Barry Clarke, Botanist at Hilliers will be giving a talk on 'Taxonomy for Gardeners', covering what gardeners need to know about why plants are named as they are, why names change, plant families, plant anatomy and some general botany. It promises to be both enjoyable and informative.
It will cover:
• ‘what is taxonomy?’ - how it works and its importance and significance to the
gardener wanting to advance their plant knowledge
• basic plant ‘keys’ and how to use them, focusing on how to become an expert at
• several common plant families and the features that distinguish them
• botanical terminology - to help understand plants better.