About Garden Tutor
At Garden Tutor, we create unique, effective, and practical tools that help gardeners thrive. From our award-winning Garden Tutor course to our Garden Tutor-branded soil testing and garden design products. Garden Tutor is a pioneering brand that combines innovative products with in-depth how-to garden information.
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 delivers 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.
Who needs Garden Tutor?
Anyone looking for great gardening products backed up with great gardening information
The art of gardening is more than simply helping things grow. It’s about bringing life and beauty into this world. Beautiful bushels of bright color. Nourishing fruits and vegetables. The greenery that feeds the world around us and brings life to the space we inhabit. We’ve made bringing this life to the world our mission.
From innovative products that make work easy. To our free courses on how to better understand the science behind how things grow. Our mission is to make the world a little greener, one yard, one pot, one plant at a time.
Garden Tutor Reviews
“It’s a great kit for a beginning gardener or an experienced gardener in need of a refresher.”
Ed Hutchison, Syndicated Garden Writer
American Homestyle and Gardening
“A perfect gift for aspiring new gardeners”
Midwest Book Review
“[T]utor in the basics that best educate a gardener. Most of us learn after years of trial and error, so the more information we can get in simple form, the less we’ll agonize”
“This is a must have for the beginning gardener”
“The Garden Tutor is the real thing. Guessing is out, knowing is in…[It] shows how effective knowledge can translate into the ideal garden.”
The Book Reader
“If this were a book on golf. I’d say it would take four strokes off your game.”
“Teacher, Teacher…It’s a crash course in soil and gardening.”
“It’s a Garden Guru”
Small Press Magazine
“Lay the framework for gardening success.”
Country Living Gardener
“[T]he Garden Tutor could prove to be a gardeners best friend…this isn’t another gimmick…This is not like any other garden book.”
The Argus Press
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