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.

Read reviews from my previous seminars!



IMG_0647Trilogy Garden Club, Redmond, WA

Wednesday February 4th (7.00-8.00pm)

Container CPR – Reviving your Winter Containers. Demonstration.

Members and guests



Logo - Pink FlowerNorthwest Flower &Garden Show, Seattle WA

Wednesday February 11th (11.45am-12.45pm)

The Squish Factor: Designing abundant containers.

Demonstration. Details



Logo - Pink FlowerNorthwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle WA

Thursday February 12th (6.45pm-7.30pm)

Hanky Panky in the Shade

Powerpoint. Details


 Yard, Garden and Patio ShowYard, Garden & Patio Show, Portland, OR

Sunday March 1st 2015 (1.00-2.00pm)

Luscious Leaves: Foliage, Focal Points and Vignettes

PowerPoint Details


IMG_5550Filming with Craftsy, San Diego, CA

Monday March 2nd – 6th, 2015

Raised Garden Beds – Design, Build, Grow

A new online video course co-hosted with my husband Andy Chapman. Online mid April


IMG_1189Everett Garden Club, Everett, WA

Wednesday March 11th, 2015 (11.15am-12.15pm)

Contained Spring Fever – foliage, flowers and fragrance in container gardens. Demonstration and book signing.

Members only


IMG_1939Poulsbo Garden Club, Poulsbo library, Kitsap, WA

Saturday March 14th, 2015 (10.00am-12.00pm)

Designing with Foliage – PowerPoint and demonstration plus book signing

Open to the public. Details



IMG_5831Yakima Master Gardener’s Spring Symposium

Wednesday March 25th 2015

1.45-2.45pm; Succulent Chic – creative design ideas for containers and gardens

7.00-9.00pm; Focus on Foliage


IMG_5162Molbak’s Garden & Home, Woodinville, WA

March 28th, 2015 (noon-1.00pm)

Designing the New Perennial Garden.  Beauty without the beast or backache – learn which perennials to choose for a lower maintenance, drought tolerant and deer resistant garden and how to frame it all with great foliage. PowerPoint plus book signing.



logoEdmonds Community College, WA and Molbak’s Garden & Home, Woodinville, WA

March 30th and March 31st 2015 (9am-2pm)

Container Gardening – Design and Business Savvy

A 2-part course for horticulture students and professionals wishing to improve their design skills. Registration details soon



IMG_0755Woodinville Garden Club, WA

Wednesday April 1st (6.30pm – 7.30pm)

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

Members and guests


IMG_5596Cottage Gardeners Garden Club, Woodinville, WA

Wednesday April 15th (7.30-8.30pm)

Succulent Chic. PowerPoint/planting demonstration combined

Members and guests


IMG_0680South Surrey garden Club, British Columbia, CANADA

Wednesday April 22nd , 2015 (7-8pm)

Spotlight on Foliage – showstopping ideas for containers and borders

Members and guests only


IMG_1391 Molbak’s Garden & Home, Woodinville, WA

Saturday May 2nd (12-1pm)

Containers Pretty Enough to Eat

Whether you are planting edibles or ornamentals, I will show you how your containers can be beautiful and delicious! Combined PowerPoint and demonstration. Book signing to follow.


spring marketValley Chicks Spring Market, Duvall Visitor’s Center, Main Street, Duvall, WA

Saturday May 9th, (10am-4pm)

Meet and Greet; bring your gardening questions, find out about my classes and workshops and enter to win a planted container! The Spring Market will feature lots of talented artists and craftsman from the Duvall area and is held in conjunction with the popular Plant Sale right next door


IMG_1421Life Care Center, Kirkland, WA

Tuesday May 12th (10am-11am)

Succulent Chic – creative ideas for containers and landscapes. PowerPoint



IMG_6407Swanson’s Nursery, Seattle, WA

Sunday May 17th, (11am-noon)

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

PowerPoint and Book signing


Duvall Nursery, True Value Hardware & Garden, Duvall WA

Saturday June 13th

Spring Foliage Event

Details to be announced


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_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