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About Garden Tutor

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Garden Tutor combines innovative products with in-depth how-to garden information.

About Founder

Angus Junkin Founder of Garden Tutor

My name is Angus Junkin, founder of Garden Tutor. The idea for Garden Tutor was born in 1994 as I was graduating college. Having gardened since I was ten years old (thanks Mom!), I discovered it as a real passion. So much so, that at age 12, I worked on a town-owned vegetable farm that supplied local food banks with produce. I also worked for a wonderful woman who was too old to care for her gardens but guided me as I did the work. In high school and college, I started and grew a successful landscaping business and I have been providing gardening help and advice ever since then.

While helping my landscape customers, I found that many clients were interested in gardening but didn’t know how to get started. In a “eureka” moment in 1994, I came up with the answer: provide aspiring gardeners with a hands-on course and kit that provides a solid gardening foundation. From this idea, Garden Tutor was born. The Garden Tutor kit was a Doubleday Direct Book Club selection and sold over 12,000 kits worldwide. Garden Tutor has taught thousands of people how to garden.

In 2019 we launched gardentutor.com to provide innovative gardening products combined with top tier information.

A front yard filled with garden beds and plants that help s to demonstrate the concept of arrangement in garden design
A mixed planting in a perennial garden to emphasize the use of variety when designing a garden

Who needs Garden Tutor?

Anyone looking for great gardening products backed up with great gardening information

Our Mission

  • We are dedicated to helping others learn to garden with confidence
  • We work for our customers and no one else
  • We treat our customers, employees, and vendors the same way we expect to be treated: with respect and compassion
  • We strive to make only useful and innovative products that deliver value to our customers
  • We stand behind all of our products and back this up with a 30-day hassle-free moneyback guarantee

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GardenComm: Garden Communicators International
National Garden Bureau
Direct Gardening Association


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