Events

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!

 

 

2021 EVENTS

 

 

Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Short Course, VA

Thursday January 14th (12.00-1.00pm EST)

Designing Abundant Containers

Virtual presentation. Details and registration here

 

Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Short Course, VA

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

Design Dilemmas & Savvy Solutions

Virtual presentation. Details and registration here

 

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

 

Victoria Master Gardener Conference, BC, Canada

Saturday January 30th (10.15-11.15am PST)

The Squish Factor: designing abundant containers

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. Register here or call directly at 703-642-5173

 

Lopez Island Garden Club, WA

Saturday February 13th (10am-11am)

Deer-Resistant Design

Virtual presentation

 

Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County Symposium, Spokane, WA

 Wednesday February 24th  (7:15pm-8:30pm)

OPENING KEYNOTE: Creating Captivating Gardens

Virtual presentation Register here

 

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County, NJ

Thursday February 25th (noon-1pm EST/9am-10am PST)

Deer-Resistant Design

Virtual presentation

 

Annapolis Horticulture Society, MD

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

Deer-Resistant Drama

Virtual presentation

 

Whidbey Gardening Workshop, WA

Saturday March 6th (3.15pm-4.15pm)

Deer-Resistant Design

Virtual presentation

 

Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County Symposium, Spokane, WA

 March 17th  (7.10pm-8.25pm)

CLOSING SESSION (Design): Deer-Resistant Drama

Virtual presentation

 

Semper Fi, WA

Friday March 19th (5pm-6pm) AND Tuesday March 23rd (5pm-6pm)

The Squish Factor – designing abundant containers

Virtual presentation

 

Ecological Landscape Alliance, NH

Wednesday March 31st (12.00-1.00pm EST/9.00-10.00 PST)

Foliage & Focal Points: Ideas for gardens and budgets of all sizes

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

 

Semper Fi, WA

Friday April 23rd (5pm-6pm), Tuesday April 27th (4pm-5pm), Friday April 30th (5pm-6pm)

The Squish Factor – designing abundant containers

Virtual presentation

 

Semper Fi, WA

Wednesday May 5th (4pm-5pm), Tuesday May 18th (4pm-5pm), Tuesday May 25th (5pm-6pm)

The Squish Factor – designing abundant containers

Virtual presentation

 

Semper Fi, West

Thursday June 24th 6pm-7pm EST (3pm-4pm PST)

The Squish Factor – designing abundant containers

Virtual presentation

 

English letter boxOrcas Island Garden Club, Orcas Island, WA

Wednesday September 15th (10am-11am)

Touchstones: a journey of healing and discovery

PowerPoint & book signing

 

Statewide WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference, Olympia, WA

Friday October 1st (10.45am – 12noon)

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

 

Book Publishing & Marketing Workshop, hosted by GardenComm

Tuesday October 19th (time TBD)

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

Virtual presentation

2022 Events

Acton Garden Club, MA

February 1st (11am-noon EST, 8am-9am PST)

Foliage and Focal Points

Virtual presentation

 

Garden Tour, England

June 5th-17th

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 late 2021

 

Garden Tour, Delaware & Brandywine Valleys

mid/late September (dates TBA)

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

Details and registration spring 2022