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Garden Tutor Online Course Wins Green Thumb Award

The Garden Tutor Online Course and Kit by Botaniworld has just won a coveted Green Thumb Award in the Gardening Tools and Accessories division.

The Garden Tutor Online Course and Kit is a unique, multimedia course that teaches beginning gardeners how to grow a garden like a professional. Unlike conventional ways of learning about gardening, Garden Tutor provides a concise, step-by-step framework of knowledge plus essential tools for hands-on education. 

Instead of learning by trial and error, Garden Tutor provides the foundation for a beginning gardener to begin a lifelong hobby of successfully growing plants of all kinds. In addition to the acclaimed Garden Tutor course, the kit includes essential tools needed to plan and plant a garden including a kit for testing soil pH, a compass, measuring tape, a soil testing jar, a handy reference guide and more. It’s the perfect start for anyone who wants to begin to garden. Get the Garden Tutor Online Course and Kit at gardentutor.com.


The Green Thumb Awards recognize outstanding new garden products available by mail or online. The awards are sponsored by the Direct Gardening Association (DGA), a nonprofit association of companies that sell garden products directly to consumers via catalogs and websites. 

You can find the other 2020 Green Thumb award winners here: New Plants and Garden Products Win 2020 Green Thumb Awards

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. After studies at the University of Toronto and Laval University where he obtained his B.A. in modern languages in 1978, he succeeded in combining his language skills with his passion for gardening in a novel career as a garden writer and lecturer. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He is a regular contributor to and horticultural consultant for Fleurs, Plantes, Jardins garden magazine and has written for many other garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Rebecca’s Garden and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 50 other titles in English and French. He can be seen in Quebec on French-language television and was notably a regular collaborator for 7 years on the TV shows Fleurs et Jardins and Salut Bonjour Weekend. He is the President of the Garden Writers Association Foundation and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. An avid proponent of garden tourism, he has lead garden tours throughout Canada and to the gardens of over 30 countries over the last 30 years. He presently resides in Quebec City, Quebec.

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