Booking Overview

Johanna Silver is a frequent speaker for botanical gardens, horticultural societies, and flower show audiences and a regular radio and television guest.  

Fees:
— San Francisco Bay Area venues within 100 miles from San Francisco: $500 plus travel, lodging and per diem
— Other venues requiring air travel from San Francisco: $1,000 plus travel, lodging and per diem
— Adding a 2nd presentation on the same day: $500

Book sales:
— Host agrees to arrange for delivery and selling of books at event

Equipment:
– Host provides projector, screen, and HDMI cable setup in advance of speaker arrival

Please explore available speaking topics:

Behind the Scenes of Sunset's Test Gardens

Small fountains, berry patches, flower farms—we’ve done it all in the Sunset editorial test garden. Join garden editor Johanna Silver for an insider’s look at our amazingly productive test gardens, including our decades-cultivated on in Menlo Park, and our brand new one in Sonoma County. Learn our best practices, design shortcuts, and of course—epic failures that aren’t fit for print.

Lessons from THE BOLD DRY GARDEN

At age 66, Ruth set about planting her dry garden collection into the ground, in nothing bigger than a gallon size container. Now 108 years old, Ruth is the West's dry gardening pioneer. Join me as I share my unparalleled access into Ruth's life and garden. To make this gorgeous new book, Silver spent 2 years working with esteemed photographer, Marion Brenner, and Ruth’s community, including her peerless horticulturalist, children, and friends—and Ruth herself (age 108!)—to weave together the story of this inspirational and fearless plant collector.


The New Front Yard

 

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Trends in Western Landscaping

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