Saturday, November 13, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Understanding Botanical and Horticultural Names

In this workshop on plant nomenclature, taking place Saturday, November 13, from 1 – 4, students will have the opportunity to sort out the confusion associated with plant names.  You will discuss common names, binomial scientific names, and the history of nomenclature since Linnaeus.

The current rules of nomenclature will be reviewed, and you’ll see why and how plant names sometimes change.

This program takes place at the New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road in Framingham, is co-sponsored with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and costs $40 for NEWFS or Arboretum members and $48 for non-members.  To register, or for more information, log on to, or call 617-384-5277.