Photo courtesy of North Carolina Arboretum
Based on author Amy Stewart’s best-selling book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, this new exhibition at the Science Museum of Virginia displays 75 poisonous and carnivorous plants inside a dilapidated Victorian house. In “Wicked Plants,” visitors are invited to solve the mysterious death of the home’s occupants as they explore deadly nightshades in the foyer and stinky plants in the bathroom, and discover some of the effects that botanicals can have on humans. A discussion and book signing with Stewart is set for April 18 at 1 p.m. The exhibition is included with general admission of $11. 864-1400 or smv.org.