He brought out a second and enlarged edition of the Hortus Kewensis in 1810–1813, a catalogue of the plants at Kew Gardens, the first edition of which was written by his father William Aiton. Aiton succeeded his father as director at Kew Gardens in 1793 and was commissioned by George IV to lay out the gardens at the Royal Brighton Pavilion and at Buckingham Palace Gardens.
- Pagmenta, Frank (2009) The Aitons: Gardeners to their Majesties. Richmond Local History Society. ISBN 9780955071751.
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- Taylor, George (1970). "Aiton, William Townsend". Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 89–90. ISBN 0-684-10114-9.
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