Presentation Info

Here at Jenks Farmer, Plantsman, we know the value of old style, self-taught gardening. But we don’t ignore the new and ever-changing techniques of horticulture. With a reflective, soulful voice, Jenks has guided gardeners, craftsmen, volunteers, and scientists in creating garden spaces that everyone can enjoy. 

Jenk’s presentations are filled with stories of people, history, and science. They often include interactive slides from gardens he’s personally created and different locations throughout the world he’s found inspiration. And don’t worry, in addition to offering inspiration, these presentations include take-home information - for patio, estate, or dreaming gardeners alike!   

 

What People are Saying

"You really impressed the ladies-10 new garden club members after your talk!"

Kathy on Skidaway Island, GA

"You are an excellent presenter and a true plantsman. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and enthusiasm with us. I feel like I made a friend! " 

Wendy, Florida Master Gardeners

"Great stories, compelling reminders of our duty to care for the earth and a totally fun, hands-on workshop."

Panayoti Kelaidis,  Denver Botanical Garden

"Jenks' presentation was very polished and informative, you can tell he's comfortable with public speaking. For me, discovering that mustard plants can substantially reduce your soil's nematode population was a huge takeaway!"

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Career

  • Current; Interim Director of Gardens, Historic Columbia
  • Past Director of South Carolina's 2 major botanical gardens.
  • Owner, Jenks Farmer Nurseries.
  • Founding Board; Charleston Parks
  • Currently designing for the new Florence Museum.
  • Timber Press author; His book received accolades from Garden and Gun, American Horticulture Society & mention in New York Times.

Writing

  • Organic Gardening
  • Horticulture Magazine•State-by-State Gardening
  • Planter's Place Blog
  • Reader's Digest 1001 Tips for Your Garden
  • Stewardship; www.jenksfarmer.com

Lectures

  • Smithsonian
  • Wave Hill Garden
  • Davidson College
  • Perennial Plant Association
  • North Carolina State University
  • NW Flower Show

Featured In

  • Southern Living
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Garden & Gun
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • Hobby Farm Home
  • Royal Horticulture Society
  • John Deere Commercials
  • HGTV's Dream Gardens
  • Telli Award PBS