Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World’s Greatest Drinks


Who knew that horticulture was such an intoxicating subject? In The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World’s Greatest Drinks, the 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. Join Amy on Wednesday, July 24, from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum for a fun and enlightening lecture, followed by a tasting of locally crafted beverages (must be 21 or older). Fee $30 Arboretum member, $40 nonmember. Register on line at www.arboretum.harvard.edu.

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