Spring Study Day

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


To register for the Spring Study Day

Please send an e-transfer to lizatvhpg@gmail.com  with your name or names in the note section.

plantsman extraordinaire, author, windcliffe, washington
Dan Hinkley

DAN HINKLEY, Plantsman extraordinaire, author, Windcliff, Washington.

Four decades in two gardens:
Heronswood and Windcliff &
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 bardens, wicklow, ireland
Jimi Blake

JIMI BLAKE, Proprietor and Author, Hunting Brook Gardens, Wicklow, Ireland.

A Beautiful Obsession & Woodland Plants

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