Garden design lecture: Dan Hinkley

Nov 2 2018 - 7:00pm
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street

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Renowned plantsman Dan Hinkley will present his work as a teacher, writer, lecturer, consultant, nurseryman, naturalist, and gardener. 

No one alive today personifies the craft of gardening more than Dan Hinkley. His artistry with plants turned his Heronswood garden in Kingston, Washington into a mecca for garden lovers. 

As a plant explorer, his adventurous expeditions into the wilds of China, South and Central America, New Zealand, South Africa, Vietnam and Bhutan, to name a few, have given him the name of ‘Indiana Jones’ in the plant hunting world. 

Dan is reported to have been collecting moss to grow in a container on his windowsill by the age of four. His post-secondary education in horticulture includes a B.S. from Michigan State in 1976 and a M.S. from the University of Washington in 1985. This training helped inform his remarkable botanical knowledge, evident in his garden designs and writing. 

In his present garden at Windcliff in Indianola, Washington, Mr. Hinkley has designed an astounding collection of exquisitely arranged specimens. The garden which has evolved on a south-facing bluff overlooking Puget Sound, could not be more different from its native-shade sister garden, Heronswood, yet once again Dan’s masterful skills and perhaps influence from his high-altitude travels have created a magical space that some would call an art piece. 

Lecture is first come, first seated. RSVP is not required. 

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