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 for your garden club or association. You may also download my latest speakers one sheet with suggestions for topics.

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

COVID-19 update: Although my preference is always to meet and interact with my audience directly, I do understand that the current pandemic is making such live presentations challenging. Please contact me to discuss the possibility of a virtual presentation if that is something you would like to consider.

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2020 Events

 

Landscape Design Students & Alumni, NYBG, New York – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 17th (10am-noon)

8 Key Steps to Designing a Deer-Resistant Garden

PowerPoint and book signing

 

Mrs. Moon lungwortOzaukee Master Gardeners, Milwaukee, WI – CANCELLED

Thursday April 23rd (7-8pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama – Learn time-and taste-tested design strategies, tips, and tricks that will help you create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer.

PowerPoint and book signing

Molbaks Garden & Home, Woodinville, WA – CANCELLED

Sunday May 3rd (11am-noon)

Foliage & Focal Points: the Key Elements of Good Garden Design

PowerPoint and book signing

 

Secchia Garden Lecture, Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 

Tuesday August 4th (7pm -8.15pm)

Foliage First – 3 easy steps to transform your landscape and container designs

Virtual presentation exclusive to Meijer Garden members only. Member registration.

 

Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI

Wednesday August 5th (10.30am-11.30am)

Deer-Resistant Drama – Learn time-and taste-tested design strategies, tips, and tricks that will help you create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer.

Virtual presentation. MSU Extension Master Gardener Education Credit available. Registration now open to all.

Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI

Wednesday August 5th (1pm-2.30pm)

The Squish Factor – Designing abundant Containers

Discover how to create big, bold, and bodacious designs every time – including tips for deer-resistant combinations. Virtual presentation. MSU Extension Master Gardener Education Credit available. Registration now open to all.

 

GardenComm 2020 Symposium, Williamsburg, VA – CANCELLED

August 10-13th (date and time TBD)

Turn your Book into a Multi-Faceted (& Money Generating) Business

PowerPoint.

 

Garden Tour, Delaware & Brandywine Valleys. – POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

September 20th-27th

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

 

 

Statewide WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference, Port Townsend, WA – POSTPONED UNTIL 9/21

Friday October 2nd (4pm-5pm)

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

 

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society, Bellevue, WA – POSTPONED

Wednesday October 21st (7-8pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama – Discover how to create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer

PowerPoint and book signing

 

2021 EVENTS

Northern Green, MN

Wednesday January 13th (10.40-11.50am and 2-3pm)

8 Key Steps to Designing a Deer-Resistant Garden – PowerPoint

Designing Sensational Containers Every Time – PowerPoint

 

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

PowerPoint and signed books available by pre-order

 

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

 

Harbor Gardeners, Gig Harbor, WA

Tuesday February 2nd (1-2pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama

PowerPoint and book signing

 

Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County Symposium, Spokane, WA

 February 24th  (7:15pm-8:30pm)

OPENING KEYNOTE: Creating Captivating Gardens

Virtual presentation

 

 

Whidbey Gardening Workshop, WA (pending confirmation)

Saturday March 6th (time TBD)

Topic TBD

 

 

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

 

Iowa Arboretum, Iowa

Saturday April 10th (10.30-11.30am and 1.15-2.15pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama – creating a fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer

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

 

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