Looking to learn about botany? Join Bob Allen as he teaches a series of Botany classes at the Fullerton Arboretum. Biologist Bob Allen has taught at Irvine Valley College, Santa Ana College, California State University, Fullerton, and Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens. Bob is also an accomplished photographer and published author.

Full 3 part series: $60 college students w/ current id / $70 Fullerton Arboretum member / $85 non-member

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  • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $20 college student w/current id / $25 Fullerton Arboretum member / $30 non-member
  • A class for plant lovers of all levels. Includes an overview of plant parts, functions, pollination, and ecology. We’ll examine fresh plant material to study parts. Photographs and illustrations will be used to present other topics. The class ends with a short walk in the garden to observe living plants.


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  • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $20 college student w/current id / $25 Fullerton Arboretum member / $30 non-member
  • Study the characteristics Botanists use to classify, identify, and recognize major groups and families of plants. We’ll examine fresh plant material, preserved specimens, photographs, and published references to learn plant parts and functions. This class is a suggested prerequisite for the Plant Families Identification class.


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  • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $20 college students w/current id / $25 Fullerton Arboretum member / $30 non-member
  • An amazing number of different plant families grow in southern California. In this class, Bob Allen will introduce you to some of those different plant families and help you to begin to develop the necessary skills to be able recognize their key characteristics. By using actual examples of various plants, participants will increase their understanding of the process of plant taxonomy. Some knowledge of botany or completion of Botany Kick- Start class is required.


All classes to be held at
Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, CA 92831
Call 657-278-3407 to register

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