Member Speaker Series: Gardening Can Be Murder

October 25, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center > Bayer Event Center
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The Member Speaker Series is proudly presented by Siteman Cancer Center based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

With their deadly plants, razor-sharp shears, shady corners, and ready-made burial sites, gardens make an ideal scene for a murder mystery. Join Marta McDowell, a writer, gardener, and avid mystery reader, in exploring the many ways in which writers—from Edgar Allen Poe and Wilkie Collins to Agatha Christie and some of today’s top crime fiction authors—have found inspiration in the sinister side of gardening.

McDowell’s new book, Gardening Can Be Murder, debuts on September 5 and will be available from the Garden Gate Shop. Book signing to follow.

Free for members | Registration required
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The Missouri Botanical Garden is committed to providing an inclusive environment by ensuring that the Garden and our events are accessible to everyone. For accessibility accommodations such as American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, assisted listening devices, braille or large print handouts, and audio description when applicable, please contact (314) 577-5100 or at least two weeks prior to the event (if possible).

Manual wheelchairs, motorized scooters, and strollers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center during normal Garden hours. Wheelchair rental is free. Learn more about accessibility at the Garden. 

Watch recordings of past Member Speaker Series programs here


Free for Garden Members