About Kerry Ann Mendez


Kerry Ann has given lectures, workshops and classes throughout New England, across the United States and even in Canada. Since 2015  she has presented over 400 lectures to more than 40,000 gardeners in 23 states and Canada. 

She is an entertaining, inspirational and educational speaker who enjoys mingling humor with down-to-earth, garden-transforming expertise.

Kerry Ann speaks at garden clubs, symposiums, Master Gardeners events, fundraisers, arboretums, garden shows, garden centers, trade shows and more.


Kerry Ann is the author of four popular gardening books -

  • The Budget-Wise Gardener: Plant the Best for Less! (St. Lynn's Press, 2018)
  • The Right-Size Flower Garden: Simplify Your Outdoor Space with Smart Design Solutions and Plant Choices (St. Lynns Press, 2015)
  • The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Top Ten Lists: 70 garden-transforming theme lists and strategies for growing gorgeous, low-maintenance gardens
  • Top Ten Lists for Beautiful Shade Gardens.

Garden Columnist and freelance writer. Kerry Ann has written monthly columns for 518Life and Today’s Garden Center magazines.  Kerry Ann also writes freelance articles for many magazines including Fine Gardening, Country Gardens, Mother Earth News, and Horticulture.

Expert Gardener

Kerry Ann is a ‘passionate perennialist’ with over 25 years of hands-on experience. As a consultant, designer, and teacher, she specializes in low-maintenance, sustainable garden and landscape design, incorporating perennials, ornamental grasses, flowering shrubs, bulbs, and no-fuss annuals.

Kerry Ann's gardens were one of five nationally featured in spring 2014 Garden Gate Magazine Amazing Gardens” publication. In 2020 she received the award of Best of Kennebunk (ME) Award as a Gardener (professional).

Garden & Design Consultant

Kerry Ann has consulted and designed gardens for thousands of clients all over the Northeast during the past 25 years.

In 2014 she received the Gold Medal Award from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society recognizing individuals who have contributed to excellence in horticulture.  Kerry Ann was specifically acknowledged for "Exceptional teaching and writing that increases public enjoyment and appreciation of horticulture."

On The Air

Featured on HGTV as well as in major national magazines including Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate, Better Homes and Gardens.

Producer and presenter for seven of Horticulture magazine’s national gardening webinars. Click here for 2015 webinar.

Hosted ‘In the Garden’ for Channel 9 regional television in 2004 and 2005

Creator and organizer of The Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium, annually attended by hundreds of gardeners in the Northeast.  Sponsors include The American Horticultural Society, Proven Winners and Gardener’s Supply Company.

Created and teaches international flower gardening and landscaping Webinars attended by thousands.

National spokesperson for Proven Winners and Espoma national brands.

Gardening How-To Videos - See one here and here.


Perennial Plant Association
GWA: Association of Garden Communicators
American Horticultural Society
Massachucetts Horticultural Society
Connecticut Horticultural Society



Kerry Ann Mendez

7 Cambridge Court
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Phone: (207) 502-7228

Email: pyours1@gmail.com

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