Meet Jason Dewees author of Designing with Palms and our November 2020 speaker


“Author of the award-winning book, Designing with Palms (Timber Press), Jason Dewees is the horticulturist and palm expert at Flora Grubb Gardens, in San Francisco, and Grubb & Nadler Growers, San Diego.

He works as a horticultural consultant for landscape designers, landscape architects, and gardeners, and has offered guidance to the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, the University of California Botanical Garden, the City of San Francisco, the Presidio Trust, the San Francisco Department of Public Works, and the San Francisco Botanical Garden, trained volunteers and docents, and has propagated thousands of trees.

Jason has lectured at the California Horticultural Society; the UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley; The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden; the Sherman Library and Gardens; Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach; Miami Beach Botanical Garden; Flamingo Gardens, Florida; and the Garden Conservancy.

Jason joined the Northern California Chapter of the International Palm Society as their youngest member in 1986, and has served on the council of the California Horticultural Society, as well as on the Horticultural Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Botanical Garden, and the Advisory Council of the Conservatory of Flowers. Born and raised in San Francisco, he graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.”