The Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society has recognized Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Horticulturalist Bruce Reed with its highest honor, The Bouquet of the Year.
It is bestowed to a person or organization that has excelled in the advancement and promotion of horticulture in the Santa Barbara area. Reed joins a list of previous award winners including Pearl Chase and Madame Ganna Walska.
Reed was presented this award for his contributions to the advancement of local horticulture. As Horticulturalist and Nursery Manager at the Botanic Garden, he has promoted sustainability practices by encouraging the use of California native plants in garden plantings.
“I’m pleased and surprised!” said Reed, who has shared his horticultural knowledge at Society meetings and is a frequent speaker at workshops and symposiums on native plants and water conservation.