From Ceiba speciosa to Tabebuia aurea, two-part botanical names tell a story written in Latin. Once you unlock their secrets, these two words do everything from describing the plant in question, pinpointing its origin, or honoring botanists involved in its history. Never again will the Latin seem irrelevant or off-putting. We’ll see photos of plants that illustrate these stories, and familiarize you with Latinized names that illustrate common characteristics.
- Tuesday, January 23
- 10am – 12pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Liz Chehayl is the Brian Holley Curator of Collections at Naples Botanical Garden. She has degrees from Washington University and MIT, and is a Florida Certified Horticultural Professional. Although she is a lifelong plant enthusiast, her interest in tropical plants dates to 2002 when she moved to Naples and began volunteering at Naples Botanical Garden.
Registration for Lifelong Learning programs can be completed in person at the Chabraja Visitor Center or online via these links:
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Certain programs fill up quickly and we accept registration on a first come, first served basis. Register early to ensure your program is not cancelled due to low enrollment. If a cancellation is required a refund will be issued.
Questions? Call us at 239.325.1354 or email us at LLL@naplesgarden.org.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.