Not to be confused with the geographer Bruce Macdonald (seeing separate entry, without a capital D for Macdonald), the botanist Bruce MacDonald was director of UBC's Botanical Garden for 13 years until he took early retirement in 2000. His book Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers became a standard text for universities and nurseries and he became the first Canadian to win the Gold Veitch Memorial Award, the U.K.'s Royal Horticultural Society's most prestigious prize, in 1998.

[BCBW 2004]