Royal Horticultural Society
Group From 7/3/1804
Founded originally as "The Horticultural Society of London" by seven friends including Sir Joseph Banks, Sir Charles Greville (Emma Hamilton's lover) John Wedgwood (the eldest son of Josiah Wedgwood I) , gathered together in a room above Hatchards Bookshop in Piccadilly. It was created as a Learned Society. Its aims, amongst others, were to collect and exchange information about plants and to encourage the improvement of horticultural practice.