This website refers to the 2018 Workshop held last March.
Mark Your Calendar - Whidbey Gardening Workshop - March 2019

updated HinkleyKeynote by Dan Hinkley
Nationally recognized garden designer, writer, educator and speaker


Daniel J. Hinkley has been described as the ‘Indiana Jones of the Plant World’.  He has travelled the world collecting plants and been featured in the New York Times, Fine Gardening and Sunset Magazine.  He has also appeared in and served as a horticultural consultant for the PBS Nova program “the First Flower”.  Dan is the author of The Explorers Garden, Shrubs and Vines from Four Corners of the World and The Explorers Garden, Rare and Unusual Perennials.   

Dan currently resides in Indianola, WA where he is in the process of realizing his latest endeavor, the Gardens of Windcliff.  Among many and varied garden spaces the project includes a large greenhouse, raised beds, and a generous potager for research in edibles;  all on a south-facing bluff overlooking Puget Sound.  He is writing his third book for Timber Press in the Explorer’s Garden series and a book on the Making of Windcliff.

Above all, Dan Hinkley is committed to solid and sustainable horticultural practices, above average garden plants, landscapes of distinction and raising the collective aeareness of the diversity of plant life on Earth as well a the magic and mysteries of our world.


New This Year- A special "Meet & Greet Reception" with Dan Hinkley.  

Friday March 2, 2018   4-6 pm  This private event is limited to 35 guests.  Tickets are $25 in advance.  

Enjoy this wonderful opportunity for an informal chat with Dan and a chance to meet other gardeners from around our region.  Ticket includes: Rustica Cafe Wine Bar and Kitchen selection of early dinner starters, one drink--choice of draft beer or selected wine. 

To secure your reservation, purchase your ticket/s in advance.   Deadline for reservations is February 17th.  Include a $25 (1 ticket); $50 (2 tickets) in the "Optional Donation Amount" box that follows the lunch choices section on the registration.  You will receive an email acknowledgement of your ticket purchases. Reception.pdf

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