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.
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!
Wednesday February 4th (7.00-8.00pm)
Container CPR – Reviving your Winter Containers. Demonstration.
Members and guests
Wednesday February 11th (11.45am-12.45pm)
The Squish Factor: Designing abundant containers.
Thursday February 12th (6.45pm-7.30pm)
Hanky Panky in the Shade
Sunday March 1st 2015 (1.00-2.00pm)
Luscious Leaves: Foliage, Focal Points and Vignettes
Filming 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
Wednesday March 11th, 2015 (11.15am-12.15pm)
Contained Spring Fever – foliage, flowers and fragrance in container gardens. Demonstration and book signing.
Saturday March 14th, 2015 (10.00am-12.00pm)
Designing with Foliage – PowerPoint and demonstration plus book signing
Open to the public. Details
Wednesday March 25th 2015
1.45-2.45pm; Succulent Chic – creative design ideas for containers and gardens
7.00-9.00pm; Focus on Foliage
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.
Edmonds 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
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
Wednesday April 15th (7.30-8.30pm)
Succulent Chic. PowerPoint/planting demonstration combined
Members and guests
Wednesday April 22nd , 2015 (7-8pm)
Spotlight on Foliage – showstopping ideas for containers and borders
Members and guests only
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.
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
Tuesday May 12th (10am-11am)
Succulent Chic – creative ideas for containers and landscapes. PowerPoint
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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday May 11th, 2016 (1-2.00pm)
Food and Foliage; creative combinations you can eat
Powerpoint and book signing
Thursday May 12th 2016 (10.30-11.30am)
New Trends in Container Gardening
Planting demonstration and book signing. By invitation only