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MMGA Home Horticulture Evening Lecture Series

  • Boston Nature Center 500 Walk Hill Street Mattapan, MA 02126 (map)


Many gardeners, even experienced ones, feel confused when botanical names are being bandied about. Botanical names serve several important purposes, and understanding them can tell you a lot about the plant you are working with. In this class we will show you how to understand a plant's botanical name, and discuss strategies for learning them over time. We'll explore botanical nomenclature (the way plant names are organized) in a manner that is accessible and easy to understand, so that you can feel confident the next time you find yourself face to face with a two part Latinate name!

Later Event: May 11
Jr. Green Gatherings