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 as my travel schedule allows.

How to Book a Seminar or Workshop

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in a presentation, live or via Zoom for your garden club or association.

Concerned at how successful a virtual talk might be? Here's a recent testimonial received in a lovely thank you note:

"Thank you for a top notch presentation….The lecture was engaging, enlightening, and so very enjoyable….Your warm personality and the way you asked questions of the audience and encouraged their participation elevated the experience to so much more than I ever expected we could achieve…." Jess Hart, Director of Education, Meijer Gardens

You are welcome to download my latest speakers one sheet with suggestions for topics.

Unique, inspirational KEYNOTE ADDRESSES are also available and can be tailored to your audience.




Illinois & Wisconsin Landscape Show, IL

January 31st (8am-9.15am)

8 Key Steps to Designing a Deer-Resistant Garden

PowerPoint and book signing

Perennial Gardeners of the South Shore, MA

Monday February 5th (7-8pm EST/ 4-5pm PST)

Water-Savvy Garden Design

Virtual presentation

Trilogy Garden Club, WA

Wednesday February 7th (7-8pm)

Reducing Maintenance (and backache) in the Garden

PowerPoint and book signing

Lakeshore Garden Club, WA

Tuesday February 13th (11am-noon)

Foliage & Focal Points

PowerPoint & book signing

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, WA

Wednesday February 14th (4.30pm-5.30pm)

Garden Jeopardy with Ciscoe Morris

Fast paced and fun panel game – come and cheer me on!

Whidbey Gardening Workshop, WA

Saturday March 2nd (11.30am-12.30pm)

Deer-Resistant Garden Design

PowerPoint + book signing

KSQM Radio, Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend & Victoria BC

Segments airing March 15th at 1.30pm, 5pm and 9pm-6am

Live interview with host Florence Larsen

Radio link

Soroptimist International of Sequim 24th Gala Garden Show, WA

Saturday March 16th (1-2pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama

Featured speaker: PowerPoint & book signing. Event details

Great Grow Along

Sunday March 17th (4pm ET/1pm PT)

Designing with Deer-Resistant Flowers

Virtual garden festival. Details and registration 

Let's Argue About Plants, Fine Gardening Podcast

March 22nd

Deer Resistant Plants

I am the featured expert! Listen here


spring at Seattle Japanese gardenAmerican Rhododendron Society Convention, Bellingham, WA

Friday May 3rd 7.30pm-8.30pm

Beyond the Bloom

Powerpoint. Registration 


Karen CHapman container gardeningSemper Fi & America's Fund HI/AK/Japan

Saturday June 8th 4-5pm PST

The Squish Factor – designing abundant containers

Virtual presentation

Great Gardens of Devon and Cornwall Tour

July 1st-13th

This tour is now full. Itinerary and waiting list application here


Adventures in the Hudson River Valley (Tour)

September 6th-15th

This tour is now full. Itinerary and waiting list application here


Charlotte Garden Club, NC

Monday October 21st (7.10pm-8.10pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama

PowerPoint & book signing

Skyline Garden Club, WA

Monday November 16th (1.30pm-2.30pm)

Ideas for American Gardens from England

PowerPoint and book signing