House. This served as a model for Paxton's design of the Crystal Palace for the London Exhibition of 1851. Incredibly, he designed this giant, intricate building in less than 9 days on a piece of blotting paper. The man must have been a genius!
His most famous publications are Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Paxton’s Flower Garden. They contained beautiful engravings and lithographs. Here are many of them for you to choose from. They are genuine antiques from the 1800s.

The Darwin Berberry
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Berberis DarwiniiChile,Argentina,PatagoniaThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conserva..
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The Splendid Aeschynanth
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Aeschynanth splendidusThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at Chatsworth H..
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The Two-rowed Aponogete
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Aponogeton distachyonThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at Chatsworth Ho..
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The Dwarf Chrimson Chinese Azalea
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Azalea amoena (Blind stamp in corner, not on image)ChinaThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design o..
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Pitcher Plant (Double sized foldout print)
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29.5 x 23 cm (11.55 x 9 inches)Nepenthes DistillatoriaThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory ..
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Violet Clematis
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23 x 16 cm (9 x 6.5 inches)Clematis CoeruleaJapanThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at Ch..
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The Spotted Pleione and Bottle Pleione Orchids
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Pleione maculata and lagenariaHimalayasThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservator..
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Short-Spurred tropaeolum
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23 x 16 cm (9 x 6.5 inches)Tropaeolum brachycerasChileThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory ..
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Stapelia Flower Petrea
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23 x 16 cm (9 x 6.5 inches)Petrea StapelsiaeThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at Chatswo..
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Mrs Harrison's Cattleya Orchid
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23 x 16 cm (9 x 6.5 inches)Cattleya HarrisoniaeThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at Chat..
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Orchid: The Speckled Odontoglot
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Odontoglussum neviumColombiaThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at Chatsw..
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Tooth-like Flowered Zygopetalum Orchid
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23 x 16 cm (9 x 6.5 inches)Zygopetalum maxillareThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at Cha..
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Blue Marica
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22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Marica caeruleaBrazilThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at ..
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Great Flowered Lychnis
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22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Lychnis grandifloraChina,JapanThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conserv..
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Rosy Monkey Flower
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22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Mimulus roseusCaliforniaThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory ..
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The Acuminate Onion
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Allium acuninatumUSA,CaliforniaThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at Cha..
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Blue Flowers
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Chionodoxa lucilliaeAsia Minor,CreteThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory a..
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The Gillies Poinciana
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Poinciana gilliesiiChileThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at Chatsworth..
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The Transparent dendrobe Orchid
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Dendrobium transparensIndia, NepalThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at ..
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Mr Murray's Scarlet penstemon
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22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Penstemon murrayanusUSA,Texas,California,West USAThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His de..
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Passion Flower. (Double sized fold out print)
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31 x 22.5 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Tacsonia pinnatistipula.Chile And PeruThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of th..
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Centaury - used by ancient Greeks for healing
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22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Chironia nervisGreeceThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at ..
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White Flowered Winged Thunbergia
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22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Thunbergia alata var albaSouth AfricaThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the ..
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Orchid: The Pink Butterfly Plant
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Phalaenopsis rosea (Blind stamp in corner, not on image)PhillippinesThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. ..
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Common Ladies Slipper Orchid
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22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches).Cypripedium calceolusUKThis hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory a..
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The Retuse Echeveria
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Echeverria retusa (Blind stamp in corner just on image)MexicoThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His des..
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Orchid
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28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).Dendrobium superbiensAustraliaThis lithograph was made in the 1880s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at Chat..
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