About the Evening
Amy Stewart, award winning author of five books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, takes on over 200 of Mother Nature’s menacing plants, that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend in her American Horticultural Society award winning and New York Times Bestselling Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities. In this slideshow and lecture, Ms. Stewart will discuss the dark side of the plant world.
About the Exhibit
Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues and Assassins interprets the New York Times Bestselling book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart. The exhibition features over 30 species of wicked plants from those with famously scandalous histories to those that grow “innocently” in millions of gardens and homes today. Visitors can enjoy corresponding excerpts from Amy Stewart’s book full of bloodcurdling tales and original botanical etchings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs.
About the Author
Amy Stewart’s essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Garden Design, and Organic Gardening. She has been featured on NPR, Good Morning America, and CBS Morning. Amy Stewart is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, the American Horticulture Society’s Book Award, and a California Horticultural Society Writer’s Award. Her newest book, Wicked Bugs, launches this spring. She lives in Eureka, California, where she and her husband own an antiquarian bookstore.
Admission: $10 for General Public, $7 for Members. Ticket includes entry to the Conservatory of Flowers from 6:30 - 7:00 pm.
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