Before retiring, Fern and I visited many world class gardens enhancing our enthusiasm for creating a very different type of garden at our home in Houston. Today the garden represents nearly 23 years of collecting and propagating rare and unusual plant varieties you will not find at your local nurseries.
Fern, the love of my life, passed away three years ago after many years of combating Parkinson’s disease. I now have a special Garden dedicated just to her.
While on collecting trips to exotic places like Costa Rica, we envisioned our own Houston jungle and voilà, here we are today!. I have no idea how many plants inhabit our garden. I don’t maintain an inventory. Inventories take precious time that is better spent by me searching for new and rare cultivars.
I continue to communicate with fellow rare plant collectors and hope to resume my travels in search of new plant species that might survive our Houston climate. Plants released at Jerry’s Jungle have been grown in our gardens two years or more to acclimate them to our seasonal extremes. Three times a year, I open the Gardens to the public to tour the Jungle and it’s many different gardens. Refer to the Calendar page for dates . Surplus plants are available at this time for collectors and hobbyists. If you are interested in specific species, contact me for info.
Photography is another great passion of mine and I invite interested serious photographers to inquire about the availability of the garden for photographic purposes.
Groups, individuals, and garden clubs with rare plant interests are welcome to tour Jerry’s Jungle Garden by appointment from April thru October.