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2017 Lecture Series August

Traveling is the theme for this year's lecture series. Plants and soil that originate in one place can often be found a continent away. This series explores some of the ways they got there. All lectures will take place in the Manor House at the Garden.

         Thank you to Portland Nursery for sponsoring this year's series.



The Life and Times of a Modern Plant Explorer

Dan Hinkley - Lecture is full

Hydrangea - Plum Passion - Doreen Wynja for Monrovia 2.jpg


Photo: Hydrangea - Plum Passion - Doreen Wynja for Monrovia


Description: Author, plant collector, lecturer, teacher, consultant, nurseryman, naturalist, and gardener, our speaker Dan Hinkley has traveled the world in his quest for distinctive plants. His search has taken him to China, Korea, Nepal, Chile, Vietnam, and remote areas of North America. In this lecture, he will focus on the expeditions themselves - plant explorations and their associated challenges, which are very different from challenges faced by early plant explorers. In contrast to the technological improvements that have made traveling much more comfortable and much less rigorous, political boundaries and regulations that vary from country to country can make things quite complicated. Learn the stories behind some of the plants that Dan is particularly proud of having introduced into cultivation. Dan established Heronswood Garden in Kingston, WA with his partner, Robert Jones. He has written several books about plants from his travels, including "The Explorer's Garden." More recently, Dan and Robert have developed a new garden and nursery, Windcliff, dedicated to propagating only those plants they feel deserve greater recognition in gardens of North America.


Date: Wednesday August 23,7:00pm-8:30pm  

The No Host Bar will open at 6:00pm and lectures begin at 7:00pm. Join us early and enjoy the East Terrace or go for a stroll in the Garden.


To register for "Finding David Douglas" in September click here.

To register for "Cataclysms on the Columbia:The Great Missoula Floods" in October click here. 


Reservations required: $10/person / FREE for Leach Garden Friends members 


Leach Garden Friends members: please contact the office by email or phone to register for this lecture - 503-823-1671 or  info(at)leachgarden.org