John Hope

John Hope in the Palm Greenhouse of the Amsterdam Hortus Botanicus, in front of the cycadee display dedicated to Bob Tagge.

John Hope was a Scottish physician and botanist, former Regius Keeper of RBGE. He is best known as an early supporter of Carl Linnaeus's system of classification, famous for his early experiments on tropism, and a leading light in the Scottish Enlightenment.

Although the two men never met, Bob Tagge maintained a lively correspondence with John Hope.