Botanical Mystery Tour Podcast

Botanical Mystery Tour is a podcast about the science behind plant characters in pop culture. It’s created by Jasmine Leonas and Erica Masini, and is produced by the Chicago Botanic Garden.

In each episode we interview a scientist, horticulturist, or educator at the Garden who dives into the botany behind our favorite stories. We explore what’s real and what’s fantasy, while discovering plants that are characters all on their own.


Hosts: Jasmine Leonas and Erica Masini
Producer: Charles Goss

Have a burning question about your favorite plant character? Want to know more about the science behind a pop culture story? Email us, and it may be answered in a future episode.