Events

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. You may also download Speakers One Sheets with  suggestions for topics within Washington State or farther afield

Reviews
Read reviews from my previous seminars!

 

2017

Mix it up a little! Here a golden elderberry (shrub) mingles with a colorful annual (for me) Coprosma and a vivid perennial GaillardiaHardy Plant Society, Portland, OR

January 22nd (1pm-2pm)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing. Members and guests only. Buy tickets here

 

IMG_4193Snohomish Garden Club, Snohomish, WA

February 13th (8pm-9pm)

Succulents in Seattle

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_9186Molbak’s Garden & Home, Woodinville, WA

Saturday March 18th (10am-11am)

Foliage and Focal Points – ideas for gardens and budgets of all sizes

Joint PowerPoint presentation with Christina Salwitz followed by book signing

 

IMG_7932Molbak’s Garden & Home, Woodinville, WA

Saturday March 18th (noon-1pm)

Foliage First Workshop/semi-private consult

Details and registration. Limited space!

 

IMG_1464Lake Forest Park Garden Club, Lake Forest Park, WA

Tuesday March 14th (10.30-11.30am)

Foliage First

Power Point and book signing. Members and guests only

 

Maroon Swoon weigela from Baileys NurseriesTrilogy Garden Club, Redmond, WA

Wednesday April 5th (7pm-8pm)

New Plants to Swoon Over.

See what’s happening in the world of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Discover new varieties, get the local ‘low down’ on how they really perform and be inspired by artistic combination ideas. Because every empty space is a shopportunity. PowerPoint and book signing. Members and guests only

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

 

Dare to be different!

Molbak’s Garden & Home, Woodinville, WA

Saturday April 29th (10am-11am)

Sassy Or Classy – container gardens to suit your style

Demonstration and book signing.

 

img_0011Master Gardener Foundation of King County, Seattle, WA

Saturday May 6th (10-11am)

Foliage First – 3 easy steps to fabulous container design

Demonstration and book signing

 

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.

 

img_0489Garden Writer’s Symposium, Buffalo, NY

Saturday August 5th (3-4pm)

Career Check Up – Time for your annual exam!

Round table discussion. Symposium attendees only

 

IMG_9689The Inland Empire Gardeners, Spokane, WA

Thursday September 7th (6.30pm-9pm)

Foliage First

Powerpoint and book signing

 

IMG_0716Polk County Master Gardener’s Fall Fling, OR

Saturday September 16th

Keynote presentation:

Foliage and Focal Points – ideas for budgets and gardens of all sizes (11.10am-12.10am) Powerpoint

 

Workshop: New Plants to Make you Swoon (3-4pm). Powerpoint + ‘show & tell’

Details and tickets

IMG_5842Garden Sparks, Austin, TX

Thursday October 19th (7.30-8.30pm)

Foliage & Focal Points: Designs and Ideas for gardens and budgets of all sizes

PowerPoint and book signing. (Registration FULL)

 

IMG_0180Redmond Garden Club, Redmond, WA

Tuesday November 14th (7-8pm)

Sassy or Classy? Container Gardens to Suit Your Style

PowerPoint and book signing

 

IMG_9037Endolyne Garden Club, Seattle, WA

Wednesday November 15th (7.15-8.15pn)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing

 

2018

Northwest Perennial Alliance, Bellevue Botanical Gardens, WA

Sunday January 21st (1pm-2pm)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing

 

Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, WA

Wednesday February 7th (5.30pm-6.15pm)

Foliage & Focal Point – Ideas for Gardens and Budgets of All Sizes

PowerPoint and book signing

 

IMG_1106Skyline Garden Club, Anacortes, WA

Monday February 19th  (1.30-2.30pm)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing

 

IMG_0716Alderwood Garden Club, Lynnwood, WA

Thursday March 1st (11.15am-12.15pm)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing

 

IMG_1706Birchwood Garden Club, Bellingham, WA

Wednesday March 7th (7pm-8pm)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing

 

IMG_6558Floretum Garden Club, Edmonds, WA

April 16th (11am-noon)

Foliage First – 3 easy steps to professional container design

Planting demonstration and book signing

 

IMG_8415United States Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C

Friday May 4th (12 noon-1pm)

The Squish Factor – creating abundant container gardens

PowerPoint. Book signing not available

 

IMG_8660MSU Extension Program, Grand Rapids, Michigan

June 9-12th (details pending)

PowerPoint and book signing

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