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Attack of the Plant Nerds: Science Fiction vs. Science Fact Lecture

Attack of the Plant Nerds: Science Fiction vs. Science Fact
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Saturday, March 28, 2020
6:30–8:30 pm—CANCELLED

Advanced registration is required for everyone. Free for active Members. Gardens Admission required for non-Members.

Out of an abundance of concern for the well being of our guests and community, and in keeping with the CDC’s guidance to practice social distancing, we are cancelling all assembled group activities and events from March 13 through April 22, which includes all classes originally scheduled during that time.

Are you Team Science Fiction or Team Science Fact? Join Semiosis author Sue Burke and a team of plant nerds for an evening exploring plants both real and imaginary. Burke discusses the inspiration behind the world of Pax, as well as answers questions about Interference, the sequel to Semiosis. Plant nerd experts round out the evening by sharing tales of their favorite odd and unusual plants.

Following the talk, continue the conversation in our glorious Conservatory. Burke will hold a book signing, and the plant nerds will be available to answer questions. A light dessert reception adds to the fun.


Sue Burke, author of Semiosis

Marc Hachadourian, New York Botanical Garden’s Director of Glasshouse Horticulture and Senior Curator of Orchids

Bridget Wosczyna, owner of Diggin’ Jacks

Peter Zale, Associate Director, Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections at Longwood Gardens



Please remember that many courses are extremely popular and will sell out quickly. Register now to begin your journey in lifelong learning at Longwood Gardens.

2020 Continuing Education Catalog