James Donn (1758–1813) was an English botanist and gardener. He was trained by William Aiton, a protege of Sir Joseph Banks and was Curator of the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Cambridge, from 1790 until his death. His most important work was Hortus Cantabrigensis, first published in 1796 but with several later, much expanded, editions. It carried on past his death until 1845.
A memorial to James Donn, exists on St Edward the Martyr's church in Cambridge.
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- Webster, Simon. "Remember James Donn". flickr.com. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
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