2017 Event Schedule
Jan Johnsen illuminates garden design in a way that will have you looking 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and offer a few details in the message area.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 7 p.m.
Teatown Lake Nature Preserve and Education Center
1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
The Spirit of Stone
Monday, October 2, 2017 2 p.m.
Essex Garden Club
Ideas, Flowers and Foliage for Beautiful Late Summer Gardens
Thursday, October 5th, 2017 10 am
Rowayton, CT Garden Club
The Spirit of Stone - Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Garden Dialogues at Manitoga, Cultural Landscape Foundation
Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00 pm
Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons
Bridgehampton Community House
September 16, 2015
Wellfleet Garden Club
Wellfleet Library, Wellfleet, Ma.
August 27, 2015
Kent Memorial Library & Kent Garden Club
Kent, Ct Town Hall Kent, CT 06757
July 14, 2015
Cultivate '15 - AmericanHort.
Greater Columbus Convention Center,
'Serenity in the Garden and Its Universal Appeal'
June 20, 2015
Newport Flower and Garden Show
Rosecliff, Newport, Rhode Island
May 21, 2015
The Connecticut Horticultural Society
Emanuel Synagogue, West Hartford, CT 06117
May 20, 2015
Chappaqua Garden Club
Friday, May 8, 2105
54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Friday, April 17, 2015
New York Botanical Garden
March 27 - 29, 2015
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Epcot, Disneyworld, Orlando, Florida
March 18, 2015 7 pm - 8 pm
Author Spotlight - Heaven is a Garden
Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection
The Budarz Theater Ossining Library,
Ideas for Creating Serene Gardens—Simplicity, Sanctuary & Delight
February 5, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Heaven is a Garden: Designing Serene Spaces Talk and Book Signing
New England Grows
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center,
415 Summer Street, Boston, Ma
January 26, 2015: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Serenity by Design' Talk and Book Signing
NJ Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference
Bally’s Atlantic City Atlantic City, New Jersey
November 12, 2014 10:00 - 2:30 pm
New York Botanical Garden
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Pound Ridge Garden Club, Pound Ridge Library
October 2, 2014
The Planning Process.
New York University, NYC
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Bartow Pell Mansion, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park Bronx, NY.
Talk and Book Signing - Local Author Spotlight series
Saturday, September 6, 2014 Chappaqua, NY
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
A Garden on All Levels Tour
August 28, 2014 Garrison, NY
Pecha Kucha Talk
@ The Garrison Route 9
Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:00 - 3:30
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Landscape Live Radio Show..click on link to hear
Saturday May 3, 2014 12 pm
Montgomery Place, Red Hook, NY
Tuesday April 29, 2014 11 am
Friday, April 25, 2014
Book Signing: The NYBG Antique Garden Furniture Fair
Mar 22, 2014
Feb 6, 2014
Feb. 5, 2014
Northwest Flower and Garden Show
Serenity by Design - Garden
June 20, 2012
New York Botanical Gardens Bronx, NY
January 18, 2012
Working Gardeners' Club,
February 6, 2012
Talks and Summaries
Jan presents her illustrated talks at major flower and garden show in the U.S. They are generally 50 minutes to 1 hour long. Some of the most popular lecture topics are shown below.
Serenity by Design
In this popular powerpoint, I offer intriguing design ideas 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.
This is my most requested seminar at the New York Botanical Garden.
Unique Ideas for Adding Sparkle to Your Garden
|Water is the magical ingredient in a garden. It can calm us or stimulate us, depending on its form. There are many ways to incorporate water in a garden but some features are better than others. |
I explore using water in all its forms – ephemeral, moving and still. Beautiful images and fun ideas capture everyone’s imagination.
The Spirit of Stone
An illuminating and beautiful look at creative ways to incorporate natural stone in a landscape. The ‘spirit of stone’ reveals the secrets of Japanese stone types and placement in a garden and inspires the audience with new ideas for using stone accents outdoors. Not to be missed!
Color: Bold and Beautiful Landscapes
This eye catching talk describes how color affects us and the natural world. I illustrate how reds excite, yellows stimulate, blues stabilize and greens calm us down. I show inspiring examples of color rich gardens and describe how sunlight helps us in our color decisions.
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.
Aligning with Nature: The 5 Principles of Sustainable Design
From "bee hotels" to green roofs, unique storm water catchment systems to native plantings, America's is now on the sustainable design bandwagon!
This engaging powerpoint talk looks at the 5 design principles and shows how you can adapt them for your home landscape. It ends with a discussion of native plant combinations.
What to do with Your Soggy Garden - Ideas for Beautiful, Damp & Sustainable Landscapes
Problem sites can be transformed into beautiful and bio-diverse gardens. This Power Point shows creative ways to turn a slope or soggy area into a lovely outdoor setting. I discuss rain gardens, permeable paving, rain catchment systems and native plants in this informative and timely presentation.
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