Horticulturist. Arborist. Plant lover. Former farmer. Teacher.

For over a decade I worked as a horticulturist at the Arnold Arboretum, the oldest public arboretum in the United States. After spending my week caring for its amazing collection, I taught homeowners and professionals how to prune, guided snowshoe tours sharing what I know about majestic conifers, and shamelessly promoted the use of vines in every garden. Now I share my passion for teaching horticulture through the classes, workshops, and lectures I create here at JEN KETTELL | Horticulture Education and Consulting.

When I'm not working, I can be found in places like this...

I am a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist and an ISA Certified Arborist®. For five years (2008-2013), I served on the Executive Board of the New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. Along with three other women, I was also one of the founding sisters and acted as the event coordinator for the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop (2009-2011). This 2-day workshop introduces women to safe tree climbing techniques and various types of climbing gear. 

Currently, I am collaborating with other industry professionals through the Landscape Advisory Committee for the M.B. Wakefield Estate and the Advisory Committee for the Norfolk Agricultural High School.