Thank you for visiting the Sir Joseph Banks website.
The influence of Sir Joseph Banks, one of Lincolnshire’s most famous sons and one of the greatest figures in Georgian England, is to be found worldwide – yet he is still not adequately recognised.
The aim of the Sir Joseph Banks Society is to stimulate interest in his life and achievements through education, research, publications and events, and by strengthening Lincolnshire links with Australia and New Zealand.
The Society has been formed by a group of Lincolnshire people and has its base in a recently restored period building in Horncastle appropriately named The Sir Joseph Banks Centre. The building houses a growing reference library and is working towards establishing a research centre. A Joseph Banks Tribute Garden has been established which is now part of the National Gardens scheme. There is also a thriving gift shop which is owned and managed by Joseph Banks Ltd, a not for profit social enterprise.
Our first Life President of the Society is David N Robinson OBE MSc, retired University of Nottingham Senior Lecturer and researcher, writer, and lecturer on Banks.
We are extremely proud to have Sir David Attenborough as Patron of the Society.
Links pages are on the left, Event calender on the right, simply click on a highlighted day to see the event details
Visit our shop in Horncastle
In the heart of the lovely market town of Horncastle, the gateway to the Lincolnshire Wolds is a hidden gem that is the Sir Joseph Banks Centre. Contained within a Georgian Heritage building is a wonderful gift shop offering a whole range of quality gifts and products. We actively encourage and support local crafters and small businesses and therefore can offer unique personalised gifts and cards. We also have a beautiful Tribute Garden to the amazing Sir Joseph Banks the incredible botanist and fellow traveller on the HMS Endeavour with Captain James Cook.