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.

Karen Chapman container gardening instructor

Click HERE to learn about my Craftsy garden design course GORGEOUS GARDEN DESIGN – FOLIAGE & FOCAL POINTS. Available to you 24/7 right in your own home!

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.

Read reviews from my previous seminars!



IMG_0716Polk County Master Gardener’s Fall Fling, OR

Saturday September 16th

Keynote presentation:

Foliage and Focal Points – ideas for budgets and gardens of all sizes (11.10am-12.10am) Powerpoint


Workshop: New Plants to Make you Swoon (3-4pm). Powerpoint + ‘show & tell’

Details and tickets

IMG_5842Garden Sparks, Austin, TX

Thursday October 19th (7.30-8.30pm)

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

PowerPoint and book signing. (Registration FULL)


IMG_0180Redmond Garden Club, Redmond, WA

Tuesday November 14th (7-8pm)

Sassy or Classy? Container Gardens to Suit Your Style

PowerPoint and book signing


IMG_9037Endolyne Garden Club, Seattle, WA

Wednesday November 15th (7.15-8.15pn)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing


IMG_5744Issaquah Garden Club, Issaquah, WA

Wednesday December 13th (11.15am-12.15am)

Reducing Maintenance (and backache) in the Garden.

Show and Tell plus book signing


IMG_1031Trilogy Garden Club, Redmond, WA

Wednesday January 3rd (7-8pm)

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, I will offer a plethora of ideas for injecting a little magic into the landscape.


Northwest Perennial Alliance, Bellevue Botanical Gardens, WA

Sunday January 21st (1pm-2pm)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing


IMG_9106Molbak’s Garden & Home, Woodinville, WA

Saturday January 27th (10am-11am)

Texture + Color = Glorious Indoor Containers

Learn to combine the textures and colors of my favorite indoor plants to create stunning container gardens which will enhance your home’s décor.

Planting demonstration and book signing


Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, WA

Wednesday February 7th (5.30pm-6.15pm)

Foliage & Focal Point – Ideas for Gardens and Budgets of All Sizes

PowerPoint and book signing. Details


IMG_1106Skyline Garden Club, Anacortes, WA

Monday February 19th  (1.30-2.30pm)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing


IMG_0716Alderwood Garden Club, Lynnwood, WA

Thursday March 1st (11.15am-12.15pm)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing


IMG_1706Birchwood Garden Club, Bellingham, WA

Wednesday March 7th (7pm-8pm)

Foliage First

PowerPoint and book signing


IMG_6558Coeur d’Alene Garden Club, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Tuesday April 10th (1pm-2pm)

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

PowerPoint and book signing


IMG_8415United States Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C

Friday May 4th (12 noon-1pm)

The Squish Factor – creating abundant container gardens

PowerPoint. Book signing not available


IMG_0180Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue, WA

Thursday May 31st (6.30-8.30pm)

Sassy or Classy – Container Gardening to Suit Your Style

Learn how to add the bold, sassy factor or create a chic, elegant look in this fun and informative PowerPoint presentation and planting demonstration. Registration required.


IMG_0062Edmonds in Bloom, Edmonds, WA

Wednesday August 1st (7.45-8.45 pm)

Foliage and Focal Points: Design Ideas for Gardens and Budgets of All Sizes

PowerPoint and book signing


img_0059CanWest Hort Expo, Abbotsford, BC

Tuesday September 25th (Time TBA)

Foliage and Focal Points



img_9290CanWest Hort Expo, Abbotsford, BC

Wednesday September 26th (11am-12.30pm)

Creating Captivating Gardens




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