Speaking Engagements

Excellent speaking and teaching skills

Your presentation for the Essex, CT Garden Club was just wonderful! Not only are you creative, but your speaking and teaching skills are excellent! Everyone agreed you have been our best floral design presenter to date! Thank you so much for driving to Essex for our program.


Barbara M. Essex, CT   

Loved, Loved, Loved your presentation!

I wanted to personally thank you for a great program that really got my mind busy thinking outside the pot, box or whatever about some new possibilities for the containers I plant at my home.

You are an expert at presenting your material in a way that keeps the audience engaged. Can't wait to hear you again. You can be sure I will be visiting your webpage regularly.

Liz D.    Norfolk, MA   

Highly Recommend!

Deborah gave her container gardening program for the North Andover Garden Club last night and it was fantastic! She planted four different and interesting containers with wonderfully diverse plants for both sun and shade. Her design sense is impeccable and her ability to communicate what she is doing and WHY she is doing it clearly and with a great sense of humor made the program inspirational and a ton of fun for everyone, beginners to experts. We have some very experienced gardeners in our club and everyone was very impressed with her program. And, two new members turned in their applications immediately after the program! I highly recommend Deborah and will certainly be booking her for more programs in the future. A guaranteed homerun of a program!


Sorena P.    North Andover, MA   

You have my dream job

I just want to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation last night in Attleboro for the Attleboro Garden Club. You were the most inspirational lecturer I have ever heard regarding gardening. I can't wait to do my containers this year. You gave some awesome tips for this sometimes very stressful job I do every year. I only wish I could take you along for support. Lol. But, I will bring my notes with me and try to follow your ideas. Plan, color scheme, stay focused, container, soil, texture/contrast. So, so informative and helpful, I can't say enough.

Again, thank you very much and I hope to attend another lecture by you someday. You have my dream job.

Carolyn B. Attleboro, MA   

“Tips, Tricks, and Trade Secrets”

Deborah Trickett presented "Tips, Tricks, and Trade Secrets" to the Wollaston Garden Club. This was a really fun and informative evening and I can't wait to try some of the tricks. Deborah has a great sense of humor and knows her stuff! We had a very good crowd and the responses were all wonderful.

Emily L. Wollaston, MA   

You inspired us!!

We attended your "Jaw Dropping, Traffic Stopping.... " talk at the Country Living Fair in New York. After your talk we headed back out to the fair to find the "perfect" container. We found a long tool box that my husband "tweaked" a bit before we added our flowers. We have a narrow space leading up to our front steps. In the past I have filled it with potted plants, greenery and flowering plants. Not quite the geranium in a pot...but close! 

We meant to take before and after pictures but we were too excited and just got into planting. For this year, we just took the plants we already had in pots and put them into the old tool box that we found at the fair.

Our front walk way looks SO much better now. We really enjoyed your seminar. Thanks for the inspiration!

Vickie and Tom C.     Newark, Delaware  

“Celebrity Pots”

Last night, Deborah gave her talk "Celebrity Pots" to the Natick Garden Club. As one member exclaimed after the presentation, "That was the best lecture we have ever had." The containers she created to reflect characteristics of familiar celebrities were inspiring and hysterical. She entertained us enormously while challenging us to use more varied and unusual plants in our containers.


Ann P.   Natick, MA   

“Jaw- dropping,Traffic Stopping, Get Your Neighbors Talking Containers”

The Wayland Garden Club had Deborah Trickett as our first guest kicking off our season. Her topic was "Jaw- dropping,Traffic Stopping, Get Your Neighbors Talking Containers". She had our full attention with her opening statement, her well developed sense of humor,and her knowledge of plants and what looks terrific in containers. Many of our attendees remarked that she was one of the best presenters we have ever had.


Karen A. Wayland, MA   

Tips, Tricks and Trade Secrets

Deb presented Tips, Tricks and Trade Secrets on Sept 10th for the Acton Garden Club. This was the second time we invited Deb to our group - we enjoyed her presentation on Containers so much, we had to have her back! She was just as much fun the second time. Her presentation was full of wonderful useful tips. Our group greatly enjoyed Deb's good humor and pleasant style.


Jodi M. Acton, MA  

Five Star Speaker

I’ve been to a few garden presentations but none as informative and inspiring as yours. Maybe it’s your knowledge, or passion or delivery or sense of humor but whatever, it’s a five star. I saw you back in April in Berlin and didn’t have a chance to tell you then but I understand now why you’re in demand.


Deborah C. Berlin, MA   

Tips, Tricks, and Trade Secrets

If you are looking for an engaging, knowledgeable presenter, you will be very pleased with Deborah Trickett. Our Garden Club booked Deborah for one of her newest lectures: Tips, Tricks, and Trade Secrets. Club members were enthusiastic about her talk and about Deborah’s professional, friendly demeanor. Will definitely have Deborah back to our club.


Jean M.   Mansfield, MA  

I am so glad I booked this amazing speaker!

I feel it was so wonderful that you discovered the NWFGF and I got the chance to meet you and work with you. Your opening is the best opening I have ever heard. One moment I am thinking “Oh gawd I can’t believe I booked this person” and a minute later I’m thinking “I am so glad I booked this amazing speaker!”

Janet Endsley, Seminar & Judging Manager Northwest Flower and Garden Festival

A Proven Winner

Jaw-Dropping, Traffic-Stopping, Get-Your-Neighbors Talking Container Design” with Deborah was a crowd favorite at our 2018 Grand Garden Show! We believe the comments we heard back from our guests say it all:

“Such a USEFUL talk!”

“Loved her passion. Her enthusiasm was infectious!”

“Awesome speaker, very engaging and such great content!”

“Lively, informative and inspiring…what fun!”

“Loved her energy! Thank you for new inspirations and ideas!”

You can’t go wrong with Deborah as your speaker!

Marshall Dirks Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Proven Winners® The #1 Plant Brand

The Perfect Presentation

“Beauty and the Bees: A Different Way of Looking at Garden Design” was absolutely the perfect presentation for our summer conference! Standing room only! Thank you Deborah for your wonderful expertise - a speaker that I can count on to always produce results for attendees! 

Rena Sumner Executive Director, Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc. 

An outstanding Zoom presentation!

What a great evening! I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed you and your presentation. 

I wish it could have been in person, but you created a very comfortable and friendly zoom experience.

Winchester Home and Garden Club

Entertaining and Insightful

Our November 13, 2018 meeting featured guest speaker Deborah Trickett, with a presentation on “Winter Boxes and Other Containers”. The audience was engaged throughout. Deborah was entertaining and insightful. We had an incredible number of positive feedback from those who attended.

Rene Pickering Newburyport Horticultural Society Co-President

Wow! You really packed ’em in!

For 220 people to attend so early in the day is amazing! Thanks again for making Gardener's Studio a great success!


Rave reviews

Deborah is knowledgeable, fun, and a great speaker. I have booked speakers each month for the last two years and more people than ever before called or emailed me to rave about Deborah's container talk.

We raffled off the four containers she made during a Zoom presentation, and we were able to cover our cost.  You cannot go wrong if you hire Deborah to speak.

Jane Hingham, MA

Can’t Wait to Have Her Back!

Deborah's talk on "Jaw dropping, traffic stopping, get your neighbors talking container gardens" was inspirational on a cold March day.  We had so much positive feedback on her presentation, we can't wait to have her back for another talk!

Christine Hirshland Co-Chair, Program Committee, Garden Club of the Back Bay

I would rate Deborah as one of the best speakers we have had!

“Again, thank you for speaking at the Hull Garden Club’s President’s Tea – you were a big hit! Several members came to me saying how much they enjoyed you. I received the following from one member: ‘The presenter yesterday was simply amazing. She was funny, knowledgeable and she was a master with her interaction with our members. I was jealous of Susan for winning the planter she created. I would rate Deborah as one of the best speakers we have had!’ Because of you I got a pat on the back too!”

Gail F. Hull Garden Club

You are a keeper!

Thank you on behalf of the Wellesley Garden Study Club. We absolutely adore you! You’re fun, animated, kind and full of knowledge. You are a keeper!

Lindsey P. Wellesley Garden Study Club

A huge hit with the Master Gardeners

Deborah's talk on "Jaw-Dropping, Traffic-Stopping, Get Your Neighbors Talking" presentation for the 275+ attendees at this year's symposium was all that and more. We learned to look at our containers in new ways that were inventive, colorful, textural and full of fun and pizazz! Deborah motivates the listener to be adventurous and have a sense of humor with the pots they plant.

Noreen K. URI Garden Symposium


Client Testimonials

Deborah Trickett is a genius

She has brought us such beauty and joy, with our two lush deck gardens. She designed and implemented everything, including the cedar containers, irrigation, plant selection and planting. She put it all in in 95 degree heat! She understood what would work in our harsh, super sunny, shadeless location in the city. We could not be more pleased and grateful. The gardens helped me heal from surgery and provided a steady summer supply of tomatoes, beans, cucumbers and herbs. There were also honey bees, humming birds and butterflies! This has transformed our daily life.

Ellen and John Boston’s North End   

Deborah Trickett is a generous, reliable and brilliant garden designer and creator

She put together from scratch two lush deck gardens for us, using new cedar containers, which included annuals and perennials and a hidden irrigation line. We had a summer of our own tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, basil, rosemary, sage, oregano, chives, thyme, mint, and glorious flowers and grasses, all in the heart of one of Boston’s most urban areas. We have a super sunny spot with very little shade, but she figured out how to make the space work. We cannot say enough praise for every aspect of her work. She put in both gardens in 95 degree heat! They have been a healing presence, drawing humming birds, honey and bumble bees, butterflies and sparrows. What a joy to have found her to do this for us.

Ellen H.   

We’re Sold!

I am convinced that your beautiful spring urns helped us sell our house so quickly. Everybody was commenting on how unique they were. Thanks.


Anne C.    Milton, MA

It looks absolutely gorgeous!

I just came back from work and I had a big smile on my face! It looks absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for putting some life on my patio! You are a true professional and I can see how passionate and how much you care about your work. Hard to find people like you nowadays.

It feels so good to look outside and see some green. I love the character that these plants have!


R.H.    South End, Boston   

I Enjoy a Cup of Tea

Since I met you, I find I like being outside so much more. The planters on the patio and the gardens you’ve re-designed make every moment outside so much nicer. I can enjoy a cup of tea instead of seeing things I want to change.


Wellesley, MA  

Thank You

Thank you for our delightful new garden. We enjoy it every day and it's as if we have a giant new room to play in.


Jeanne & Steven H.   Wellesley, MA   

I can’t thank you enough!

I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful job you did for my son’s First Communion. The urns with hydrangea and pussy willow were so colorful and the wreath for the front door was breathtaking. Your work made a special day even more so.


Sue L. Wellesley, MA

Boston Flower & Garden Show

Deborah's lectures and demonstrations at the Boston Flower & Garden Show are always among our most popular programs. Her enthusiasm for the topic of container gardening and ability to convey her broad knowledge in succinct and entertaining programs make her a great asset to our show.

Carolyn W. Group Director, Outdoor Lifestyle Shows, Paragon Group, Boston, MA

Five Star Speaker

I’ve been to a few garden presentations but none as informative and inspiring as yours. Maybe it’s your knowledge, or passion or delivery or sense of humor but whatever, it’s a five star. I saw you back in April in Berlin and didn’t have a chance to tell you then but I understand now why you’re in demand.


Deborah C. Berlin, MA   

Such a lovely surprise!

Deborah is very talented. We have a large terrace off of our 5th floor condo, and she filled the perimeter with gorgeous perennials and annuals along with 2 crab apple trees, a butterfly bush and other potted plants. It's gorgeous, and she maintains it for us so that it doesn't get too wild. She was careful to respond to our request for flowering plants that attract birds, and she even surprised us (planting everything while we were on vacation) with a stone birdbath.  She also referred us to an irrigation expert, so that our plants are now watered automatically by a WiFi program on our iPhones. We are delighted with Deborah's work.

Jennifer and Bob

An entertaining and informative presentor

Thank you Deborah for once again delivering an entertaining and informative presentation to the Duxbury Garden Club! Fast paced indeed - I ran out of writing space on my paper! There was a run on Polident at Rite Aid today...!

Still hearing wonderful compliments about you. I’m sure you will receive the same on the rest of your summer tour. Next time perennials?

Woody L.

Deborah captured our group

Deborah's ability to capture not only a garden but an audience is impressive. Our club loved the two demonstrations she did for us. A great sense of humor combined with a great sense of design and, of course, botanical knowledge results in a very happy group.

Noanett Garden Club

“Every time I pull up to my house, I smile.”

I could not be happier with my new front garden. Working with Deborah is such a tremendous pleasure; she really cared about creating something that would both fit the house and bring my family joy every day. I sometimes see people walking by the house and stopping to admire our new plantings and design. But, the most important thing is not that others stop to look, but that every time I pull up to my house, I smile. Deborah is such a joy to work with and I am so grateful that she has had a hand in our home.

Nicole C. Milton, MA

“Jaw Dropping, Traffic Stopping Container Gardens”

Deborah Trickett was an audience delight at the 2017 Country Living Fairs in Rhinebeck, NY and Columbus, Ohio! She shared her expertise, tips, tricks, lessons learned with audience on creating "Jaw Dropping, Traffic Stopping Container Gardens". Her presentation style is engaging from the start and she managed audience questions throughout with ease. Her container creations in these presentations were on point with the interests and gardening style of Country Living reader interests. I would encourage all garden enthusiasts to take advantage of meeting Deborah and attending any of her lectures in your area!  


This was no cookie cutter garden plan

I was so lucky to find Deborah. The landscaping in front of my house had been neglected for a few years and was completely out of control. Every time I tried to come up with a plan to tame it, I was overwhelmed. Deborah came out to the house and walked around with me and spent time getting to know what my tastes were, and what I was looking for (I didn’t really know – she helped figure it out). She asked questions about colors and combinations and my favorite season. She really tried to get a sense of my taste before she created a design for me.  This was no cookie cutter plan. Deborah managed the various crews that did the work, so that I didn’t have to be there for all the consultations, and I am beyond thrilled with the results. Every time I come over the hill and see the front of my house I think it’s better than I could have imagined. Deborah created a beautiful year-round custom design that is specific to me and my home. She is a true artist and her enthusiasm and excitement make it a delight to work with her. I am beyond happy with the results!

Karen S.

Informative, Engaging, and Entertaining

Deborah’s  "Jaw Dropping, Traffic Stopping Container Gardens” presentation was informative, engaging, and entertaining. She involves her audience and answers questions as she speaks. Her photos illustrate numerous ideas for containers with eye catching plant material that she identifies as well as color combinations that work well together. You will see how she incorporates unusual, unique and sometimes antique containers. She also provides tips on transitioning a container from one season into another. Deborah commands a wealth of information that every gardener will want to implement.

Carolyn Tatarian Norwell Garden Club

Her presentation was a hit!

Deb Trickett is a fun and engaging speaker. Her talks are informative and her presentation “Look Ma, No Flowers!” using foliage plants for containers, was a hit with our members. I have been to several of Deb’s other’s presentations over the years and have to say she is one of my favorite speakers.

Susan Schultze Norwell Garden Club