Helping people become better gardeners since 1999!

Jack wants to help as many people as possible be better gardeners.

Submit your question to Jack and he will give you a personalized answer specific to your garden.

Only $9.95

Garden Coaching

Problem Solving

Year-Round Planning

Managing Garden Contractors

Lectures & Presentations

Plant Identification

Jack McKinnon is a regular writer for Coast Views Magazine.

Read garden tips from the popular columns that Jack writes for the Palo Alto Weekly and Coast Views Magazine. Go to tips now... (click here)

Jack was recently featured by the SF Chronicle in an article about garden coaches. Read the article... (click here)


Welcome to The Garden Coach's Website!

Since 1999 Jack McKinnon has been providing outstanding service to clients around the San Francisco Bay Area, drawing upon his 35 years of gardening experience to solve their gardening needs. Jack honed his trade for 12 years as a Sunset Magazine gardener. As well as garden coaching, Jack also writes regular gardening columns for several Bay Area magazines, and has served as a board member for the San Mateo Arboretum.

What Does Jack McKinnon,
The Garden Coach Do?

During a typical garden coaching session you will spend an hour and one half to two hours with Jack walking through your garden. You will discuss your needs, skills, time, and budget. Then, Jack will lead you through your garden identifying plants, making suggestions, and providing information about watering, fertilizing, and pruning. Take notes or record the session because you won't want to forget any of the information in the session. Learn how to be your own landscape designer with Jack's knowledge and guidance.

Need To Identify Plants That Are In Your Garden?

Jack will identify those mystery plants for you. Each identification will include common name, latin name (genus & species), sun/shade requirements, watering requirements, fertilizing, and care requirements by email. Click here to contact Jack with your specifics...

Your Coaching Session Will Help You Get To The Next Level Of Gardening!

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