Flora, Fauna, and Royal Gardens

#OTD    It was on this day in 1820, that the botanist Joseph Banks died in England.
 
Banks is best known for his study of Australian flora and fauna in his role as botanist on board The Endeavor with Capt. James Cook.
 
When Banks returned to England, he advised George III on the creation of the Royal Botanic Garden, also known as Kew.
 
 
 


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Joseph Banks
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