Understanding Botanical Names (elective)


John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Saturday, December 8 | 9 -1 p.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members $45| Non-Members $50

Many people avoid using botanical names for a variety of reasons. Because these names are in a foreign language, they can be intimidating and overwhelming, hence they are often avoided. Learn how fascinating, enlightening and humorous botanical names can be! You’ll be surprised how much you can discern about a plant based only on its botanical name. Botanical nomenclature topics to be discussed will be their history, formatting, pronunciation, common prefixes and suffixes, recommended references, and much more.


Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) given if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) A $15 processing fee will be charged for class transfers at any time. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation; if we cancel a class as such, we will issue a full refund. Please be aware that we strive to hold classes regardless of weather, so plan accordingly. In the unlikely event a class has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to notify you, and a refund (minus a $15 processing fee) will be issued.