Société d’Agriculture et de Botanique The “Société d’Agriculture et de Botanique”, known today as the “Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Landbouw en Plantkunde” (KMLP or Royal Society for Agriculture and Botany), was founded in 1808 with the aim of promoting agriculture, botany and horticulture in Ghent and the surrounding region. To this end, this association organised a biannual flower exhibition.
January 1815 | Members of the American delegation sign the KMLP’s golden visitor’s book On 2 January 1815, the American delegation was officially received by the “Société d’ Agriculture et de Botanique”. John Quincy Adams, Albert Gallatin and James A. Bayard signed the association’s visitor’s book on this occasion. Henry Clay would do so at a later date.