Matt Mattus is an American horticulturist and visual designer. Author of Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening and the popular award winning gardening blog GROWING WITH PLANTS, Matt’s gardens, greenhouse and plant collections have been featured in both lifestyle publication like Martha Stewart Living and Better Homes and Gardens as well as in many plant society journals. A popular speaker on many gardening topics,

Matt is the past president of the North American Rock Garden Society, the past editor of the American Primrose Society Journal and is an officer in many specialist plant societies. He currently sits on the Board as a Trustee of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden and is Vice President of the 175 year old Worcester County Horticultural Society in Massachusetts.

Before turning to his horticultural passions in 2017 full-time, Matt was a futurist/principal designer for 28 years at toy and entertainment giant Hasbro, Inc., in their top secret Innovation Lab.

Today he spends much of his time botanizing and studying plants at remote botanic hotspots around the world such as Yunnan and Patagonia, as well as writing about his many plant projects. He lives, writes about his garden and home greenhouse in central Massachusetts where the snow is deep in the winter.

Books in order of publication:

Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening: Rare Varieties * Unusual Options * Plant Lore & Guidance – 2018

Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening: A Field-tested Guide to Growing Rare, Fascinating Annuals and Biennials – 2020