Tribute Garden

The Joseph Banks garden was developed by the Society and offers a tranquil oasis in the centre of Horncastle. It is a Tribute Garden to Sir Joseph’s interest in botany and includes many plants with a connection to him.
They represent specimens either seen and catalogued on the Endeavour or collected by gardeners who were sponsored by him.

Plant Listings

A complete list of the plants in the Tribute Garden can be found on the Garden Plants Page.


For background info on the garden click on + to right
The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire J. A. C. Godfrey CBE formally open the Sir Joseph Banks Tribute Garden in 2010, the garden was supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Greenshoots and East Lindsey District Council and displays a large selection of planted species associated with Sir Joseph the noted 18th century botanist and long serving President of the Royal Society. The project was coordinated by the Vice Chairman Jean Shaftoe from Fulletby with the hard landscape design by Vee Reed and the planting scheme by the late Gwen Grantham.

Much of the work was carried out by trainees from the Linkage Community Trust.

A dear friend to the society and master gardener the late Gwen Grantham.

A dear friend to the society and master gardener the late Gwen Grantham.

Today we have an established garden which attracts many visitors, our garden team led by Lady Sally Bruce-Gardyne is currently looking forward to the new 2019 season when we hope to have more information material available for visitors.

The Garden Now


Traces of You

The map below shows the original locations for a selection of the plants in the Tribute Garden.


Garden Booklet

An illustrated booklet with images, accompanying notes and supplementary information is available, click on “Add to Basket” below.


In The Beginning