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Wicked Plants with Amy Stewart
Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Meet Amy Stewart and get your copy of Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities signed at this special event. Stewart will give a lecture from 7–8 pm and sign books from 8–9 pm in Horizon Hall.
Tickets for members are available now and for general admission will open August 22. Ticket cost is $25. Bell members will need to log in to their online account to be able to purchase tickets online during the presale.
Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of 10 books, which have sold more than a million copies worldwide and have been translated into 17 languages.
In her New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants, Amy Stewart takes on Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, Stewart presents tales of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.
Find out which plant killed Abraham Lincoln’s mother, which shrub ignited a global war, and which plant has killed 90 million people. From strychnine to castor bean, from poison sumac to monkshood, from carnivorous plants to weeds that spontaneously combust, Stewart introduces an unforgettable cast of characters and tells their tales with her own wicked sense of humor.
Wicked Plants: The Exhibit
Walk the halls of a ramshackle Victorian manor and encounter over 100 fascinating botanicals in our upcoming special exhibit, Wicked Plants. Inspired by Stewart’s best-selling book, the exhibit offers a fun, safe and enlightening way to experience some of nature’s most toxic flora, from the putrid odors of stinking iris to the deceptively dangerous teddy bear cholla.