Audience Reviews of Sumner


Judith Sumner is a botanist and author specializing in ethnobotany, herbs, flowering plants, pollination, and plant adaptations. She lectures widely at botanical gardens, including the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and Garden in the Woods.

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Wonderful speaker!

Susan Tredwell from ME - 03/28/2017 10:55:56

Thoroughly entertaining speaker who combines her academic background with an engaging approach to plants and their history. I have now heard her speak in two very different settings——the first, a garden club in a small city setting, and the second, a Master Gardeners conference in rural Maine. And she was a hit at both. A refreshing break from the usual fare!

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Interesting and entertaining

Traci Sobocinski from Danvers - 11/20/2016 11:49:28

Thought-provoking and entertaining presenter. A perfect blend of science and lore. Thank you for your contribution to an audience who may not be scientists, but who love plants and seek to know and understand them better.

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Engaging speaker!

Jane Eyre from MA - 10/05/2016 20:22:48

Judith interweaves botany, horticulture, and natural history into a fascinating narrative. We had so much fun listening to her that I didn't realize how much I was learning!

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great program

kathleen bornhorst from wellfleet ma - 09/28/2016 09:16:54

Judith just spoke to the Wellfleet Gardeners. Her subject was fascinating, her slides were good, she was both knowledgeable and funny. Our members were delighted.

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Clare from Florida - 11/11/2014 09:57:50

If you can tempt Judith Sumner to address your group, you are in for a fantastic treat! She wowed us. Her talk on herbal medicine was both intellectually stimulating and hilariously funny. We learned so much as Judith addressed myths and misinformation associated with herbs as well as truths and potential uses. Her historical perspectives and humor-filled style made her one of the best speakers we have ever had. Five stars!!!