2018 Event Schedule

Jan Johnsen's talks aim to have you look at your property in a whole new light!

 To inquire about booking Jan, an award winning presenter, to speak or lead a workshop,  please go to jan@johnsenlandscapes.com and offer a few details in the message area.


Friday, February 23, 2018    2:00 pm  
Connecticut Flower and Garden Show 
The Spirit of Stone - Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden
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Connecticut Convention Center 100 Columbus Boulevard Hartford, CT 

Past Talks - 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017   2:00 pm
Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons

Bridgehampton Community House

Friday, October 27, 2017   2:00 pm
Stone Mountain Park, Ga.
The Spirit of Stone - Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden

Sunday, October 15, 2017   1:30 pm

Manitoga, Rte 92 Garrison, NY
Thursday, October 5th, 2017     10 am 

Rowayton Garden Club 
United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Avenue. Rowayton CT

The Spirit of Stone - Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden
Monday, October 2, 2017    1:45 p.m.
Essex Garden Club
Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT 06426
Ideas, Flowers and Foliage for Beautiful Late Summer Gardens
Thursday,  September 28, 2017   7 p.m.
1600 Spring Valley Rd,   Ossining, NY 10562
The Spirit of Stone 
September 7, 2017 
Watchung Booksellers,  
Montclair, NJ
July 25, 2017 
#Plantchat on Twitter 
 The American Horticultural Society
July 19, 2017 
Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association Summer Trade Show
Mount Wachusett, Princeton, MA
June 16, 2017
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Boothbay, Me.
The Spirit of Stone
 June 2, 2017
Country Living Fair
Dutchess County Fairgrounds    
Rhinebeck, NY 
The Spirit of Stone - Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden
May 10, 017
Northwest Horticultural Society
Seattle, Wa
The Spirit of Stone
 May 4, 2017 
New York Botanical Garden
The Spirit of Stone Field Session and Class
April 30, 2017
Katonah Library
Katonah, NY
The Spirit of Stone - Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden
 April 12, 2017
Master Gardener Annual Dinner
Millbrook, NY
The Spirit of Stone - Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Garden Clubs of Greater Springfield, MA 
the 100th Anniversary of the Springfield Garden Club
Springfield Museum of Fine Arts
March 7, 2017
Davidson Horticultural  Symposium
Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
February 26th, 2017
Connecticut Flower & Garden Show
Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT 06103
Ideas for Creating a Beautiful Deer Resistant Garden
February 21, 2017
Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury
Tuesday February 21, 2017
Feb 28, 2017
Newtown Garden Club
Newtown Library - Newtown, CT
topic - Serenity by Design


Powerpoint Talks and Summaries
Jan Johnsen
jan@johnsenlandscapes.com                       www.johnsenlandscapes.com  

Jan presents her illustrated talks to various groups and flower and garden shows in the U.S. They are generally 45 minutes to 1 hour long. Her  most popular Powerpoint talks are described below.  Contact us to arrange a time and discuss fees.

Serenity by Design 
Simplicity, Sanctuary & Delight

In this beautiful powerpoint, intriguing design ideas are presented for enhancing any garden.   Learn why East is considered the ‘auspicious’ direction, how to use a ‘Golden Rectangle’ to create harmony outdoors, and which colors uplift our spirits in a garden. A popular talk! Goes with a book signing of Heaven is a Garden

The Spirit of Stone 

 An illuminating look at creative ways to incorporate natural stone in a landscape. This talk reveals secrets of Japanese stone placement in a garden and inspires the audience with new ideas for using stone  outdoors.  Goes with a book signing of The Spirit of Stone

Liquid Dreams
Add Sparkle to Your Garden

Water is the magical ingredient in a garden. It can calm us or stimulate us.  This talk explores using water in all its forms – ephemeral, moving and still. Beautiful images and fun ideas capture everyone’s imagination!

Color: Bold and Beautiful Landscapes 

This always popular subject offers a new look at how color affects both us and the natural world.  I share how reds excite, yellows stimulate, blues resonate and greens calm us down. I share which flowers and shrubs work best for creating blue gardens and how sunlight dictates the best placement of colors outdoors
Postage Stamp Gardens - Planters, Verticals, Accents & More 

 This Powerpoint talk gets everyone’s gardening juices flowing!  I explore gardening in tight spaces and offer many planting ideas for container plantings, green walls, stacked layouts and more.  Informative handout included.

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To Book a presentation:
Please contact: jan@johnsenlandscapes.com


  1. Yours is the only pretty treatment I have seen for dealing w. storm water [In "River of Rocks"]. An EPA website for MD & DC about rainscaping - and the current water challenges focuses on "reduce runoff, slow it down, spread it out, soak it in." Nothing very inspirational or feeds the soul, though cleaning the water IS important for the Chesapeake and other animals. I'm a year behind your raingarden talk. Trying to turn "a lemon into lemonade". Liked your This Old House "Best Ways to Deal w Storm Water" contribution. Since I just discovered your blog tonight, any more "storm water" solutions? Thanks for sharing.

    1. Where are you located? I am planning my speaking schedule for next year and I would be more than happy to give my 'What to Do with Soggy Backyards' somewhere near you...It is a popular talk. - and it is something I have had to deal with for many years in many properties...

  2. Jan
    Have fun in Chicago...when you get back
    I would like to discuss the possibility of you coming to speak at my Garden Club....

    1. Sure Amy! Where are you located? Email me at jan@johnsenlandscapes.com

  3. I teach horticulture in Ireland and would love an opportunity to show a slide show of yours in class. By doing so I would be promoting your invaluable work. What are the chances Jan?

    1. or better yet - have me come to Ireland!
      if I set up some talks at the botanical garden there or to RHS Ireland then I can come to your class too....do you have any contacts there , Ena?

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