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_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_9106Trilogy Garden Club, Redmond, WA

Wednesday December 7th (7pm-8pm)

Festive and Fabulous; celebrate the season with designer Karen Chapman as she demonstrates planting an outdoor container to add Holiday style to your porch as well as a seasonal indoor container garden; the perfect hostess gift. Learn tips and tricks galore!

Members and guests only.


The brightly variegated Ascot Rainbow spurge works well with purple and magenat

Snohomish Garden Club, Snohomish, WA

February 13th (8pm-9pm)

Foliage First

Powerpoint and book signing.



IMG_1106South Whidbey Garden Club, Clinton, WA

Friday February 17th (10.45-11.45am)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing. Members and guests only


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

February 22nd (10-11am)

Container Wars

Come and cheer me on as I compete against another professional designer to create the BEST containers

Garden Wars Arena, North Hall, WA State Convention Center. Details and tickets

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

February 22nd (1.45-2.30pm)

One Ingredient – Two Designer Recipes! Unique ideas using Foliage First

PowerPoint co-presented with Christina Salwitz followed by our NEW BOOK. Be one of the first to get a signed copy

Details and tickets

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

February 26th (3.15-4.15pm)

Spring Container Fashion Show.

Planting demonstration followed by signing of my NEW BOOK – hot off the press!

Details and tickets


IMG_7005Mill Creek Garden Club, Everett, WA

Tuesday April 11th (11.00am-noon)

Sassy Or Classy – container gardens to suit your style

Demonstration and book signing. Members and guests only


Cact - cus by Debra Lee Baldiwn made me giggleSan Diego Horticultural Society, San Diego, CA

Monday May 8th (7pm-8pm)

Foliage First – the CA edition!

PowerPoint, show-and-tell and book signing


IMG_1421Laguna Beach Garden Club, Laguna Beach, CA

Friday May 12th (10.30-11.30am)

Foliage First – the CA edition!

PowerPoint, show-and-tell and book signing.