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!


The 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!




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


 Yard, Garden and Patio ShowYard, Garden & Patio Show, Portland, OR

Sunday March 1st 2015 (1.00-2.00pm)

Luscious Leaves: Foliage, Focal Points and Vignettes

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_1939Poulsbo Garden Club, Poulsbo library, Kitsap, WA

Saturday March 14th, 2015 (10.00am-12.00pm)

Designing with Foliage – PowerPoint and demonstration plus book signing

Open to the public. Details



IMG_5831Yakima Master Gardener’s Spring Symposium

Wednesday March 25th 2015

1.45-2.45pm; Succulent Chic – creative design ideas for containers and gardens

7.00-9.00pm; Focus on Foliage


IMG_5162Molbak’s Garden & Home, Woodinville, WA

March 28th, 2015 (1.00-2.00pm)

Designing with perennials



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


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