Showing posts from July, 2014

Heronswood - one of America's top woodland gardens - sailing back into the limelight with Dan Hinkley at the helm

Gardeners and plant lovers the world over will have heard of both Dan Hinkley and Heronswood Garden. Hinkley enjoys rock-star status in the gardening world and is recognised as one of the greatest American plantsmen and explorers, whilst his former nursery, Heronswood, located on the Kitsap Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest, once drew gardeners from all over the world in search of rare and unusual plants. But since the turn of the century it has been at the heart of a drama that would make good prime-time soap viewing. Hinkley founded Heronswood in 1987 with partner, Robert Jones and it was their boundless enthusiasm and his determination to travel the world in search of rare and interesting plants that soon made the nursery a veritable horticultural mecca for plant enthusiasts. He travelled frequently to India, China, Nepal, Japan and Vietnam in search of plants that would grow in the United States. And, once home, he applied his considerable skills to propagating and promoting unusu…

Wordless Wednesday - Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle because there are just too many wonderful gardens to see here ... Heronswood, the Elisabeth Miller Botanical Garden and Windcliff, the magical private garden created by Dan Hinkley. All to be reviewed later.

Tacit Tuesday - Visit to the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island

Nature can live without man, but man cannot live without nature. Prentice Bloedel