Amy Stewart's free!

Saturday, June 26, 2:00 p.m.
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo

Free and open to the public
Award-winning gardening author, and GardenRant blogger, Amy Stewart will be a featured speaker for the National Buffalo Garden Festival and Buffalo Citybration.
Drawing from her latest New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities, Stewart will share some of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations.

Mike ShadrackDrawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, her tales of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers. From strychnine to castor bean, from poison sumac to monkshood, from carnivorous plants to weeds that spontaneously combust, count on an unforgettable cast of characters and Amy’s own wicked sense of humor.

Her other books are From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden, The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms and the New York Times bestselling Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers.

Her essays and commentaries have appeared in numerous publications including Garden Design, the San Francisco Chronicle and Organic Gardening, and she has been featured as a speaker on NPR, Good Morning America and CBS Sunday Morning. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a California Horticultural Society Writer’s Award.

Amy's a big fan of Garden Walk Buffalo and has articles on, or at least mentioned the Walk, in the San Francisco Chronicle, Organic Gardening and Fine Gardening.


  1. I can attest that amy's a delightful speaker. Am I jealous? You bet.

  2. Blood curdling botany is now my favorite phrase...


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