I love to share my passion for gardening with others and offer  presentations to garden clubs, nurseries, horticultural societies, trade organizations and garden shows across the country. I also host a limited number of workshops and events in my own garden during the year.

Karen Chapman container gardening instructor

Click HERE to learn about my Craftsy garden design course GORGEOUS GARDEN DESIGN – FOLIAGE & FOCAL POINTS. Available to you 24/7 right in your own home!

How to Book a Seminar or Workshop

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in a presentation for your garden club or association.

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IMG_4193Molbaks Garden and Home, Woodinville, WA

Saturday July 11th (noon – 1pm)

Sunset Style in Seattle; Learn tips for using the Sunset Western Garden Collection of plants in your gardens and containers.  Learn how to combine these five star shrubs, perennials and annuals to create show-stopping vignettes that will bring some Californian style to the Pacific Northwest. Directions


IMG_0647Cross Sound District Garden Clubs, Bremerton WA

Monday November 16th, 2015 (11.00am – noon)

Container Celebration. Dress up your pots to welcome the Holidays.

Planting demonstration and book signing


Endolyne Garden Club, Seattle, WA

Wednesday November 18th, 2015 (7-8pm)

Foliage First –  Learn 3 easy steps to transform your containers and gardens from frumpy to fabulous!

PowerPoint & book signing



IMG_7840Pine Lake Garden Club, Sammamish, WA

Wednesday January 13th (10-11a.m.)

Foliage First – 3 easy steps to creating fabulous containers and landscapes

PowerPoint and book signing


Logo - Pink FlowerNorthwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, WA

Wednesday February 17th (5-6.00pm)

Small Garden, Big Impact: Container Garden Drama

Planting demo and book signing. Details


IMG_6850The 19th Annual University of Washington Home Improvement Fair, Seattle, WA

Tuesday April 5th (12.30-1.30pm)

Foliage and Focal Points;  Easy ideas for gardens and budgets of all sizes



IMG_7263Trilogy Garden Club, Redmond, WA

Wednesday May 4th (7.00-8.00pm)

Foliage First: Learn 3 easy steps to transform your gardens from, frumpy to fabulous

PowerPoint and book signing


IMG_2444Kitsap Master Gardener’s Foundation, Bremerton, WA

Wednesday May 11th, 2016 (1-2.00pm)

Food and Foliage; creative combinations you can eat

Powerpoint and book signing


IMG_1421Bear Creek Garden Club, Redmond, WA

Thursday May 12th 2016 (10.30-11.30am)

New Trends in Container Gardening

Planting demonstration and book signing. By invitation only


IMG_2796Duvall Garden Nursery, Duvall, WA

June 6th (6.30-8.30pm)

15 Minute Pot Makeover

Demonstration and book signing. PRIVATE EVENT


Image 22Garden Writer’s Association, Atlanta, GA

September 16-19th

Beyond the Plant Tag; Design Ideas for Writers

PowerPoint co-presented with Christina Salwitz. Conference attendees only


IMG_7994Evergreen District Garden Clubs, Mill Creek, WA

Saturday September 24th (9.30-10.30am)

From Blah to Ta Da! Fall container gardens that celebrate the season

Demonstration and book signing



IMG_7005Mill Creek Garden Club

Tuesday April 11th (11.00am-noon)

Sassy Or Classy – container gardens to suit your style

Demonstration and book signing. Members and guest only