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 HEREto learn about my Craftsy garden design course GORGEOUS GARDEN DESIGN – FOLIAGE & FOCAL POINTS and get a 50% DISCOUNT! 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_0700Filming of Bold Garden Design. WA

Monday July 14th – Friday July 18th

I have been asked to design and teach a class on Bold Garden Design; Foliage, Focal Points & Vignettes. We will be filming in my garden and 3 other locations with the online class going live in September 2014!



IMG_0221Meet the Artist – Become an Artist, Duvall WA

Saturday August 2nd (9.30am – noon)

How often do you buy a beautiful piece of garden art and have no idea where to put it? We can help!

Join us in our peaceful 5 acre garden for this unique event which features the work of Seattle glass artist Jesse Kelly and rock sculptor Luke DeLatour.  They will both will tell you a little about their work then I will be giving a short presentation on designing with art both in the landscape and containers. Learn the principles behind creating artistic vignettes and gain confidence as you explore new ideas. Enjoy the displays, purchase items to take home and order custom installations or just enjoy taking photographs and strolling the property.

While you’re here take a moment to stop by the barn where Andy will be making our beautiful garden dibbers and row markers throughout the morning. These items will also be available for sale.

Parking is limited to 30 cars so gather up your friends! Fee; $30/vehicle. Register HERE . Please note that while we love children this is an adult only event due to safety concerns – thank you for your understanding.

DavidPerry1-filteredGarden Design & Photography Workshop with Karen Chapman & David Perry, Duvall WA – POSTPONED

Saturday August 9th (9.30am-4pm)

Enroll  for this exciting design and photo extravaganza quickly as it will sell out FAST. An all day double workshop that you won’t want to miss. Click on the title for full details and registration information. Limit 16



IMG_0608Tour of Wholesale Growers, British Columbia, CANADA

August 14-15th

Container garden design,  strategic planning, consultation and workshops.

Staff and invited employees only


IMG_7558Fall Container Gardening Workshops, Duvall, WA

Saturday September 27th. (9.30am – noon & 2.00-4.30pm)

Be inspired, make new friends and have fun while planting up a designer container for fall.

Details and registration


IMG_0576Lilies of the Valley Garden Club (NPA Neighborhood Group)  Carnation, WA

Wednesday October 8th (10.00-11.00am)

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

Members and guests


IMG_0200The Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County

Thursday October 9th (6.45-7.45pm)

Sassy or Classy – container gardens to suit your style

Registrants only


IMG_5841The Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County

Friday October 10th (9.00 -11.00am)

Foliage First – learn three easy steps to transform your containers and landscapes from frumpy to fabulous and then use that strategy to create stunning focal points and vignettes



IMG_0050Bainbridge Island Garden Club

Monday November 10th (11.30-12.30pm)

Container Celebration - go from Holidays to everyday with artistically designed containers

Members and guests


IMG_2010Mill Creek Garden Club

Tuesday November 11th (11.00-noon)

Container Celebration - go from Holidays to everyday with artistically designed containers.

Members only


deckthehalls1Molbak’s Garden & Home

Saturday November 15th (7-9pm)

Deck the Halls!

Book signings, discounts, raffle prizes, tasty treats and MUCH more



IMG_0482Cottage Gardeners Garden Club, Woodinville WA

Wednesday November 19th (7.00-8.00pm)

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

By invitation only


IMG_0224Holiday Container Workshops (2), Duvall WA

Saturday December 6th (Choice of morning or afternoon)

Log fire burning, Holiday music playing, friends laughing, English treats to snack on….the perfect setting for a fun workshop where you will make either an indoor or outdoor Holiday container. Details and registration. Limited space!



logoEdmonds Community College, WA

 March 30th-31st 2015

Container Gardening – Design & Business Savvy

A 2 part course for horticulture students and professionals wishing to improve their design skills as well as keen gardeners looking to gain an in-depth understanding of container design.

We’ll cover materials selection, design criteria and problem solving in this fast paced class. You’ll also learn critical business and organizational skills to help you start and grow your own business. Registration open soon

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


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_5831Yakima Master Gardener’s Spring Symposium

Wednesday March 26th 2015 (1.45-2.45pm and 7-9pm)

Succulent Chic – creative design for gardens and containers

Focus on Foliage – 3 easy steps to creating containers, focal points and vignettes 



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


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