Cherokee Garden Library Lecture: Amy Stewart, Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

Cherokee Garden Library Lecture: Amy Stewart, Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

Just in time for Halloween, author Amy Stewart shares her diabolical tales of the dark and mysterious side of the plant kingdom.  

Categorizing each plant as dangerous, deadly, destructive, illegal, intoxicating, offensive, or painful in Wicked Plants, Stewart explains their wickedness and provides anecdotes about their use or misuse. Stewart showcases more than 200 of Mother Nature’s most ill-mannered plants. Botanical illustrations by artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs create a spellbinding portrait of the offenders that may be lurking in your own garden.  

Combining history, medicine, science, and legend, Stewart’s Wicked Plants entertains, enlightens, and at times, alarms. The A to Z compendium of “bloodcurdling” botany is irresistible to even the most seasoned gardeners and nature lovers.

Amy Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of nine books, including her popular nonfiction titles Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, The Drunken Botanist, and Flower Confidential.  Stewart has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticulture Society’s Book Award, and an International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Award. Her essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Organic Gardening, and elsewhere.

Book signing and reception will follow the lecture. Tickets are $25. Reservations are required. Please call 404.814.4150 for more information.

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