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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was one of the most important botanists of the 19th century and Kew Gardens' most illustrious Director (1865-1885).

June 30, 2017 is the bicentenary of Hooker's birth. In honor of this event, a new exhibition at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens, ‘Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place’, will celebrate his contributions to science and feature many of his publications and artwork from those publications. The exhibit will be open from 25 March to 17 September 2017. Learn more.

BHL's collection contains many of Hooker's publications. You can explore them in the Joseph Dalton Hooker collection.

This Flickr collection features the artwork from these publications, many of which were illustrated by Walter Hood Fitch, who has been described as one of the most talented botanical artists of the 19th century. Learn more.

You can learn more about Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, and view his personal and scientific correspondence, on the Kew Gardens website.