Memorial Hall Library

Gardening Will Kill You: Andover Seed Library Lecture Series

The Andover Seed Library Lecture Series welcomes back mystery writer and gardener, Neal Sanders, who presented ‘Gardening Is Murder’ in 2016. His presentation is in the same format and mines the same rich vein of gardening as a source of ‘drawn-from-real-life’ humor. He covers revelations such as ‘rock walls grow to consume all available building material’. He provides reasons why you should never hesitate to pay a delivery charge for trees or ‘enable’ a gardener; why Slinkys won’t stop squirrels from raiding your feeder, and why giving a flower show ticket to a gardener can injure your back.

Neal Sanders is the author of 13 mysteries, most of which use garden club settings or horticultural plots. He writes ‘The Principal Undergardener’ blog, which addresses gardening as a non-gardener who loves gardens. Adaptations of these essays can be found monthly in the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Leaflet magazine. Also, for three years, he ran Mass Hort’s activities at the Boston Flower & Garden Show, including the building of a major landscape exhibit that is the subject of ‘Flower Show Confidential’. Copies of Neal's books will be available for purchase.

A collaboration of Memorial Hall Library and Village Garden Club.