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Jeff de Jong

Jeff de Jong is a horticulturist who lives in Victoria BC. He has been teaching in the field of
horticulture ever since he graduated from Olds College in the Landscape Management Program. Jeff has worked as the Head of Horticulture Programing for the Calgary Zoo where he taught the Master Gardening Program as well as many other garden related classes. He was an instructor at Olds College teaching classes in the Landscape Design Program. Jeff has a passion for garden design and has won many awards for his own garden and other yards that he has designed.

Jeff is also a garden writer, photographer and watercolor artist. He has a love for travelling and leading garden tours to exciting places around the world. Most recently he toured gardens of The Netherlands and Belgium. After moving to Victoria BC, he continued working in the field of horticulture.

Jeff has continued to teach at many Horticultural Institutions on the Island as well as a host of Garden Clubs and Seedy Saturdays. He has been the host of Gardening 101 on C-FAX1070AM This is the only weekly garden program in Victoria that reaches a wide audience across Canada and other countries.
Jeff sees the beauty in the world around him and is always willing to share it with others
no matter if we are strolling through a garden or dining on a delicious meal with a great glass of wine.
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Current Projects

Developing Garden Classes and Presentations for upcoming classes at the University of Victoria. As well, I continue to work on Landscape Design and gathering photos.

Memorable Moment

Every day in nature has a memorable moment but a few that stand out are, having on two different occasions feeling a bird perch on my head while I was gardening.