Jeff Minnich received his horticulture degree, with an emphasis on landscape design and nursery management, from Virginia Tech. His garden design firm, Jeff Minnich Garden Design, Inc., takes the client from initial design concept through the completed garden design. The firm sub-contracts the landscape installation through reputable, talented craftsmen.
Jeff completed an episode of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal” in 2009. His regular gardening columns appeared in Flower and Garden magazine, as well as the local Journal newspapers (VA). He has been published/featured in publications such as Washington Gardener, American Horticulturist, The American Gardener, Arlington magazine, USA Today and The Washington Post. He produces articles and styles/stages for Southern Living magazine. Requests for re-prints of his articles and various gardening columns have come from as far away as Japan and the U.K. He wrote several chapters for the Northeastern Landscaping Book, published by Sunset Publishers. Several of his gardens are featured in The Complete Guide to Water Gardens by Kathleen Fisher. He formerly hosted a weekly, hour-long radio program, “Sunday Morning in the Garden”, on WJFK in Washington, DC, which was heard in a large part of the Mid-Atlantic region. He hosted a live weekly garden chatroom on Digital City Washington, once a local arm of America Online. He has judged many regional flower and garden shows and contests, including the Maymont Flower and Garden Show in Richmond, VA. His garden is featured frequently on tours.
Jeff serves on the Horticulture Department Advisory Board of Northern Virginia Community College. He is a former president and board member of the Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, and is a member of the Landscape Designers Group and the Garden Writers Association. He served on the board of the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association and developed the original Virginia Growers Guide for that organization. He served on the founding board of Friends of Green Spring Gardens, one of Fairfax County, Virginia’s, horticultural parks. He also co-chaired the founding board of the Healing and Memorial Garden for the Whitman-Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia, where he assisted with the garden design.