Plantsman Dan Hinkley, Confirmed as Keynote!

Dan Hinkley’s talks at the 2017 IMGC are made possible, in part, through the generosity of Timber Press.

We are so thrilled to announce that Dan Hinkley has agreed to deliver  the keynote address at the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference on Thursday, July 13, 2017!  The keynote address will be ‘The Forgotten Elements of Good Design: Texture, Movement and Fragrance‘.

Dan will also deliver a concurrent class session on that same day, entitled ‘My Life in Gardening‘.

Dan is a teacher, writer, lecturer, consultant, nurseryman and gardener who has been recognized with numerous awards, and was one of the co-founders of the renowned Heronswood Nursery in Kingston, WA.  He now maintains his garden, Windcliff, in the Pacific Northwest.  He has been described as the ‘Indiana Jones of the Plant World’, with an ‘inconvenient fear of heights’, given his penchant for collecting plants on mountaintops.

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.

He has been featured in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Fine Gardening, Horticulture Magazine, and Sunset Magazine.  He has appeared on Martha Stewart television, where he served as a gardening consultant for 10 years.  He has also appeared in and served as a horticultural consultant for the PBS Nova program ‘The First Flower‘.

He is the author of  two Timber Press books:  ‘The Explorer’s Garden, Shrubs and Vines from Four Corners of the World‘ (2009, Timber Press) and ‘The Explorers Garden, Rare and Unusual Perennials‘ (1999, Timber Press, now in its fourth printing).



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Gail Langellotto

I'm a Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, where I also coordinate the statewide Master Gardener Program.

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