Spalding lecture on Sir Joseph Banks

Marsh marigold. Photo: Richard Burkmar
Marsh marigold. Photo: Richard Burkmar

Once catalogued, contemporary plant specimens collected as part of the Lincolnshire Plants project will be kept at the Natural History Museum in London and at the Joseph Banks Centre in Horncastle.

The British naturalist and botanist Sir Joseph Banks is one of the county’s most famous sons.

Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, which has some of his family papers among its collections, is hosting a lecture, Botanising Banks: a Life Time Endeavour. It is at Spalding Grammar School on Friday, November 4 (8pm). It is open to the public; entry is £2.50.

It is a joint event with the Joseph Banks Society which has a shop and tribute garden in Horncastle (open every day except Sunday, 10am-4pm). There is also a Banks archive that can be accessed by phoning 01507 523091.