This is me at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in May 2016. What an opportunity!

This is me at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in May 2016. What an opportunity!

What participants have said...

Lisa, thank you for being our keynote speaker at the “Cooper Young Garden Walk”. Your gift for breaking down the magic and mystery of garden design into bite size gems was exactly what we were looking for! Your beautiful illustrations paired with step by step engaging explanations were a hit with our garden visitors!
— Kim Halyak, Cooper-Young Garden Club President, Memphis, TN
It was my pleasure to hear you speak at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival and to speak with you afterwards. Your idea of taking a favorite food (PB&J) and turning it into inspiration for a garden was fantastic! I’ve never heard anyone suggest this approach to garden design before and I thoroughly enjoyed this mind-expanding encouragement. You did a great job in keeping the audience interested and taking us through the steps to creating a garden that would be meaningful and fun! Thanks so much!
— Karen at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Orlando, FL
I really enjoyed your talk at the Shade Tree Short Course. Your graphics, design approach, and enthusiasm were a much needed boost of inspiration for me this spring!
— BJ Balvanz, Country Landscapes, Iowa
Lisa is a great speaker, very enthusiastic. Fun subject matter, good talk on all levels of design experience.
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Fun, informative, full of energy, involves the group, also entertaining.
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She is energetic and makes you look beyond just picking up plants and putting them in your garden.
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Visiting Your Group

I love sharing tips on garden design and landscape graphics.  I have the privilege of teaching landscape design at a major university and enjoy extending that through presentations to garden groups and conferences.

My goal for each presentation is for the audience to have fun, while also learning something new. Really, I want audience members to walk away with an ah-ha moment.  

Please view my PRESENTATION SCHEDULE for upcoming talks. 

Or if you prefer...please drop me a note here: lisa@papergardenworkshop.com


ONE-HOUR PRESENTATIONS

HOW TO CREATE AN OUT-OF-THE ORDINARY THEME GARDEN
(This topic is based on my eBook: The Peanut Butter & Jelly Garden)

PLANTING DESIGN TIPS
(My 10+ tips for organizing the plants in your garden)

PLANTING DESIGN MODELS
(Current trends and designers in planting design)

CREATING STRUCTURE IN YOUR GARDEN
(My tips to help you delineate living and planting spaces)

DRAW YOUR GARDEN: EXPLORING THE BASICS OF LANDSCAPE GRAPHICS
(An interactive presentation that introduces ways to communicate your designs graphically. This is a very short version of my all-day workshop.)

THE POP-UP GARDEN: DESIGNING SPACE IN YOUR LANDSCAPE
(This one is perfect for kids...especially for those in middle to high school. Yes, it's fun for adults too!)


ALL-DAY WORKSHOPS

PLANTING DESIGN BASICS
This workshop explores the beauty of arranging plant materials in your garden beds. Topics include the elements of planting design (form, texture and color), traditional and contemporary planting models, plus some basic graphics of plant symbols and drawing in elevation, so you can communicate your ideas to others. 

DRAW YOUR GARDEN: EXPLORING THE BASICS OF LANDSCAPE GRAPHICS
Spend an entire day learning how to draw proper line weights, textures, plant symbols, and plant forms in elevation. Plus we'll learn about labeling plants on a plan and a few other odds and ends. 

THE GARDEN ROOM METHOD
This workshop will challenge you to look at landscape design as a series of purposeful outdoor spaces. Our day will be filled with a series of short exercises to show how you can create one lovely outdoor room. Exercises include finding focus for your garden, arranging the space, giving it form, then finally enclosing it with walls and a ceiling. 

If you have other garden design topics you'd like me to share, please drop me a note to discuss it!