A graduate of Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Jerry Fritz puts his lifelong passion for plants and design into every garden he creates, and he never misses an opportunity to share his obsession with clients, customers, and fellow gardeners. The year 2013 marks Jerry’s 24th anniversary as the proprietor of Jerry Fritz Garden Design, Inc., and the 13th year in the development of Linden Hill Gardens, his retail nursery and destination garden located in Ottsville, Pennsylvania.
Jerry made his television debut in a big way: on The Martha Stewart Show! His segments on deer-resistant plants and chartreuse-and-blurple containers aired on Friday, April 17, 2009. To see them, click here (the two segments are joined on this one video link). You can also find an article about his favorite deer-resistant perennials, vines, shrubs, and trees and see a picture of the container he planted on her site here.
Co-written by Jerry Fritz and Nancy Ondra, Lessons from Linden Hill: Design Tips and Planning Pointers is packed with solid garden design advice based on the plantings at Linden Hill Gardens. It also includes features on Jerry’s favorite plants, tips on working with a professional garden designer, and more. Click here for more details.
Articles by and about Jerry and Linden Hill Gardens have appeared in several national gardening magazines, including Country Gardens, Fine Gardening, and Horticulture. Click here to check them out.
Jerry’s Speaking Engagements
Jerry enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for plants and gardens with groups of all sizes.
This winter, Jerry is proud to be speaking on Cutting Edge Plants for 2013 for The Connecticut Horticulture Society on Feb. 21, and he will present Deer Resistant Perennials at The Connecticut Flower and Garden Show on Feb. 22.
Some of his prior speaking engagements include the University of Connecticut, Swarthmore Perennials Conference, Delaware Valley College, Temple University Ambler Campus, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, The Philadelphia Flower Show, Green Springs Virginia, Bethlehem Garden Club, and the Morris Arboretum.
Lecture topics include:
- Good Design/Better Business
- Shady Retreats
- New and Exciting Perennials
- Exciting Plant Combinations
- Stone in the Garden
- Blue Profusion
- The Making of a Garden
- Cutting-Edge Plants for the Landscape
- Deer-Resistant Gardens
- Living Patios
Other topics available on request. If you’d like to arrange for Jerry to give a presentation to your club or organization, give our office a call at 610-847-1300 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.