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Jennifer Bartley

Principal landscape architect, American Potager® and author, The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook

Jennifer Bartley is a registered landscape architect and founder of the design firm, American Potager® LLC in Granville, Ohio. She has a master’s degree in landscape architecture from The Ohio State University and is passionate about creating outdoor garden rooms that are well designed, functional and beautiful – gardens that feed the soul as well as the stomach. She designs for select clients and is an expert in creating seasonal, edible and sustainable gardens. Jennifer lectures around the country with her vision of borrowing design ideas from the grand potagers of France then simplifying for the American gardener to create ornamental and useful kitchen gardens. She is the author, illustrator and photographer of The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook (Timber Press, 2010) and Designing the New Kitchen Garden (Timber Press, 2006). She has written extensively for the blog and her articles and photographs have appeared in Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening and Birds and Blooms magazines. Jennifer has served as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University where she has taught the planting design studio in the department of Landscape Architecture. She has given lectures at Williamsburg, SFBG, Brookside Gardens, the Cincinnati Flower Show, North Hill Symposium, Dawes Arboretum, Coastal Maine Botanical Garden and many Master Gardener’s conferences among others around the country. Jennifer Bartley is a member of Garden Writer’s Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects. She is licensed to practice landscape architecture in Ohio and California.


Container Wars

Inspired by our hugely popular “Garden Wars,” we’re taking the battle to container gardening, perfect for patios, decks and balconies. Drawing from identical plant materials, Jennifer Bartley will ‘compete’ against Shawna Coronado as they each create 3 gorgeous containers—all in under an hour! Working against the clock, and with fun “challenges” thrown at them by Master of Ceremonies Marianne Binetti, see how Jennifer pulls together plants and shares her tips for designing luscious container gardens.

Saturday, Feb 25 at 11:00 am / Garden Wars Arena

More Than Raised Beds: Designing the New Kitchen Garden

How do you create a beautiful edible garden that is a joy to be in? Jennifer Bartley will inspire you with her images of fabulous French and American potagers that are truly a feast for your eyes. Learn how to create a kitchen garden that is truly a garden where family and friends gather, work, eat and play. Be inspired to transform your yard into a food and flower paradise that feeds your soul as well as your stomach.

Saturday, Feb 25 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

Edibles in the Mixed Border

Typically a mixed border contains a variety of flowering shrubs, perennials and bulbs. Why not incorporate perennial edibles into the mix? Jennifer Bartley will share insights on mixing perennial edibles with the rest of your garden. Discover how to design a gorgeous border with blueberries, currants, elderberries, raspberries, asparagus, rhubarb, and other edibles planted among the flowers. The rewards are great! Do the work once and reap the fruits, berries, jams, jellies, pies and flowers every year.

Sunday, Feb 26 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow