Jenny Hughes

Jenny Hughes, Editor for The Spruce

Jenny Hughes joined Dotdash as an Editor for The Spruce in 2021. She became Senior Editor for The Spruce in spring 2023. She currently oversees gardening and home decor content, and works on the News program.


  • 7+ years of digital content experience
  • Spent more than 3 years editing and growing a lifestyle site
  • Pro at plants & DIY — you may catch her as a host on The Spruce's "One Thing" video series


Jenny joined the Dotdash team in February 2021 for a position that combines her personal passions of home & DIY and gardening with her professional passions. She became Senior Editor at The Spruce in spring 2023. Prior to working at The Spruce, she was a content manager at Belvoir Media Group and the editor of Frenchly, a lifestyle website for people interested in all things France. While at Frenchly, she led the brand through a period of unprecedented growth in readership. Jenny has also worked as a content & SEO manager for small businesses across the U.S. and had her writing published on The Daily Beast, MessyNessyChic, and more.

From working in a boutique craft store in Brooklyn to raising a vegetable garden on her balcony to spending a summer working as a professional organizer, home & DIY and gardening have always been a part of Jenny's life.

As a Senior Editor, Jenny assigns, edits, and publishes decor and garden content written by a team of experts. With a background in audience growth, she works on a variety of projects to help The Spruce be a resource and inspiration for even more people.

Read more about The Spruce's Editorial Policies and Standards.


Jenny received a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College in Maine. Her studies focused primarily on French, education, and writing.

Expertise: Houseplants, Small space gardening, Home DIY
Education: Bowdoin College
Location: Stamford, CT
Title: Senior Editor

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce reaches 32 million people each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy advice by certified experts for your home and garden.

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