Clematis Talks Open to the Public

Speaking to Groups

I enjoy blathering on about clematis, sharing my ever-increasing knowledge, and encouraging people to grow the Queen of Vines. Scroll down for information on my upcoming public talks.

I also speak at garden clubs, nurseries, and other venues throughout Greater Seattle year-round.  If your group would like to have me demystify clematis, please contact me by replying below.  I will respond to you personally (and won’t publish your reply).  Or, you can contact me through the website, Great Garden Speakers.


“Delightful and informative!  Laura’s presentation is delightfully pleasant, delivered with the necessary information to be successful on your own, and her slides are inspiring. Your time will be well spent.”  Julie

“Make Use of Laura Watson!  I have heard her speak on several aspects of gardening and would definitely recommend her as a speaker. She is both knowledgeable and warm in her enthusiasm. Highly recommend her.”  Mona

“Wonderful speaker!  I have heard Laura Watson speak on the growing and care of Clematis, and I think she is a wonderful, and enthusiastic speaker.”    Helga

“Clematis Passion!  I’ve heard Laura speak many times. She is passionate, smart, and energetic. I consider her an expert in all things in the garden, especially clematis!”  Nancy

“Outstanding!  Laura is probably the world’s best clematis guru! Her in-depth knowledge, her presentation skills and her personality make her “the best of the best”. I can’t wait to hear her again.”  Fotini

“…what a wonderful talk you gave to our group…You were one of the two very best speakers I have heard in over five years of monthly speakers!  You were so informative, clear and knowledgeable (and prepared!).”  JW

“Wonderful Speaker!  ‘Clemaniac’ Laura Watson gave a wonderfully informative presentation to our Garden Club on ‘Clematis Made Easy’. Laura was energetic, knowledgeable, and fun! Would definitely have her back!”  Karen

“Laura Watson gave a delightful and entertaining presentation to Dash Point Garden Club. Her photo’s and knowledge of Clematis was just amazing!”  Kathy

Public Venues in 2017

Clematis:  The Queen of Climbers
Learn from an expert!  I will reveal the nitty gritty of how to grow clematis, prune them, combine them with other plants. You will also learn how to find rare and unusual clematis.  Beautiful clematis photos and an informative handout.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 452-2750

This class is limited to 25 and preregistration is required.
Fee is $25.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members and
$35.00 Non-members
Preregister here:


  1. Katie Swickard said,

    January 13, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Laura, The Late Bloomer’s Garden Club of Maple Valley/Covington will be meeting next week to plan our 2017 meetings. You have been highly recommended by the Plant & Wish Garden Club as a speaker.

    How much do you charge for your presentations? If we are able to book you we would try to reserve a meeting room at a local library and have your talk open to the public. However, we could also hold the meeting in a member’s home and keep it a closed meeting.

    We were considering October as our first choice and May as second. At our meeting we will discuss changing our regular meeting day, so can’t give you a specific date request until next week.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Katie Swickard


    • January 13, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      Hi, Katie,

      I would be delighted to give a talk to your group, whether open to the public or not. I will email you privately with the information you request.




  2. said,

    January 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Soos Creek Botanical Garden (located near Kent/Covington) is looking for a clematis speaker for their Red Barn Speakers Series. Programs are on the 3rd Wed, April-Sept, at 12:30pm. Most last 75 to 90 minutes. No charge for our visitors, but we do offer a speaker’s stipend.
    24-30 is our typical attendance. Openings are for July 19th and August
    16th. Hope to hear from you, Laura. You come highly recommended!
    Book or plant sales by speakers are welcomed!


    • January 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Hi, Barbara,

      I would love to speak to your group about clematis! I will email you privately with availability.

      Thanks for asking,



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