Daniel J. Hinkley, Plantsman: Author, Plant Collector, Lecturer
dba Heronmedia, a publications, design and consulting business.
B.S. Michigan State University, Horticulture, Education 1976
M.S. University of WA, Urban Horticulture, 1983
Selected Consulting and Design Projects
Hillcrest Renovation, University of Washington Presidents Mansion, ad hoc committee chair for landscape design, 2005, Seattle
Smithsonian Institute, horticultural consultant for Kathryn Gustafson, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd 2005, Washington D.C.
Heronswood Nursery and Garden, founder, co-owner (1987-2000) and Director of Collections (2000-2006), specialists in trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, perennials, ferns. design & construction, 1987-2005, Kingston, Washington
Windcliff, personal residence, design & installation, 2002 – 2007, Indianola, Washington
Martha Stewart Residences, consultant and correspondent, 1998 – 2005,
Skylands, Seal Harbor, Maine, Turkey Hill, CT and Bedford, NY residences
Richard and Elizabeth Hedreen, Indianola Residence, horticultural consultant for The Berger Partnership, 2002, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Washington Park Arboretum, Arboretum Master Plan, south Entrance, horticultural consultant for The Portico Group, 2004-2007, Seattle
Collier Family Residence, horticultural consultant, 2002, Naples, Florida
John Wott, Director of Washington Park Arboretum, Residence, garden and deck
design, 1999, Seattle
Elizabeth C. Miller, Highlands Residence, horticultural advisor and gardener, 1990 – 1991, Seattle
Selected ProfilesGarden Design Magazine, Into the Light, Joanna Fortnam, April 2007
New York Times, Where Eden Could Order its Plants, Ann Raver, October 6, 2005
Horticulture Magazine, A Gardeners Life, Tom Cooper, June 2005
Gardens Illustrated, Who’s Who, Val Easton, July/August 2005
New York Times Magazine, A Perfect Madness of Plants, Verlyn Klinkenborg, June 20, 1999
Fine Gardening, Tracking Down Terrific Plants, Steve Silk, December 1999
PBS NOVA Television, 'The First Flower', horticultural consultant, April, 2007
Martha Stewart Television, garden consultant, guest, 1996 - 2007
Edmonds Community College, Professor of Horticulture, 1987 - 1996
The Explorer' Garden, Shrubs and Vines from Four Corners of the World, 2009, Timber Press
Heronswood Nursery annual catalog, 25 to 250 pages, 1991 – 2005
Open Spaces, Adventures in the Plant Trade, volume 4, issue 4, 2002
(Other periodicals on request: American Gardener, Garden Design, Horticulture Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Pacific Horticulture, Seattle Times Pacific Magazine, Gardens Illustrated, Northwest Garden News, Garden Showcase)
The Explorers Garden, Rare and Unusual Perennials, 1999, Timber Press, fourth printing.
Winter Ornamentals, 1993, Sasquatch Press.
Recent AwardsVeitch Memorial Medal (V.M.M.), Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain, 2007, "for outstanding contribution to advancing the science and practice of horticulture".
George Robert White Medal of Honor, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 2007, "for one who has done the most to advance interest in horticulture in the broadest sense".
Liberty Hyde Bailey Award, American Horticultural Society, 2006
Medal of Honor, Garden Club of America, 2004
Marcel Le Piniac Award, North American Rock Garden Society, 2004
Scott Arboretum Gold Medal, lifetime achievement award, Swarthmore College, 2002
Garden Communicator of the Year, American Nursery and Landscape Association, 2001
White Gold Medal, Cleveland Horticultural Society, 2000
American Horticulture Society Book of the Year Award for The ExplorersGarden, 1999