Collage of Joseph Hooker's drawings and correspondence

Celebrating Joseph Hooker: the man, the pioneer, the botanist

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was an eminent botanist, one of Victorian Britain's most important scientists, a close friend of Charles Darwin and a Director of Kew. To mark the 200 years since his birth, Kew is celebrating his life and work with a weekend of talks and activities for all the family.

Joseph Hooker collection

Joseph Dalton Hooker bicentenary meeting

"The Making of Modern Botany" A one day meeting to celebrate the life and work of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Victorian botanist, plant hunter and Director of Kew Gardens.