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Kerry Ann’s Gardens were one of five nationally featured in spring 2014 Garden Gate Magazine “Amazing Gardens” publication. This article was 13 pages long. Click here for announcement:

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

Consulted and designed gardens for thousands of clients all over the Northeast during past 20 years

Creator and organizer 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.

National spokesperson for Proven Winners and Espoma national brands.

Gold Medal Award from Massachusetts Horticultural Society received October 2014 recognizing individuals who have contributed to excellence in horticulture.  Specifically acknowledged for “Exceptional teaching and writing that increases public enjoyment and appreciation of horticulture.”

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Acclaimed Author

Published three gardening books – 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 in zones 3 through 7; Top Ten Lists for Beautiful Shade Gardens. For more information click here

Garden Columnist and freelance writer. Write monthly columns for 518Life magazine, based in Albany, NY.  Wrote for Today’s Garden Center magazine in 2013 and 2014.  Have written freelance articles for Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Saratoga Life, Portland Life and others.

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Nationally Renowned Speaker

Keynote for many symposia and conferences, including annual Master Gardeners conferences in New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Michigan. 

Featured speaker at many garden and flower shows including Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston and Newport, R.I.

Popular speaker at botanical gardens and arboretums including Chicago Botanic Gardens, U.S. Botanic Gardens, Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens, Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum (PA), Tower Hill Arboretum (MA), Bartlett Arboretum (CT), Cox Arboretum (OH), New Jersey Botanical Gardens, Cheekwood Arboretum (TN), Green Spring Gardens (VA), Polly Hill Arboretum (MA), Laurelwood Arboretum (NJ), Connecticut College Arboretum, Berkshire Botanical Garden (MA), Blithewood Gardens and Arboretum (RI), Frelinghuysen Arboretum (NJ) and Phipps Conservatory (PA)

Featured speaker for trade shows, nursery and landscape associations, garden centers as well as landscaping schools. Venues include New England grows, Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Short Course, West Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, Pleasant View Garden’s Day for landscapers and garden centers (NH), the Professional Landscapers School (Indiana), White Flower Farm and Gardener’s Supply Company.

Kerry Ann Mendez speaks on many different gardening topics. For a list of garden presentations click here. Her presentations include colorful Power Points and helpful handouts. She has spoken for hundreds of groups ranging in size from 10 to 400 people and encourages audience participation for a lively and interactive experience. Over 10,000 people have heard her speak. Presentations can vary in length from 45 minutes to a full day workshop. For Kerry Ann’s current speaking schedule check out my calendarTo view where she has spoken in the past few years, click on the year of interest: 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

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Membership in the Following Organizations

  • Perennial Plant Association
  • Garden Writers Association     
  • American Horticultural Society