Saturday, February 17, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon – The Budget-Wise Gardener


Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston welcomes Kerry Ann Mendez, author of The Budget-Wise Gardener, on Saturday, February 17 from 11 – noon for a talk and book signing. Free with admission to the Garden.

This book proves that you don’t need mega bucks to have a beautiful garden. The secret is having savvy garden pro Kerry Mendez by your side. In The Budget-Wise Gardener, Mendez gives the inside scoop on nailing the best deals and having it all: selecting plants that give you the most bang for your buck, timing your purchases to take advantage of deep discounts and giveaways, finding treasures at plant, bulb and seed swaps – and much more. Her chapters take you from “How to Score Great Plants for Less…or for Free!” and “Design Secrets that Save Money” to “Regal Containers on a Dollar-Store Budget.” With luscious color photos on nearly every page, this is an essential guide to creating the garden of your dreams without breaking the bank.

Kerry Ann Mendez is the owner of Perennially Yours, a landscaping company focusing on the art of low-maintenance perennial gardening. Perennially Yours gardens have been featured in numerous garden and lifestyle magazines, newspapers, radio and television shows. Mendez is the author of several books, including The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Top Ten Lists and The Right-Size Flower Garden. A busy lecturer and teacher, each year she gives over 25 workshops and webinars, and 60-70 talks. She is the founder of the annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposiums at the Equinox Resort in Vermont, and recently hosted 6 national webinars for Horticulture magazine. She resides in Kennebunk, Maine.