Daniel J. Hinkley is the creator of the fabled garden at Heronswood and has won a reputation as one of the foremost plant collectors of our time. Among his awards for lifetime achievement are the Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal from the Scott Arboretum, the Liberty Hyde Bailey award from the American Horticultural Society, and the Veitch Memorial Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society. In 2019, the Daniel J. Hinkley Asian Maple Collection was named in his honor by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. His lectures are legendary, and his current garden at Windcliff, on Washington State's Kitsap Peninsula, is renowned for its audacious design as well as for its deft use of rare, fascinating plants.
"This is a wonderful book by someone who loves the world and finds it centered in the garden, be it in the wilds of the Himalayas or on a bluff looking out to the city of Seattle, Washington." --Jamaica Kincaid, novelist, essayist, gardener"Dan Hinkley is a rare man, generous, inspired, and gifted with an eye for beauty that is given to few people. How I long to wander again in the galloping beauty of his garden at Windcliff. Here it is, in all its inspiring wonder." --Anna Pavord, author of Landskipping and The Curious Gardener"Dan Hinkley walks us through the wonders of his exceptional garden as only a plant collector, lecturer, and writer of his caliber can--the next best thing to experiencing it in person." --Alan Maskin, architect, Olson Kundig"I can't think of anyone who can match Dan Hinkley's impact on North American horticulture, and the artistry of Windcliff is his supreme achievement." --Panayoti Kelaidis, senior curator and director of outreach, Denver Botanic Gardens "Magical images and revelatory anecdotes and humor abound in Hinkley's garden autobiography. Windcliff is worth reading for glimpses of the rarefied world of international plant exploration and stories about the making of an extraordinary garden." --Digging "This is a wonderful book for any plant person. It's beautifully illustrated by Australian photographer Claire Takacs... It's one of those books that is readable, and yes, it's visually inspiring." --Growing with Plants "A perfect book for all those who appreciate gardening." --Garden Design Magazine "A beautiful hardcover...and a dirt-cheap way to travel the world as an armchair explorer and designer and is a book that will inspire experimentation and new planting ideas." --The News Tribune