Where's Dan?

Dan is on the road regularly, delivering lectures and workshops on Clematis, Native Vines, Vines For Containers, Propagation and other subjects.  He is available to speak at your conference or garden club meeting. Please use the Contact Us page to reach him and work out the details. Please note: Some times are not available due to peak season nursery obligations.

Dan is a former instructor at Longwood Gardens and has lectured on the road for many years to audiences small and large including the New York Botanical Garden and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. His presentations include hundreds of beautiful images and gardening ideas to inspire audiences.

I came across the name Dan Long when reading Margaret Roach’s gardening blog earlier this year (2014), and thought the Vancouver Hardy Plant Group would enjoy hearing a lecture on vines with a focus on the new varieties of fragrant Clematis that are coming from The Netherlands.

192 people can’t be wrong!  We thoroughly enjoyed Dan’s talk with accompanying excellent images often showing some innovative ways of using vines in home gardens along with some beautiful plant combinations.

Dan has a deep knowledge of plants and his lecture style was informative and interesting.  He talked on the cultivation of vines, including pruning and he came prepared, knowing we in Vancouver BC are in a far different climate zone from his nursery in Athens, Georgia and his image list reflected plants that would be happy in our climate.

We were very pleased to have been the location of Dan’s first international lecture.

Gillian Collins


Vancouver Hardy Plant Group