Free Amy Stewart ("Drunken Botanist") Alston Lecture at the Botanical Garden

- Admission to the Garden is free for this event.
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- See Scarecrows in the Garden and Mosaiculture on your way to Day Hall.

Free Amy Stewart ("Drunken Botanist") Alston Lecture at the Botanical Garden

Who knew that horticulture was such an intoxicating subject? In Drunken Botanist 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. She uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of plants, flowers, trees, fruits, and even a few fungi.

Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including three New York Times bestsellers. She is the co-founder of the popular blog GardenRant and a contributing editor at Fine Gardening magazine.

The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture series is made possible by the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation. Admission is free and no reservations are required.

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  • James F. B.

    Inspiring and entertaing. Did not want the story telling to stop!!!

    October 23, 2013

  • Kevin

    Really good speaker and fun!

    October 22, 2013

  • Sarah

    I really enjoyed this lecture! Very eloquent and funny!

    October 22, 2013

  • LauraD

    Ms. Stewart was an entertaining speaker and succeeded in making me want to visit a package store and sample some the items she described.

    October 22, 2013

  • Stacy

    Knowledgeable and entertainingly eccentric speaker. Nice to have a peek at the Gardens, too.

    October 22, 2013

  • Julie

    Amy was a great speaker. Her presentation was funny and informative and I can't wait to try some of her cocktail recipes.

    October 22, 2013

  • Marc M.

    Here's the Atlanta Botanical Garden website for the Tuesday "Drunken Botanist" lecture.


    It says, in part,

    5:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour (cash bar)
    7 p.m. Lecture

    So it does look like attendees can arrive as early as 5:30 to browse the gardens and down a couple of martinis, to boot.

    October 20, 2013

  • Kristen B.

    Can we arrive to the event early to browse the gardens?

    October 20, 2013

    • Marc M.

      Let me check with the Garden. Since admission to the Garden is free for the talk, my guess is that you can arrive early. The question is how early.

      October 20, 2013

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