Biographical Profile
Pernell Gerver, Horticulturist

Horticulture and gardening have been lifelong interests of Pernell Gerver. Since the age of six, Gerver has been self-educated in all aspects of horticulture by practical "hands-on" experience, reading and researching in gardening books and magazines, and trial-and-error experimentation.

Gerver was named Gardener of the Year by Organic Gardening magazine when he was just 18 years old. Gerver and his award-winning garden were profiled in the magazine's cover story.

Gerver is founder and president of Horticultural Communication Services. His company specializes in all aspects of media communications nationally, including garden writing, publishing, lecturing, photography, consulting, and television & radio broadcasting.

In western Massachusetts, Gerver is garden columnist for the Springfield Newspapers. His weekly gardening column, gardening Q & A column, and gardening feature appear in the Sunday Republican newspaper.

Gerver is a judge for the New England Spring Flower Show in Boston sponsored by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. In that capacity he judges exhibits and awards medals.

Gerver is the coordinator and host of his own exclusive, year 'round Gardening Workshop Series held in four locations regularly all year long throughout western Massachusetts and Connecticut. For more information on Pernell Gerver's Gardening Workshop Series click here.

Gerver is host of television gardening segments on the western Mass. NBC affiliate, WWLP-TV22.

Gerver works on garden books and magazines and lectures extensively throughout the country. He often appears on TV and radio programs.

Gerver is an active member of the Garden Writers Association of America.

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