Jason Wirtz

Lead Horticulturist

Jason joined Natural Lands as a horticulturist shortly after we acquired Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, and was promoted to lead horticulturist when his enthusiasm, skills, and leadership quickly became apparent.

Jason’s favorite place in nature is a forest. “There’s no feeling like the tranquility of being surrounded by trees.” Speaking of trees, he loves native pawpaws (Asimina triloba) for their delicious fruit.

Jason’s experience in horticulture began at Longwood Gardens where he worked as a horticulture assistant in the conservatory. He went on to attend and graduate from their two-year Professional Gardner Program.

He holds a BA in psychology from the University of Delaware.

Ask Jason about: NFL football.