Art Wolk's
Horticultural Achievements

Art Wolk  is an award-winning writer, lecturer, photographer, and Grand Sweepstakes winner at the famed Philadelphia Flower Show. He infuses his writings and lectures with a combination of horticultural expertise and sharp sense of humor. Indeed, world-renowned garden writer Elvin McDonald describes him as “the Dave Barry of garden writing.”

Art has appeared on the Discovery Channel, CBS, FOX, and the Home and Garden TV Network, and has been interviewed on radio stations throughout the United States, including National Public Radio. In addition, he has lectured at such prominent institutions and events as Longwood Gardens, the Boston Flower and Garden Show, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Wisconsin Master Gardeners "Garden Visions" Symposium (as keynote speaker), the Annual Meeting of Greater Memphis Master Gardeners, and the Philadelphia Flower Show. 

His twenty magazine articles have appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Gardening, Green Scene, Green Prints, and other publications.

Art founded, and for nine years managed, a children’s garden in New Jersey. In 1999, he received the prestigious Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association for a magazine article he wrote about the garden.

In 2012, he taught ABC meteorologists to force bulbs for the Philadelphia Flower Show and was featured in the televised Flower Show preview.

And, in 2013, Art's book "Bulb Forcing for Beginners and the Seriously Smitten" received a Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association.

His accomplishments also include: 

  • Writing Bulb Forcing for Beginners and the Seriously Smitten.

  • Writing Garden Lunacy: A Growing Concern.

  • Writing The Little Blue Book of Bulb Forcing.

  • Writing Garden Tales

  • Giving over 150 lectures to garden clubs and horticultural organizations.

  • Having over 100 of his photographs published in garden magazines and newspapers.

  • Winning over 150 blue ribbons at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

  • Winning two Philadelphia Flower Show Grand Sweepstakes Awards (for the top individual competitor).

  • Serving as President of the Horticultural Society of South Jersey for five years.

  • Creating a garden that has been the subject of numerous magazine and newspaper articles.

  • Having twenty magazine articles published, including two for Better Homes and Gardens.

  • Serving as a judge at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

  • Starting and managing a successful mail-order plant company.   

  • Writing over 100 garden and photography book reviews for Library Journal.


For a description of Art's programs, click the "Art's Programs" box to the left.











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