Kerry Ann Mendez is an award-winning garden educator, author and design consultant based in southern Maine. Since 2015 she has presented over 300 lectures to more than 30,000 gardeners in 19 states and Canada. As an exceptionally popular educator and communicator she has received over 400 five-star reviews from her lecture audience.
In 2014 she received the Gold Medal award from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for “Exceptional teaching and writing that increases public enjoyment and appreciation of horticulture”. Kerry Ann has been a featured speaker at botanical gardens, arboretums and horticultural societies in 16 states, including the U. S. Botanic Gardens, U. S. National Arboretum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Wave Hill, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Longwood Gardens and many more.
She has been a presenter and keynote speaker at Master Gardener conferences in 16 states plus dozens of flower shows including Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. In addition, she has been a frequent presenter at nursery and landscaping professional organizations and Green Industry events as well as many leading nurseries and garden centers.
Kerry Ann has written three gardening books. Her fourth book, The Budget-Wise Gardener, was released in February 2018. In 2015 Kerry Ann was a Region I representative for the Garden Writers Association of America.
Her monthly e-newsletter and blog go out to over 14,000 subscribers throughout the United States and Canada. In 2016 Kerry Ann started producing international gardening Webinars that have been enjoyed by thousands.