Karen Chapman

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» Karen Chapman to present The Squish Factor to Puget Sound Dahlia Association

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» Karen Chapman speaking at Birchwood Garden Club

» Karen Chapman to speak at Home Gardener Day

» Karen Chapman to speak at MAHSC

» Karem Chapman to speak at MAHSC

» Karen Chapman to speak at Edmonds Floretum Garden Club

» Karen Chapman to present to Edmonds Floretum Garden Club

» Karen Chapman to present at JeffCo Master Gardener Yard & Garden Series

» Karen Chapman to present at Northwest Flower & Garden Show

» Karen Chapman to speak to the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County

» Karen Chapman to present at Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County Symposium

» Karen Chapman to present at Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County Symposium

» Karen Chapman to speak at Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club

» Karen Chapman to speak at Iowa Arboretum Spring Fever Symposium

» Karen Chapman to speak at Iowa Arboretum Spring Fever Symposium

» Karen Chapman to present the Secchia Garden Lecture

» Karen Chapman to speak at Meijer Gardens

» Karen Chapman to speak at Meijer Gardens

» Karen Chapman to present to Ozaukee Master Gardeners


Greater Seattle Area, Washington 98019

If you love plants, have a good sense of humor and enjoy meeting fellow gardening enthusiasts we are meant to meet!

Gardening should be FUN and that's what I'm all about; learn while you laugh, and never take yourself (or your garden) too seriously

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Additional Information

2019 Speakers One Sheet





Born in England, I grew up with a trowel in my hand.

After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1996 I joined one of the leading garden nurseries as a garden plant specialist. Helping hundreds of customers create beautiful combinations of plants to enhance their outdoor living spaces was always a delight. Ten years later I established Le jardinet in order to provide a service that takes all the time, stress and guesswork out of the design process for you.

In the recent past I have taught container gardening  at Edmonds Community College, and continue to teach both container and landscape design in occasional workshops and events as well offering a range of online learning opportunities through Craftsy and Garden Gate Magazine.

With excellent reviews on the Great Garden Speakers website, I frequently give presentations at flower & garden shows, trade conferences, horticultural organizations, nurseries and garden clubs.

When I’m not teaching garden design or talking about it I am usually writing about it, and my articles and design have been featured in many national gardening publications including Fine Gardening, Country Gardens, Sunset, and Garden Design. I have co-authored two books with Christina Salwitz, award winning Fine Foliage (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013) and the highly acclaimed Gardening with Foliage First (Timber Press, 2017), while my latest book Deer-Resistant Design (Timber Press, 2019) is receiving excellent reviews.

Specializing in creating artistic plant combinations with a four season foliage framework, functional outdoor living spaces and deer resistant, summer-dry designs, it would give me great pleasure to share my love of gardening with you.




I regularly present seminars  to trade organizations, international Flower & Garden Shows, Master Gardener conferences, Horticultural Societies, private groups, garden clubs and nurseries.

Signed copies of all my books: DEER-RESISTANT DESIGN (Timber Press, 2019) GARDENING WITH FOLIAGE FIRST (Timber Press, 2017) and FINE FOLIAGE(St. Lynn's Press, 2013), can be made available after talks.

Please request my latest speakers one sheet with suggested topic titles, but I am also happy to work with your event planner to tailor a program to suit your needs and audience.



I also offer container design workshops for small groups of home gardeners and nursery professionals in my garden occasionally as my schedule permits.  Please enquire for details.


For the Horticulture and Nursery Professional

I am available for on site consultations to help you grow your business through container gardening either through a series of seminars or workshops.






Throughout USA and Canada.

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Audience Reviews

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Educational and Inspiring

Ellina Sorokina from Kensington, Maryland - 09/26/2019 12:52:42

Karen’s thoughtful vision of the designing process was presented to the audience in simple and understandable ways. She shared plenty of useful tips for the creating outdoor garden spaces that are functional, attractive, long-lasting and artful. Her lessons in US Botanic Garden on foliage and focal points, and deer resistant designs, were very inspiring for me, and I highly recommend these presentations for gardeners and landscape designers of all skill levels.

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Thoughtful and Practical

Nora Sirbaugh from Pennington, NJ - 09/26/2019 12:23:57

Karen's images and ideas were beautiful and her recommendations pragmatic
and practical in the face of every dratted critter in the garden. And a good
sense of humor as well. Very enjoyable and knowledgeable. Came away with
some good ideas.

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Great speaker

Monica Amparo from Virginia - 09/24/2019 22:13:01

I heard Karen speak about Gardening with Foliage (and focal points) at the US Botanic Garden in Washington DC. She gave a very informative presentation that really opened my eyes to the importance of foliage which can be year round versus flowers which are only temporary.

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