kate Copsey

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Orangeburg, South Carolina Jackson, New Jersey 29059

A passion for garden history and herbs, community gardens and gardening in general.
Topics include Basic gardening, herbs, vegetables, knot gardens and garden history.
Garden writer, author and presenter, including the Heirloom Gardener circa 1925.

w: http://www.katecopsey.com

w: http://www.katesgardenjournal.com

e: ktcopsey@aol.com


Kate is a popular speaker across the MidWest and east coase. Her first book - The Right Sized Veggie Garden was published by St Lynn's Press in Pittsburgh and talks about growing in small places, raised beds, Square Foot Gardening, container gardens etc. The second book: The New York & New Jersey Month by Month Gardening was published 2016.

Kate is currently taking bookings for the 2019 season.


Cottage Gardens

Heirloom Gardens

Growing Vegetables

Knot Gardens

Garden History


Basic Gardening topics (pruning, perennials,containers etc.)

Kate has lived and grown in several places from zone 5 thorugh zone 8. Currently in South Carolina and willing to travel to most of north Charleston area. Talks further away can be arranged - just let me know and we can work something out.

Poplular talks cover most topics. A special talk on hierloom gardening is done as an lady from 1925 discussing the state of gardening at that time.


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Audience Reviews

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Kate is a true gem!

julie vanore from toms river, nj - 04/30/2014 09:39:56

I attended a "lunch and learn" at my workplace where Kate spoke about organic gardening. She has a wealth of knowledge, and imparts it in a way that is easy to understand. Her recommendations are practical and do-able, and she motivated us all to try gardening, even on a very small scale.

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Cher Kondor from York, PA - 03/04/2014 11:55:02

Heard Kate at the PA Garden show of York March 1& 2 on English Garden History and American Veggies. Really enjoyed both talks even through they were very different. Highly recommend Kate as a speaker. She is a delight.

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Rebecca Pinckney from Atlanta, Georgia - 10/10/2013 10:45:20

After rereading the notes I took at a talk on Knot Gardens that Kate presented to a garden club in Atlanta, I was pleased to remember all the details she gave the audience. Her talk was filled with historical references and photographs of many of the knot gardens she has personally maintained over the years. It was a fine presentation well worth attending.