The Miller Memorial Lecture

Mrs. Miller was dedicated to the education of gardeners and relished the opportunity to share her insights with others and to bring knowledgeable horticulturalists to the Pacific Northwest to share their experiences. As a lasting gift to the horticultural community, the Pendleton and Elisabeth Carey Miller Charitable Foundation, the Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden, the Northwest Horticultural Society and the Elisabeth C. Miller Library sponsor a free annual memorial lecture to remember the legacy of Betty Miller.

The Sponsors are pleased to announce the

21st Annual Elisabeth C. Miller Memorial Lecture

featuring

Helen Dillon

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington

Email invitations for this free lecture will be sent in August. To receive an invitation to this event as well as other Miller Garden and Great Plant Picks events please contact us at info@millergarden.org.

Helen Dillon Helen Dillon's garden in Dublin
Past speakers have included:
2014: “A Tribute to Mrs. Miller and the Miller Legacy”
Val EastonDan HinkleySteve Lorton
(From left, above) Valerie Easton, writer, author and former manager of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library; Daniel Hinkley, writer, lecturer, plant explorer and nurseryman; and Steve Lorton, writer, lecturer and former NW Bureau Chief of Sunset Magazine
2013
Tony Avent, Plantsman, Horticulturalist and owner of Plant Delights Nursery
2012
Peter Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden
2011
Lynden Miller, “Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape”
2010
Gordon Collier, “A Land Apart: New Zealand’s Remote Offshore Chatham Islands”
2009
Roy Lancaster, “Mad About Plants — A Plantsman’s Garden”
Download Roy’s Plant List (PDF)
2008
Kathryn Gustafson, “Landscape in a Changing Environment”
www.ggnltd.com, photo courtesy Charles Hopkinson
2007
Graham Rankin, “The Most Beautiful Garden in Wales”
www.aberglasney.org
2006
Peter Valder, “The Romance of Chinese Garden Plants: Their Role in Art, Literature, Symbolism and Everyday Life”
2005
Julie Moir Messervy, “Inspired by Bach: Creating the Toronto Music Garden with Yo-Yo Ma”
www.jmmds.com and blog at www.blog.jmmds.com
2004
Roger Phillips, “Adventures in Plants and Roses”
www.rogersplants.com
2003
Frank Cabot, “The Maturing of a Garden”
2002
Penelope Hobhouse, “Nature and Art: Keeping the Balance”
2001
Daniel J. Hinkley, “Life in My Garden”
www.danieljhinkley.com
2000
Ken Druse, “The Collector’s Garden”
www.kendruse.com
1999
Daniel J. Hinkley, “Endless Bounty: Plants for Northwest Gardens from Around the World”
1998
Roy Lancaster, “Travels of a Plantsman: An Account of Recent Travels in China, Japan and Chile”
1997
Judith Tankard, “Walking in the Bootsteps of Gertrude Jekyll: Her Influence on Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman”
www.judithtankard.com
1996
Jim Gardiner, “A Year at the RHS Garden: Past, Present and Future”
1995
Sir Ghillean Prance, “Plant Diversity and Conservation from Brazil to Kew Gardens”