Jon Feldman, President and Lead Designer, began G. biloba Gardens in 1983. Jon's interest in gardening became apparant at age three. When feared missing during a rainstorm, he was eventually discovered outside digging with a shovel in his sandbox.
Jon has been an integral part of two national television series on HGTV. Landscaper's Challenge, in which he created the winning design and got the opportunity to install the garden for the show's contestants. For the show Urban Outsiders he served as design consultant and built the gardens for Urban Outsiders, a show premised on turning derelict NYC backyard gardens into garden gems. G. biloba Gardens was involved in six episodes throughout the Five Boroughs.
Jon completed a solo circumnavigation of the world to study public education programs at the world's greatest Botanical Gardens.The journey was co-sponsored by The Circumnavigator's Club, International and the New York Botanical Garden.
His monthly column, "The Lifetime Gardener," is a regular feature in The Nyack Villager, the local newspaper for residents of the Hudson River Villages in Rockland County, New York.
Feldman received a B.A. in Botany from Drew University and continued his education at The New York Botanical Garden towards a degree in Horticulture. Additionally, his studies have included fine arts, architecture, graphic design and sustainable agriculture. His lifelong interest in education is continually fueled by his interactions with clients and students.