A Special Evening Presentation by Dan Hinkley – Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

A Special Evening Presentation by Dan Hinkley


Windcliff Plants, WA, USA

Wildflowers of Slovenia – A trip taken in the spring of 2017

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Time: 7:30-9:00 pm

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre 1100 Chestnut St Vancouver

 Dan Hinkley


Daniel J. Hinkley

Teacher, writer, lecturer, consultant, nurseryman, naturalist, gardener.
Above all, he is committed to solid and sustainable horticultural practices, above average garden plants, landscapes of distinction and raising the collective awareness of the diversity of plant life on Earth as well as the magic and mysteries of our natural world.

A Special Evening Presentation by Dan Hinkley, Windcliff Plants, WA, USA

Wildflowers of Slovenia – A trip taken in the spring of 2017

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm

HR MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver

Since our original announcement regarding Dan’s presentation he has now agreed to centre his talk on a 2017 trip to this botanically-favoured country located in Central Europe.  He describes the wildflowers he encountered there as “stunning!”

The area now known as the Republic of Slovenia has a rich, but checkered history.  Over the centuries the area came under the domination of Illyrian and Celtic tribes, the Roman and Carolingian empires among others, and most recently Yugoslavia, from which it gained its independence in 1991.

As well as a complex history, the country is recognized as having a significant number of topographically and geologically different areas, which no doubt have contributed to its botanical wealth.  The Ljubljana Botanical Garden marked its 200th year of operation in 2014, and the Juliana Alpine Botanical Garden contains over 600 species of plants growing in a natural setting, some of which are unique to the Slovenian Alps. In fact some of our most beloved garden plants hail from this small country.  One alpine area, the Bohinj, even hosts an annual International Wild Flower Festival, and has been recognized as one of the 50 best wildflower sites worldwide.

Don’t miss the opportunity to find out more about the plant treasures that this relatively little-known country has to offer. This promises to be a very exciting presentation!


Tickets: $25 members/$30 non-members or all tickets at the door.

Pleaase send your cheque, payable to VHPG, for $25 (members pre-paid, $30 non-members), to  Lindsay Macpherson, 11662 Carr Street,Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 5M9.  If you are purchasing for others, please iindicate their names and whether they are members or non-members.   Lindsay will begin taking cheques  from August 12,2018.   Cheques should be received by September 4th, thus helping the committee in providing orderly access to the event.  Please note that talks given by Dan Hinkley to the Vancouver Hardy Plant Group have often sold out.