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Garden Presentations


Is your club or organization looking for a speaker?

As editor of DIG IT! Magazine, Mary Jasch scours the East and Northwest Coast 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 52, each garden is outstanding.

• The Private Gardens of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Eastern Pennsylvania
• Gardens and Landscapes of the North Coast of Mendocino, California

Mary Jasch is editor/publisher of DIG IT! Magazine, the Art & Science of East Coast Gardening. She is a freelance writer/photographer and author of Best Hikes with Dogs – New Jersey.(

Please contact Mary: or 973-570-0759

January 23: Camden Master Gardeners, NJ (closed)
January 27: Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club, Community Church, 400 Warren Place, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ - 7:30
March 12: Gardeners of Somerset Valley, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater Library, Bridgewater, NJ - 7:30
March 13 thru 16: Visit our booth at Springfest, Sussex County Fairgrounds
May 10: Judge at Rhododendron Show, Noyo Chapter ARS at Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, Fort Bragg, CA www.gardenbythesea


"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

“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.”
- Marianne Jones, Secretary, Central Sussex Garden Club (NJ)

"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 January 05, 2014

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