2015 Spencer Lecture presents
2015 Spencer Lecture Series
"The Life and Times of a Modern Day Plant Hunter"
Thursday, March 5 | 6:30 p.m.
The 17th annual Spencer Lecture will be held on Thursday, March 5 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Linn-Henley Lecture Hall, it will feature a reception prior to the evening lecture from 5 - 6 p.m.
This free annual event brings noted botanist Dan Hinkley to Birmingham Botanical Gardens for an intriguing talk titled “The Life and Times of a Modern Day Plant Hunter.”
Seattle based horticulturist and plant explorer Dan Hinkley leads his audience into mountainous regions of the world in search of plants for the gardens of North America and beyond. From his experiences in China, Vietnam, Myanmar, New Zealand, Chile and others, Hinkley will illustrate the process of plant collection, the reasons why it remains important and the end product of good plants growing in his 6.5 acre, zone 8 garden.
Hinkley works as a consultant, author, lecturer and is director of Heronswood Garden in Kingston, Wa.
The Spencer Lecture Series is made possible by the Virginia Beeland Spencer Lecture Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. The fund was started by the late Williams M. Spencer, III in honor of his wife, the late Virginia Beeland Spencer.
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