Saturday, September 28, 2019

Wicked Plants: Exploring Horticultural Horrors with author Amy Stewart

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:30am

Wicked Plants: Exploring Horticultural Horrors with author Amy Stewart

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We’re excited to announce that New York Times best-selling author Amy Stewart will be our guest speaker for our fourth annual literary brunch on Saturday, September 28, starting at 10:30 a.m. The brunch will be catered by Chef Tuck Curren.

In her book Wicked Plants, Stewart showcases over 200 of Mother Nature’s most ill-mannered plants, categorizing each as dangerous, deadly, destructive, illegal, intoxicating, offensive or painful.  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.

Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, Stewart will share tales of “bloodcurdling” botany that will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Cost is $65 for Garden members; $75 for non-members. Event will be held inside the Garden’s J.E. and L.E. Mabee Grange.

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About Amy: 

Amy Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of ten books, including The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, and Flower Confidential. She has won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award, and an International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Award. 

Her books have sold over a million copies worldwide and have been translated into 17 languages. Amy is a highly sought-after public speaker whose spirited lectures have entertained audiences at Cornell University, Google corporate offices, Microsoft, as well as Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, New York Botanical Garden and Dallas Museum of Art. 

Amy has been featured in numerous television, radio and print appearances including CBS Sunday Morning, the PBS documentary The Botany of Desire, National Public Radio and in the New York Times, LA Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

She lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown, a rare book dealer. They own an independent bookstore called Eureka Books, which is so independent that it lives in California while they live in Oregon.

Special thanks to our 2019 event sponsors: Cherry Bost and Cheryl Groenendyke, Elizabeth G. Hagans

NOTE: Amy will also be speaking on Saturday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. on her book The Drunken Botanist - click here for information and tickets.

Pollinator Plant Walk

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:30am

Join Horticulturist, pollinator-enthusiast, and plant-scent expert Robert Perry on a guided walk through the Children’s Discovery Garden. Robert will point out some of our most popular pollinator plants, and all participants will be sure to find many species of butterflies and all types of pollinators on the walk. Open to all ages. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Drunken Botanist

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 6:30pm

The Drunken Botanist at OK Distilling Company.

Amy Stewart’s New York Times best-seller, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks, is a favorite of mixologists and bartenders worldwide, including Tulsa’s own Hunter Stone Gambill, owner of OK Distilling Company. Join us for an evening exploring the botanical-booze connections as Amy shares fascinating facts on some of the plants that make the world’s greatest drinks. OK Distilling will be crafting cocktails. 

Limited seating. This event will be held at OK Distilling Co 1724 E 7th St.  Ages 21+ only. Tickets are $25, purchase online at tulsabotanic.org or by phone at 918-289-0330. (Drinks sold separately.) 

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NOTE: Amy will also be speaking on Saturday morning about "Wicked Plants" at the Garden's annual brunch. Get details

About the book: 

In her follow-up to the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Bugs and Wicked Plants, Amy Stewart explores the odd, unusual, and surprisingly common plants that have produced the world’s greatest spirits. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, fruits, and even a few fungi.  

About Amy: 

Amy Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of ten books, including The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, and Flower Confidential. She won an International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Award for The Drunken Botanist, and has also received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and an American Horticultural Society’s Book Award.

Her books have sold over a million copies worldwide and have been translated into 17 languages. Amy is a highly sought-after public speaker whose spirited lectures have entertained audiences at Cornell University, Google corporate offices, Microsoft, as well as Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, New York Botanical Garden and Dallas Museum of Art. 

Amy has been featured in numerous television, radio and print appearances including CBS Sunday Morning, the PBS documentary The Botany of Desire, National Public Radio and in the New York Times, LA Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

She lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown, a rare book dealer.