Plant Name Changes

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017

Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Instructor: Bruce Reed

Location: Arbor Terrace

Spaces still available.  Please register at the class.

Have you wondered why some are calling monkey flowers Diplacus, rather than the more familiar Mimulus? Garden Horticulturist Bruce Reed will enlighten us on some of the most recent name changes, how they came about, and what they mean, in this introductory presentation. He will share some of the currently accepted botanical names for some of our common garden plants; now reflected in signage throughout the Garden.


Image of Bruce Reed, HorticulturistBruce Reed was raised on an organic farm in the Lompoc valley, and received his B.A. at Westmont College. He has traveled widely since, gaining his experience in the retail nursery industry as a manager and grower. Bruce has managed the Garden Growers Nursery for more than a decade and now supervises planting and growing throughout the Garden.

Botany/Natural History