Peter D'Amato is an American author, businessman, and carnivorous
plant authority. He is the owner of California Carnivores, located in
Sebastopol, possibly the largest nursery of carnivorous plants in the
world, and the author of
The Savage Garden
The Savage Garden (published 1998), a book on
the cultivation of insectivorous plants. His book
American Horticultural Society
American Horticultural Society Book Award and the Quill &
Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association of America, both in
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Peter graduated from high school in
New Jersey in 1972 and attended
the University of Miami, Florida, 1972–1974.
Peter D'Amato in a field of Sarracenia.
For almost 40 years, D'Amato has been growing carnivorous plants. In
1989, he opened the
California Carnivores plant nursery. D'Amato is
also the co-founder of the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society along
with frequently contributing to the International Carnivorous Plant
Society's Carnivorous Plant Newsletter. Over the years, he has written
several articles and lectured on the subject.
He has traveled all over the
United States speaking and giving
lectures to different groups. Some of the places he has lectured at
University of North Carolina's Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
California Horticultural Society
University of California at Berkeley
San Diego Zoo
Fredrick Meijer Gardens (Grand Rapids)
San Francisco Zoo
D'Amato has also appeared on a number of TV shows including:
Home and Garden Network programs
Martha Stewart Living
Various travel and garden shows
^ Snyder, G. 1998. Savage Garden: Carnivorous plants fill Sonoma
County greenhouse with bizarre beauty. San Francisco Chronicle,
October 30, 1998.
^ Lee, L. 2002. Sonoma's little shop of horrors: The world's largest
public collection of carnivorous botanicals lurks in Sebastopol. San
Francisco Chronicle, October 25, 2002.
^ Coffey, G. 2002. Weird world of the bug eaters: Carnivorous plants
nibble at gardeners' sense of curiosity. San Francisco Chronicle,
November 6, 2002.
^ Van Cleef, L. 2004. The Savage Garden. San Francisco Chronicle, July
^ Yollin, P. 2007. Garden of savage delights:
Carnivorous plant show
comes to Golden Gate Park. San Francisco Chronicle, May 4, 2007.
^ Eaton, J. & R. Sullivan 2010. Snared by a taste for carnivorous
plant life. San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 2010.
^ D'Amato, P. 1998. The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants.
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California.
^ a b c "
California Carnivores - About Us". California Carnivores.
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