Creating Windcliff: The New Garden, Mistakes and Miracles Found Along the Way

Creating Windcliff: The New Garden, Mistakes and Miracles Found Along the Way

with Dan Hinkley
Monday, April 19, 2021

Windcliff, a 6.5 acre garden on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound, is the second garden of horticulturist Dan Hinkley and his partner, architect Robert L. Jones. With a due south facing aspect, and thirty soils, Hinkley began to visualize the garden in 2000 while Jones set about designing their house. Both horticulture and architecture were meant to be inseparable. Using a wide palette of plants from western North America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and China, many representing his own collections made by seed over the past 35 years, the reason and process of assembling them in a naturalistic style- along with the mistakes and miracles found along the way, will be the subject of this hour-long presentation. Hinkley will welcome all questions from attendees at the end of his talk.

Dan is an award-winning teacher, writer, lecturer, consultant, nurseryman, naturalist and gardener. (His latest book, Windcliff, A Story of People, Plants and Gardens was released just last year.) 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.

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