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Garden State of Intoxication

Even if you’re not a gardener, you can appreciate the genius of the Drunken Botanist (aka Amy Stewart), whose book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks landed on the New York Times bestseller list. “She’s incredibly engaging and quite entertaining,” says Sarah Olson, adult programs manager at the Denver Botanic Gardens, which is hosting Stewart for a lecture tonight and a “Garden to Glass” workshop on Friday on creating your very own cocktail garden, even if you don’t have a lot of space. “It’s almost like a comic standing and talking about plants, which is why she has such a strong following. She’s very energetic and extremely knowledgeable and witty.”

Which makes Drunken Botanist Stewart the perfect choice for the DBG’s Bonfils-Stanton lecture series. “It’s about inspiring people to make different choices in their garden than they normally would,” explains Olson. “It’s bringing around the whole quality-of-life, big-picture-living aspect, which is really fantastic.”

Stewart’s talk at the Gardens, 1007 York Street, starts at 7 p.m. tonight and costs $15 for DBG and Slow Food Denver members and $20 for the general public; the event is preceded by a social hour hosted by Slow Food Denver and followed by a book signing. Sign up for the lecture and/or workshop at or call 720-865-3500.
Wed., Oct. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., 2013


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