Claire Jones

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4 Bellclare Cir Baltimore, Maryland 21152

An enthusiastic speaker, Claire enjoys speaking to garden groups on a variety of topics, including decorating the White House for Christmas. A long time beekeeper and landscape designer, Claire has been featured in Chesapeake Home and Style Magazine.

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At the Philadelphia Flower Show Gardeners Studio


Looking for an engaging speaker for your Master Garden Group, Garden Club, or Flower Show? Claire speaks on a wide variety of gardening topics, conducts workshops, all accompanied by full color presentations of original photos. An owner of a landscape design/build service, Claire has served as the Director of Baltimore area garden clubs and is a master judge and judges Horticultural shows. A professional horticulturalist, Claire blogs and has won awards at The Garden Diaires

Whether it's a blog, a garden club meeting, or horticultural conference, Claire brings a fresh and engaging perspective to inspire and educate any audience. 






Claire draws her inspiration from her own home and garden and her landscape design business, plus pens the popular gardening blog, The Garden Diaries. A garden stylist and garden coach, Claire is very active in Garden Clubs at the local and national level. A citizen scientist and a professional certified horticulturalist, Claire regularly judges at the Philadelphia Flower Show and teaches classes for Master Gardeners and Garden Club members. 

Behind the Scenes at the White House Christmas

Selected in 2011, 2015, & 2017, to decorate the White House for Christmas, Claire shows you the behind the scenes story behind transforming the White House in just one week to a Winter Wonderland.


Sex in the Garden 

The plight of the honeybee and other native pollinators is on everyone’s mind right now and we need to get the word out on the best practices on attracting the whole array of pollinators which are becoming endangered. With the loss of habitat that is happening across the globe for wildlife, it is up to us as gardeners and stewards of the land to step in and provide eco habitats for all our endangered pollinators. Learn which plants and other secrets to attracting the most diverse number of wildlife to your yard.


Beautiful Landscape Design/Before and After-Solutions to Common Landscape Problems     

Working in the landscape design business for over 20 years, Claire has designed both small and large properties to enhance curb appeal as well as to create unique outdoor living spaces. See how the pros tackle common problems in the landscape and at the same time beautify with low maintenance solutions.


Creating Miniature Gardens/Terrariums

Have you ever wanted to create a terrarium or miniature garden from scratch? Learn the best way to plant and maintain your own miniature world with a workshop/presentation for something to take home and treasure.


The Story of the Monarch Butterfly

Monarchs are in trouble! And we need to learn how to stem this tide of plummeting numbers of Monarchs by providing specific plants and habitats to encourage their numbers to increase. learning how to raise, tag, and release Monarchs in your home is also covered, as well as fascinating facts about this amazing insect. 

English & Scottish Gardens

Have you ever wanted a tour of the beautiful gardens of the UK without the travel expense? From my extensive travels in the British Isles, I show the best of the best of English type gardens. Also, see how exciting the Chelsea Flower Show can be!


Christmas Decorating With Natural Materials

After decorating the White House for three years, I give you ideas on decorating your own home with swags, wreaths, and arrangements with a twist. From styling your mantel to creating a wreath from scratch, I will end the presentation with a demo on creating your own outsdoor seasonal arrangement.


Beekeeping Startup for Newbies

If you were ever curious on how beekeepers manage their hives, extract honey, and plant their gardens specifically for honeybees, this presentation is a “must hear”! See how Claire catches swarms and takes care of her hives and bees for a fascinating talk. Learn how you can start up your own hive and extract honey. 


Containers with Pizzazz! Creating Striking Containers

Anyone can plant a container, but with this presentation, Claire’s container ideas will inspire you to go home and try new plants, containers, and designs!  Seasonal, themed, fragrant, and edible containers are hghlighted and I conclude the presentation with a demonstration of an arrrangement that someone can take home.


Trade Secrets:Secrets to Great Floral Arranging

Have you wondered how professional florists do those fabulous arrangements? Learn secrets of the trade to create your own beautiful arrangements that can save you money and be a lot of fun! I conclude the presentation with a demonstration of three seasonal arrangements that someone can take home.


Right Plant/Right Space

Part of landscaping knowledge is choosing the right plants for your location and environment. With Claire’s over 20 years of plantings for clients, learn what plants she uses over and over for beauty, durability, and out of the ordinary appeal.


Prices range from $225 to $800 depending on distance and workshop materials


Contact Claire for a great presentation tailored to your group’s choice!


After a February 2017 presentation to the Cape St Clair Garden Club about pollinators, one of the audience members sent me an email: "Thank you for giving us such a fun, informative, and colorful talk! It inspired me to get out there and plant some bee-friendly plants".  


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Audience Reviews

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great speaker

Pamela Haze from Pennsylvania - 05/13/2019 09:21:08

Claire is a very good and interesting speaker. She has given several talks to our garden club - she is just right.

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Great speaker!

linda cummings olson from Ellicott City, Md - 04/11/2019 19:10:32

Thank you for the wonderful presentation at our garden club this afternoon. I learned so much and all of the little tips that you provided were so valuable. I am very excited for our Flower Show and have the confidence to try an arrangement.

I hope to attend another presentation in the future.

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White House Decorating

‘NIta Parry from Annapolis MD - 12/02/2018 22:00:04

Claire’s insights were quite valuable. Do wish those PowerPoint slides had been more close-up, but know that we were very lucky to see much of anything thanks to security issues these days. Her demo of a porch pot design was most helpful. Claire’s style is delightful and I’ve already recommended her to my own garden club as a speaker.