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Garden Presentations


Is your club or organization looking for a speaker?

Looking for some inspiration? Or maybe a gardeny fix? It’s that time of year when gardeners begin the search for some earthy healing. Mary Jasch, publisher/editor of DIG IT! Magazine, the Art & Science of East Coast Gardening, offers garden-filled PowerPoint presentations for garden clubs, plant societies, libraries and other organizations and groups.

Mary scours the East and Northwest Coasts in search of exceptional gardens for your pleasure. In her quest for the “Wow!”, she visits gardens of all styles from classic English cottage gardens to formal Italianate gardens to backyard wildlife habitats and those that pay homage to the past. From a fifth of an acre to 1,000, each garden is outstanding. Mary is a freelance writer/photographer and author of Best Hikes with Dogs – New Jersey. (Mountaineers Books)

Private Gardens of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Eastern Pennsylvania Photographic slides show unique aspects of each garden.
The American Mediterranean: Gardens and Landscapes of the North California Coast. Virtually visit the West Coast and experience the drama and grandeur of its coastline and plants and gardens. Unique and exciting landscapes.
* Hot to Trot Tropicals Tropicals and subtropicals as houseplants: best choices, suitable indoor locations, how to maintain them, what not to do, seasonal suggestions. Take away a list of plants and the toxins they remove from your home.

Please contact Mary: or 973-570-0759

May 10: Judge at Rhododendron Show, Noyo Chapter ARS at Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, Fort Bragg, CA www.gardenbythesea
May 17: Garden Club RFD, Middletown, NJ


"Mary, Thank you for making the trip and speaking to the Master Gardeners of Bergen County! Your presentation was definitely on point. The pictures were fabulous and loved ALL the variety, designs and features each property offered. Your love for design and landscape shines throughout your presentation!
Thank you for sharing your amazing journey!
Donna Faustini
Master Gardeners of Bergen County

"On behalf of the Central Sussex Garden Club, thank you for your presentation on those awesome gardens. The photos were beautiful and the gardens represented such a variety of color, structure, texture and style. Truly a feast for the eyes and an invitation for our imagination. We wish you all the best with your many endeavors." - Marianne Jones, Secretary

"Mary Jasch presented her Lecture on the Private Gardens of NY, NJ, CT and Eastern PA to the Basking Ridge Garden Club on Monday, February 7th, 2022. The gardens were spectacular. Mary is a knowledgeable gardener as well as Photographer. The range of styles was fun to see and just what we all needed in the middle of winter! We all hope to be able to go on one of her bus tours soon."
- Anne Goldsmith, President

"I am the president of the Sussex County Garden Club and it is my job to
find speakers for the meetings. What a surprise I found Mary Jasch of DIG
IT! Magazine on one of my hunting expeditions. She has spoken at our meetings several times and she is always prepared and knows what she is talking about. Her presentations are interesting and she keeps the members’ attention during the whole show. She is never late and after the meeting she stays to answer any questions that members may have. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an intelligent speaker who delivers."
- Fuddy Vidam, President, Sussex County Garden Club

"Very nice program presentation. You must have great times going to all these places, seeing spectacular gardens and meeting happy Georges."
- Mary Ellen Kline

"Thank you, Mary, for a wonderful presentation to the Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club. In such a long cold winter and on a bitterly cold night, your presentations of the gardens you have discovered over the years was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed it!"
- Debbie Lovett, Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club Program Chair

"It was great to finally meet you tonight! Everyone loved your presentation. Thank you for making it an enjoyable and informative evening!"
- Mary Carroll, Clarkstown Garden Club (NY)

“Mary was the guest speaker at our annual Membership Thank You Meeting. We all enjoyed her beautiful photos of the special gardens she's visited in the tri-state area and her lively commentary about these unique places. Mary’s knowledge and enthusiastic love of nature and gardens is evident, which made it a very special program.”
- Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (NJ)

“We loved your program and photos. Lots of wonderful feedback about your program. Everyone enjoyed it ... a lot. Thank you again for making a dreary winter day alive with the promise of spring.”
- Bonnie Joachim, Public Relations chairperson for Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum

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published March 05, 2020

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