Local signage states :-
"James Sutton was commissioned by the Boston Woods Trust and Transported to create a sculpture to commemorate Sir Joseph Banks.
These sculptures are his interpretation of botanical drawings of Hakea seeds which were discovered during an expedition to Australia.
Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was a famous botanist explorer and patron of the sciences with links to this area. He spent his young childhood enjoying the freedom of Revesby Abbey estate, which he inherited aged 21. He developed a lifelong wonder of nature and went on a number of expeditions, the most famous being with Captain Cook on HMS Endeavour.
He was granted the Freedom of the Borough of Boston in 1771 and became Recorder of Boston in 1808.
His many achievements included Scientific advisor to Kew Gardens, President of the Royal Society, presiding at the foundation of the Royal Horticultural Society and he was a prime mover in drainage of the Fens"
DB 21 September 2020