Wicked Plants

The North Carolina Arboretum’s popular, one-of-a-kind traveling exhibit, Wicked Plants, is inspired by author Amy Stewart’s best selling book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities. This fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibit gives visitors a safe, hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals.

Thought provoking, entertaining and educational interactive displays are set inside a Victorian-era ramshackle home, where visitors travel from room to room and learn about various poisonous plants that may be lurking in their backyards. History, medicine, science, legend and lore are brought together to present a compendium of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm and enlighten.


Click on the links to below to access more information on the exhibit, its current tour schedule and retail merchandise.

Looking for more information about Wicked Plants or ready to book the exhibit for your venue? E-mail David Shurbutt, exhibit curator, or call 828-665-2492 x. 220.