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.


Read reviews from my previous seminars!





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

Trilogy Garden Club, Redmond, WA

Monday October 4th (7pm-8pm)

The Squish Factor – designing abundant containers

PowerPoint & book signing


Book Publishing & Marketing Workshop, hosted by GardenComm

Tuesday October 19th (4.45pm-5.45pm EDT, 1.45pm-2.45pm PDT))

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

Virtual presentation


Fall San Diego Home/Garden Show

October 24th (noon-12.50pm)

The Squish Factor – designing abundant containers

Virtual presentation (DOWNLOAD HANDOUT)


Flotsam Jetsam Garden Club of Hansville – CANCELLED

Wednesday November 10th (10.45-11.45am)

Creating Captivating Gardens

Powerpoint and book signing


Fox Island Sand and Soil Garden Club

Thursday November 11th (10.00-11.00am)

Deer-Resistant Drama

Virtual presentation

2022 Events

Acton Garden Club, MA

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

Foliage and Focal Points

Virtual presentation


Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton, NJ (Pending confirmation)

February 1st (6-7pm EST, 3-4pm PST)

Deer-Resistant Design

Virtual presentation


Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, Seattle, WA

Thursday February 10th (9.30am-10.30am)

Beyond the Basics: Design an Enchanting Garden

PowerPoint & book signing


Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, Seattle, WA

Friday February 11th (11.30am-12.30pm)

Container Wars

Fun hands-on design competition – come and cheer me on!


Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, Seattle, WA

Friday February 11th (3.30pm- 4.30pm)

Design Dilemmas & Savvy Solutions

PowerPoint & book signing


Whidbey Gardening Workshop, WA

March 6th, morning

The Squish Factor – designing abundant containers

Virtual presentation


Mill Creek Garden Club, WA

Tuesday March 8th (11.30am-12.30pm)

Design Dilemmas & Savvy Solutions

PowerPoint and Book signing


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