Keynote by Dan Heims
International speaker, horticultural educator, author and president of Terra Nova Nurseries

"The Greatest Garden Shows on Earth"

Dan has been a repeat visitor to the RHS Chelsea Show and RHS Hampton Court, two of the finest flower shows on earth.  He will share the most superlative flowers and display gardens imaginable. Dan's behind-the-scenes access, including his admission to Media Days for events, provides an unobstructed view that few attendees ever see.  From the rarest plants to a portrait of the queen, we'll have our share of "oohs and aahs!"  

 

Since 1973 Dan Heims has been deeply involved in all facets of horticulture. He has taught horticulture courses, wholesaled exotic plants and runs his own design-and-installation landscape business.  He is currently the president of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. Terra Nova's breeding programs have produced numerous international gold and silver-medal winners, not to mention an impressive 800 plant introductions.  

 

Dan's articles and photography have been featured in a number of magazines.  He has hosted a weekly radio gardening show and appeared on The Martha Stewart TV Show, Martha Stewart Omnimedia Radio, HGTV, and the BBC.  His work and his garden have been featured in USA Today, Forbes, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset Magazine, and Organic Gardening.  

Dan is a published author, having written the humourous Garden Clerk's Dictionary, and he coauthored Heucheras and Heucherellas with Grahame Ware (Timber Press).  He travels the world in search of the newest perennials. Along the way, he uses his unique blend of knowledge and wit and humor to captivate audiences around the globe.  Dan is a frequent speaker in every corner of the United States as well as in Japan, England, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, Australia and Canada.

 

 

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