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.

Reviews

Read reviews from my previous seminars!

 

2020 Events

 

Woodinville Garden Club, Woodinville, WA

Wednesday October 7th (6.30-7.30pm)

Deer-Resistant Design – Discover how to create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer and learn how best to both inspire and communicate these strategies and tips to home gardeners. Virtual presentation

 

Endolyne Garden Club, Seattle, WA

Wednesday November 18th (6.30-7.30pm)

The Squish Factor – designing abundant containers. Virtual presentation

 

2021 EVENTS

 

San Diego Virtual Home/Garden Show, CA

January 8th-9th (time TBA)

The Squish Factor – designing abundant containers.

Virtual presentation

 

Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Short Course, VA

Thursday January 14th (12.00-1.00pm EST)

Designing Abundant Containers

Virtual presentation

 

Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Short Course, VA

Thursday January 14th (2pm-3pm EST)

Design Dilemmas & Savvy Solutions

Virtual presentation

 

Tall, rustic blue-green vessel acts as a focal point in a fall woodland gardenMukilteo Way Garden Club

Tuesday January 19th (11.30am -12.30pm)

Foliage & Focal Points

Virtual presentation

 

Snohomish County Master gardening Winter Speaker Series, Mukilteo, WA

Friday January 22nd (9.30am-11.30am)

8 Key Steps to Designing a Fence-Free, Deer-Resistant Garden

Virtual presentation

 

Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA

Sunday January 31st (1.30-2.30pm EST/10.30-11.30am PST)

8 Key Steps to Designing a Fence-Free, Deer-Resistant Garden

Virtual presentation

 

Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County Symposium, Spokane, WA

 February 24th  (7:15pm-8:30pm)

OPENING KEYNOTE: Creating Captivating Gardens

Virtual presentation

 

Annapolis Horticulture Society, MD

Wednesday March 3rd (7pm-8pm EST)

Deer-Resistant Drama

Virtual presentation

 

Whidbey Gardening Workshop, WA

Saturday March 6th (time TBD)

Deer-Resistant Design

Virtual presentation

 

Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club of Hansville, WA (pending confirmation)

Wednesday March 10th (10.45-11.45am)

Creating Captivating Gardens – learn how to create a sense of mystery and intrigue in your garden using light, movement, portals and much more. Using examples gleaned from my recent coast to coast travels (and beyond), I will offer a plethora of ideas for injecting a little magic into the landscape.

 

Arizona Sun blanket flower with dark leaved DiervillaRutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County, NJ

Saturday March 13th (time TBD)

Foliage & Focal Points – ideas for gardens and budgets of all sizes (including a few deer-resistant strategies!)

PowerPoint and book signing. Details and registration

 

Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County Symposium, Spokane, WA

 March 17th  (7.10pm-8.25pm)

CLOSING SESSION (Design): Deer-Resistant Drama

Virtual presentation

 

Spring Fever Symposium, Iowa Arboretum, IA

Tuesday April 6th (6pm-7pm CT (4pm-5pm PST))

OPENING KEYNOTE: Foliage & Focal Points

Virtual presentation

 

Wedgewood Garden Club, Seattle, WA

Tuesday April 13th (7-8pm)

Foliage & Focal Points – ideas for budgets and gardens of all sizes

Virtual Presentation

 

English letter boxGarden Tour, England

May 30th-June 11th (postponed from 2020)

Secret Gardens, Iconic Estates and Medieval Tales of Yorkshire and Derbyshire

Join us for a unique small-group tour of "our England". Full details and registration SOON!

 

Garden Tour, Delaware & Brandywine Valleys

mid/late September (dates TBA)

Gardens of the Brandywine & Delaware Valleys: The Best of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

 

Statewide WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference, Olympia, WA

September 29th-October 2nd (exact day and time TBA)

Deer-Resistant Design – Discover how to create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer and learn how best to both inspire and communicate these strategies and tips to home gardeners.

PowerPoint and book signing