Hank Jenkins is a landscape designer and stylist who brings a new perspective to the garden lifestyle.
He has a degree in landscape architecture and is passionate about plants. He considers himself a ‘plant architect’ because he is so inspired by the physical architecture, color, texture, and patterns of plants. He is fascinated by the power of plants, and their ability to capture moods as well as to transport us. He has spent much time traveling around the globe and been further influenced by global design, architecture, fashion, and the natural world. He believes that in order to achieve an environment that resonates, you must allow it to evolve at a natural pace.
Hank, a former member of the creative merchandising team at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco, can be found speaking about plants; teaching inspired workshops on container gardening; working on his next book; or developing his outdoor lifestyle series for television. He has been a featured guest on DIY Network’s The Dirt On… and been featured in both Sunset and This Old House. He is the author of Sunset Outdoor Design & Build: Container Gardening: Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Living. With his deep experience with nature, Hank has developed a special affinity with the world of scent - and indeed is an expert in the olfactory power of botanical materials. In 2013 he moved to Los Angeles, where he runs his popular shop The Plant Provocateur.
2019 marks the fourth year of Hank Jenkins' participation in The Art and Olfaction Awards. He will serve as a shortlisting judge, in the artisan category.