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!





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



5096_Stills_145_retouchedRaised Bed Workshop, Duvall, WA

Saturday May 16th (9.30am-noon)

Learn how to design and build a traditional raised bed, install a drip irrigation system  and get lots of tips on adapting your bed for different crops and seasons. Details

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


IMG_0240Spring Container Workshops, Duvall, WA

Saturday May 23rd, Wednesday May 27th and Saturday May 31st (9.30-noon)

Join me in my garden for one of my popular workshops. Watch a container planting demonstration then design your own with help from me. Registration details



Duvall Nursery, True Value Hardware & Garden, Duvall WA

Saturday June 13th (11.00am-noon)

Contained Excitement; kid and pollinator-friendly container designs.

Learn how to create artistic container combinations that look good all season, attract pollinators and are fun for the kids. Directions


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


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