Saturday, March 11, 2023 – 10:00 am – 3:45 pm
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
$85 for members, $95 for non-members and all tickets at the door Note: the higher price is only for this particular study day
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
To register for the Spring Study Day, EITHER
1) Please either send an e-transfer to email@example.com with you name or names in the note section; or,
2) send a cheque, payable to the Vancouver Hardy Plant Group, to
3642 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, V6R 1H2
Cheques must be received by February 28.
Dan Hinkley, Plantsman extraordinaire, author, Windcliff, Washington.
“Four decades in two gardens:
Heronswood and Wincliff”
“In pursuit of plants:
reason process and places”
A Vancouver Hardy Plant Group favourite, Dan Hinkley is a renowned plantsman, nurseryman, horticulturist, author and public speaker. With gardening and botany as lifelong passions, Dan completed a MSc. in Urban Horticulture at UW. He came to the gardening connoisseurs’ attention with his Heronswood Nursery (Kingston Washington, started 1987), full of his wild collected plants, and his renowned catalogue written with keen observation and sharp wit. After selling Heronswood in 2000, Dan continued to collect worldwide and propagate there until 2006, with over 2,400 plants listed in the catalogue.
In 2000, Dan and his partner, architect Robert Jones, created a new home and garden that embraces our Mediterranean climate, named Windcliff, on a bluff above Puget Sound near Indianola. “Windcliff: A Story of People, Plants, and Gardens” is Dan’s 2020 book about how this garden embraces his experiences in the world of plants.
Jimi Blake, Proprietor and Author, Hunting Brook Gardens, Wicklow, Ireland.
“A Beautiful Obsession”
Jimi Blake is a self-confessed ‘plantaholic’, international lecturer, columnist, author of ‘A
Beautiful Obsession’, and co-host of Ireland’s Garden Heroes.
Jimi is also the custodian and visionary creator of Hunting Brook Gardens in Co. Wicklow
where he grows the largest and most exciting private plant collection in Ireland. This is Jimi’s
living canvas where he experiments and innovates playing with colour, shapes, textures and
forms to create a thoroughly immersive experience with fresh surprises at every turn.
When he’s not creating in the garden, he’s working on his other big passion – teaching and
sharing his knowledge through his online courses, workshops, lectures and tours.
VHPG is adding a list of interesting websites, videos, newsletters, and Instagram accounts on our website. Perhaps this will give us a garden boost to where we can’t go in real life. If you would like to add to this list, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Chelsea https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/virtual-chelsea
Virtual Kew www.kew.org/about-us/virtual-kew-wakehurst
The Gardener – A film about Frank Cabot at Les Quatre Vents https://www.tvo.org/video/documentaries/the-gardener
Peter Korn – facebook.com/peter.korn.5
Tim Ingram – facebook.com/gillian.ingram.773
On line zoom lectures from Xerces Society for Invertebrate conservationhttps://xerces.org/events
Margaret Roach, A Way to Garden Websitehttps://awaytogarden.com/
Garden Masterclass with Annie Guilfoyle and Noel Kingsbury, Online Blog and Podcasts
Sarah Raven Websitehttps://www.sarahraven.com/
Huw Richards Grow Foods Organically YouTube channel
Great Dixter Zoom Lectures – next, May 9th – https://www.greatdixtershop.co.uk/PBSCCatalog.asp?ItmID=31488019
The Garden Museum, London newsletter – https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/
Art of the Garden: Dan Pearson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2w0HILcvLw
Dan Hinkley’s weekly at Heronswood – https://heronswoodgarden.org/video/
Ian Young’s Bulb Log, Scotland, weekly digest – http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/
danger garden, a daily garden blog from Portland – http://www.thedangergarden.com/
Instagram accounts worth following
John Grimshaw, Yorkshire Arboretum
Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter head gardener
Aaron Bertelsen, Great Dixter veg gardener, kitchen and house manager –
Great Dixter House and Gardens
Tony Kirkham, Kew
Sue Wynn-Jones, Crug Farm Plants
James Hitchmough, University of Sheffield, Horticulture Ecology and Landscape Architecture
Nigel Dunnett, University of Sheffield, Planting Design and Urban Horticulture
Jimi Blake, Huntingbrook Gardens, Ireland
Gravetye Manor, Gardens Team
Beth Chatto’s Plants and Gardens
Panayoti Kelaidis, Denver Botanic Garden
Sean Hogan, Cistus Nursery, Portland
Sue Milliken, Far Reaches, Washington
Amy Sanderson, Stellata Plants, Saanich
Stellata Plants, Saanich
Liberto Dario, grower and tour guide, Greece