William Jackson Hooker stone plaque in Halesworth

1785-1865 creator and first director of The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew Sir William Jackson Hooker RH FRS LLD CDL the great botanist lived here

Sir William Jackson Hooker, FRS (6 July 1785 – 12 August 1865) was an English systematic botanist and organiser, and botanical illustrator. He held the post of Regius Professor of Botany at Glasgow University, and was Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He enjoyed the friendship and support of Sir Joseph Banks for his exploring, collecting and organising work. His son, Joseph Dalton Hooker, succeeded him to the Directorship of Kew Gardens.

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