Famous Botanists from the United Kingdom

List of notable or famous botanists from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top botanists born in the United Kingdom and even some popular botanists who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British botanists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These botanists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known botanist from the United Kingdom is included when available.

A list made up of people like David Douglas and Beatrix Potter.

This historic botanists from the United Kingdom list can help answer the questions "Who are some British botanists of note?" and "Who are the most famous botanists from the United Kingdom?" These prominent botanists of the United Kingdom may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected British botanists.

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  • Agnes Arber
    Dec. at 81 (1879-1960)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    Agnes Robertson Arber FRS (23 February 1879 – 22 March 1960) was a British plant morphologist and anatomist, historian of botany and philosopher of biology. She was born in London but lived most of ...more
  • Alan Crundwell

    Alan Crundwell

    Dec. at 77 (1923-2000)
    Alan Cyril Crundwell (1923–2000) was a British bryologist, known for categorizing approximately 20 species of bryophytes, around six of which were previously unknown to science. He spent most of his ...more
  • Alan F. Mitchell
    Dec. at 72 (1922-1995)
    Alan F. Mitchell was a British forester, dendrologist and botanist, and author of several books on trees. He almost single-handedly measured every notable tree in the British Isles, founding the Tree ...more
  • Alastair Hugh Fitter CBE FRS (born 20 June 1948) is a British ecologist at the University of York.Fitter was educated at Oxford and at Liverpool, and came to the Department of Biology in York in ...more
  • Albert Howard

    Albert Howard

    Dec. at 73 (1873-1947)
    • Birthplace: Bishop's Castle, United Kingdom
    Sir Albert Howard (8 December 1873 – 20 October 1947) was an English botanist, an organic farming pioneer, and a principal figure in the early organic movement. He is considered by many in the ...more
  • Alexander Watt
    Dec. at 92 (1892-1985)
    • Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
    Alexander Stuart Watt FRS(21 June 1892 – 2 March 1985) was a Scottish botanist and plant ecologist.