Our Gardening Talks, Event Schedules, Speaker Inquiries & Reviews

If you’re looking for our schedule of gardening talks, you’re in the right place! That’s because our our calendar of up-coming programs is here.

As well, if you’re interested in booking a great garden speaker, you’ll find all you need right on this page. So look for our list of topics and complete our booking form.

Plus, check out reviews others have shared about their experiences with our sessions. And please be sure to share your review to help others.

Great Garden Speaker Robin Haglund Gardening Talk Nursery Seminar at Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Robin Haglund brings a wealth of experience to her popular garden show seminars. She’s the perfect go-to person to learn about the best practices in caring for a garden – what to do, and especially, what NOT to do.

With warm and friendly humor she shares anecdotes, tips and insights from her many years of experience as a garden coach, helping gardeners with all kinds of problems and suggesting practical, straight-forward solutions.

She also has wonderful knowledge about edible gardening, gardening with pets, bee keeping, small space gardening, water wise gardening, design challenges and plant problems, because she’s ‘been there, done that’ with all those garden issues.

– Janet Endsley, NW Flower & Garden Festival Speaker Manager


Upcoming Scheduled Events:

More Events Coming Soon!
We’re taking a little break from live presentations to focus crafting new programs and features for you!

More live online & in-person great garden speaker events will be added here on a regular basis.

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Book our Gardening Speaker for Your Garden Club, Nursery or Event:

Pioneering garden coach and Garden Mentors founder Robin Haglund is a seasoned international keynote garden speaker, teacher, writer, and media personality. Moreover, she’s skilled in helping you learn to garden in 1:1 meetings. And she’s skilled in group settings too. In fact, she has addressed hundreds of people at top flower show events for decades!

Robin will be thrilled to help you and your community learn more from her lifetime of experience growing in multiple areas across the United States.

Ready to Book? Complete this form to start the process:

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About our Gardening Presentations:

For nearly two decades Garden Mentors has offered these programs to garden clubs, garden shows, nurseries, and gardening events. We have presented throughout the in the United States and internationally. So this means our great garden speakers are ready to present on an array of gardening topics fast. And we can help gardeners in many different regions.

Moreover, we can easily entertain large or small audiences with our gardening presentations. That’s because our presentations are chockfull of valuable information and engaging, beautiful imagery.

Nearly all of our programs are available in person or for virtual, online production.

In fact, we endeavor to tailor our topics and our presentation styles to meet your needs. So this means some of our programs are offered via computer. However, others are hands-on, live demos. Most importantly, some are available in either format or as a hybrid of both.

Of course, if you would like to discuss customizing a presentation to fit your audience’s needs, just let us know.

Available Presentations & Garden Lectures:

No Bunnies Welcome in My Garden!

Wild bunnies can be some of the most challenging wildlife visitors for gardeners.
Fortunately, it is possible to grow a gorgeous, thriving garden that wild rabbits aren’t as likely to devour. And  in this session you’ll discover plant selections, design techniques & warning signs to watch for so those cute but destructive bunnies definitely (probably) won’t (usually) munch your garden so much.

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available

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Growing Your Garden of Fragrant Delights

What gardening fragrance do you love best?
Breathing in the heady fragrance of a summer rose or freshly cut spring grass evokes strong memories for most. But did you know it’s possible to breathe in fantastic garden aromas in every season? In fact, many plants exude delicious scents from more than just their flowers. That means some perfume the air from bark or autumn leaves. but others release their essence best on the darkest, coldest days. Several are most fragrant when summer blazes. In this program you’ll learn to add year-round aromatic plants into your garden. And you’ll find out about some of the worst stinkers. So plan to come away with DIY ideas for bringing your garden of fragrant delights indoors in fresh & preserved forms. In fact, you’ll likely be inspired to make some healing balms, meals, and even some cocktails from your fragrant garden plants.

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available

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Top Gardening Mistakes & How NOT to Make Them

Professional garden coach and garden speaker Robin Haglund teaches the top gardening mistakes she sees day in & day out. And she’ll share simple tips and tricks so you can avoid these often costly whoopsies before they happen.

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available

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Primo Plantings & More for Potent Pollinators

In this lively presentation, you’ll learn to easily maximize your gardening lifestyle & harvests by developing a gorgeous garden with year-round interest that bees & other pollinators adore. And You don’t need to be a food gardener to enjoy this program. That’s because it’s geared for all ages and all kinds of gardeners. So together, let’s learn all about pollinators and the gardens they love!

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available

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Is That a Weed or What?

Weeds — every garden has them; every gardener wants to get rid of them.
Gardening presenter Robin discusses common plants that seem to magically pop up all over. So get ready to learn to prioritize and tackle removing the weedy from the wonderful. And differentiate the naughty naturalizers from the natives. Plus, you’ll gain an appreciation for the history and great qualities to be found in some of our most tenacious border invaders – native, naturalized or otherwise.

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available

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A Gardener’s Tour of Paris in Springtime

From the grandest to the tiniest, we’ll traverse ancient Roman ruins. Plus, we’ll stroll before-their-time lofty designs. And we’ll uncover sunken escapes. Moreover, we’ll admire the oldest tree in the city and gawk at artistic & architectural masterpieces. Plus, we’ll savor a peaceful picnic along the Seine, do a little garden shopping and ponder the history. As well, we’ll even escape the city to explore a countryside hamlet fit for a queen. Plus, get travel tips to avoid Paris garden faux pas – dangéreuse & otherwise. This virtual tour will get you ready for the day you escape to Paris to visit these beautiful garden spaces in person.

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available

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Retiring into Your Garden with Ease

As we age, the simple gardening tasks of our youth may now become daunting chores.
Learning to plan, design, build and maintain simpler gardens & gardening lifestyles doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, simplifying can still mean you have gorgeous, enjoyable outdoor spaces. So in this gardening program, you’ll discover great tools for debilitated or aging bodies. And you’ll thrill to easy-care plants that add Wow!. Moreover, we’ll share other tips for less-aches-more-ahhs in your garden. So whether you’re young or old, a veteran gardener or the newly aspiring green thumb who just wants easier ways to garden, this program can help ease your gardening lifestyle.

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available

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Growing Your Hummingbird Habitat Garden

In Growing a Hummingbird Habitat Garden you’ll learn how to craft a gorgeous, year ’round interest garden that hummingbirds can’t resist. Plus, you’ll enjoy hummingbird history and lore. Moreover, Robin will take you through a photographic exploration of mamma hummingbird raising her babies, from nest building to fledging (and much more).

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available

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Also available by individual subscription here (group & event replay rights not granted with this purchase)


Gardening with Our Canine Companions

Does your dog enjoy your garden more than you do?
The fact is: Gardeners who share their planting spaces with canine companions face special challenges. And these may include chewed shrubs, unwanted excavations, trampled perennials, and poopy piles in all the wrong places. But this program is crafted to help you discover effective gardening techniques and valuable training tricks so you and your best doggie pals can enjoy your garden equally.

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available

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365 Days of Non-Stop Color & Interest in Your Garden

End the off-season garden doldrums!

Eye-popping photos & top design tips in this gardening program empower you in bringing the Wow! factor to your garden all year long. And it won’t end with just blooms. That means you’ll come away with loads of new perspectives and easy techniques for adding all sorts of interest to your garden for every day of the year!

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available

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Herbal Happy Hour Garden Mixology Class

Let’s Shake Things Up!
Learn to mix up luscious libations infused with tasty, lovely homegrown plants! And discover unique plants to grow. Plus, you’ll learn how to craft sippables to enjoy in your garden. Of course, not all drinks need to be boozy. So don’t miss out if you prefer mocktails. In fact, this program is a garden club favorite! That’s because it’s a perfect learning experience to enjoy together while you shake up a few libations of your own.

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint (also available as hands-on program)
Online or In Person Options available
Booking Bonus: Herbal Happy Hour Garden to Glass Course Subscription Discounts included with this Event Booking

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Never Ending Gardening Chores? Get Organized!

Ever wonder how you keep ending up exhausted after long gardening days and still have a garden that looks like you did nothing?
When this happens you’re likely getting randomized. And you probably just need help getting organized! And Robin can help! In this program, she draws from her online Garden Mentors Gardening Academy to help you become a more efficient, targeted, and effective gardener. That way, you’ll come away with easy ways to plan, prioritize, and set realistic, achievable individualized gardening goals.

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available
Booking Bonus: Garden Mentors Gardening Academy Course Subscription Discounts available with this Event Booking

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You Can Grow Your Own Food Gardening!

Growing your own food is about more than just the plants you grow to eat.
So in this information rich presentation, you will learn about all the things you need to know to grow your own food successfully. So from soil to seeds to personal preferences you’ll grow. In fact, we’ll delve deeply into all things food growing in this discussion. So whether you’re new to food gardening or a veteran farmer, there’s something for everyone to learn!

Format: Keynote/Powerpoint
Online or In Person Options available

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Hands-on Maker Classes & Live Demo Programs

Garden Terrariums Crafting Class

Learn to craft a perfect garden for your tabletop!
If you’ve ever dreamed of growing your own forest, beach or even desert garden, a terrarium is the perfect place to start — even if you don’t have a garden plot of your own. In this lively session, Robin shares her favorite techniques, plants, and material combinations to craft gardening houseplant wonderlands that bring your dream garden indoors in even the tiniest spaces. Come away ready to quickly start designing and growing your own terrarium for bright or shadier indoor spots. Get ready to liven up your home with a tiny garden wonderland of your own imagining!

Format: Live Demo &/or Hands-on Maker
Online or In Person Options available

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Herbal Body Care Class

Homegrown, Foraged & Homemade wellness crafts you can make!
In this step-by-step presentation learn to craft an array of herbalicious wonders from your garden. Using common, drought-tolerant “cooking” herbs, scented blooms & erstwhile weeds, Robin will show you how easy & cost-effective it is to DIY healing balms, tasty teas, flower-essence sippables & more using minimal ingredients that might otherwise be headed for your compost bin. You’ll come away empowered to forage, grow, harvest, preserve & craft your own handmade goods & gifts right from your garden.

Format: Live Demo &/or Hands-on Maker
In Person Options available. Online course information.

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Garden-to-Glass Mixology Class

Let’s Shake Things Up!
Learn to mix up luscious libations infused with tasty, lovely homegrown plants! And discover unique plants to grow. Plus, you’ll learn how to craft sippables to enjoy in your garden. Of course, not all drinks need to be boozy. So don’t miss out if you prefer mocktails. In fact, this program is a garden club favorite! That’s because it’s a perfect learning experience to enjoy together while you shake up a few libations of your own.

Format: Live Demo &/or Hands-on Maker
Online Course or In Person Options available
Booking Bonus: Herbal Happy Hour Garden to Glass Course Subscription Discounts included with this Event Booking

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Great Garden Speaker Reviews:

Event Manager Reviews:

Robin is an excellent speaker. Her presentations are friendly, well organized, packed with useful information, & are guaranteed to inspire the beginning as well as the more experienced gardener. She is also a dream to work with.
– Mary Berg, Molbak’s Nursery Events Manager

Robin was featured speaker for a virtual workplace environmental sustainability/well-being event. While the program was somewhat informal, it was produced in a corporate context so there were hard deadlines and risk reviews of slides to manage. Robin did a great job. Because of her years of experience she was able to pull together customized content that met our needs, and had her presentation slides ready for review in ample time. It all made my team’s work a lot easier. Audience was motivated to grow food after the program, received great feedback from attendees and hosts. I should note the audience was composed of folks who regularly present for a living, so her public speaking chops met some high standards. Robin did need to project her own slides/content for copyright reasons which was an unusual request for us, but virtual setting posed no issues with that ask. Spot-on content and polished speaker.
– Susan Hindmarsh, Corporate Event Manager

I have had Robin speak to my class for several years. She is very thorough, relates well to an audience, and handles questions with confidence. I strongly recommend her for any group. She loves her work and plants!
-Don M., LWIT Horticulture Program Founder & Instructor

Robin is entertaining and informative for all ages! She has hosted two seminars since I have been the Event Coordinator at Molbak’s, and both have been very successful. The first was on hummingbird gardens, and the second was a kid-friendly worm composting class. Very fun, very educational!
-Alli D., Molbak’s Event Coordinator

Garden Club Speaker Reviews:

Robin… was wonderful & entertaining. To say that we all learned a lot is an understatement!!
-Michael C., Mill Creek Garden Club President

Robin spoke to Skyline Garden Club in Anacortes…She was an excellent speaker and had a wonderful presentation with lots of great photos and information. As SGC President, I received many compliments on Robin’s program. Everyone enjoyed it and learned something new. I can highly recommend Robin.
-Barbara L., President SGC Garden Club

Reviews by Individual Attendees I

Fantastic Inspiration! I feel like Robin has opened my eyes. After moving to Orcas Island a little over 2 years ago and acquiring 1.1 acres of property, much of which is garden, I now look at it differently. I have always admired “wild gardens”—gardens that were not formally arranged in neat borders and rows. But I have never been very good at making my garden “wild” in a good way. Now I am looking at the plants that I can’t seem to win, and letting em be a part of my landscape. Robin is extremely knowledgeable and personable and fun, suggesting things that I never would have thought of and I high(ly) recommend her.
-Deb O.

I saw Robin speak today at the Mother Earth News Fair on “Plants to Lure Pollinators”. She was a great speaker and her talk was very informative.
-Meghan P.

Completely enjoyed learning so much about the history and seeing beautiful Paris gardens. What a treat!
-Jen P.

Reviews by Individual Attendees, II

Primo Plantings for Pollinators was great! Robin provided a lot of detailed information on pollinators as well the various types of flowers and plants that pollinators need. She included numerous beautiful photos and useful handouts. I’m definitely going to try some of her tips to encourage pollinators in my neighborhood.
-Buffy P.

It was a delight to hear Robin’s compelling garden lecture chuck full of relevant plant knowledge, fine photography, and sage advice. Her ebullient spirit reflects the passion she feels for the plants she observes and gardens she designs.
-Norie

Robin spoke at our recent MCGC meeting. She was terrific, entertaining and so very knowledgeable. Her passion for gardening is so obvious that you just cannot help but listen to every word. I hope we invite her to speak again next year on another subject!
-Lili J.

Reviews by Individual Attendees, III

Thank you, Robin, for sharing your experience of Paris! You introduced parts of the city, as well as outskirts, that I would never thought of visiting. The gardens you chose were beautiful and I really appreciated the history and tidbits about the areas.,,the restroom tips were awesome! You kept me pleasantly engaged through the entire presentation and can’t wait until I visit Paris again. Each location will be included in my trip! What city is next cuz I’m signing up!
-Nicole S.

Robin is very knowledgeable on many facets of horticulture. I am impressed by her conscientious and safe practice environmental approach to both landscape and edible gardening. She is always obviously happy to share her information with people of all ages. You all are in for a treat!
-Lynne

Planting for Pollinators: …I learned exactly what I came to learn and applied the information immediately! Wonderful.
-Ingrid

Reviews by Individual Attendees, IV

I’ve seen Robin speak several times and with each topic she delivers a ton of great information in a fun engaging way! She relates to kids, people gardening with pets (even bees!) and anyone who wants to grow their own food. Anytime she is scheduled at garden shows I make a point to sit in on her talks!
-Jessica

Robin provided a beautiful garden tour of Paris. Her detailed descriptions included plant information as well as historical information. It was like traveling to Paris without leaving my couch.
-Buffy P.


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