Monday 14 October 2019 speaker preview
Vice President of Horticulture and Collections, Atlanta Botanical Garden
PROGRAM DETAILS: 25 Great Magnolias for the South
Andrew Bunting will cover an array of 25 great ornamental magnolias for the southern states, including both evergreen and deciduous cultivars, species and hybrids.He will also cover some of the great native magnolias which are great landscape plants.He will cover attributes, growing conditions, landscape uses and propagation techniques.
BIO: Andrew Bunting is Vice President of Horticulture and Collections at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Formerly the Assistant Director of the Garden and Director of Plant Collections at the Chicago Botanic Garden from 2015-2018, Andrew was the Curator at the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College for 26 years and was the curator at Chanticleer in Wayne, Pennsylvania in the early nineties. Andrew is the past president of the Magnolia Society International and The Delaware Center for Horticulture.He has also served as Chair of Horticulture for the Philadelphia Flower Show; served on the Woody Plant Conference Committee for 16 years; and has done committee work for Bartram’s Garden, Tyler Arboretum and Awbury Arboretum.He has published over 200 articles in American Gardener, Arnoldia, The Hybrid, Fine Gardening, The Magnolia Society Journal, Green Scene and Organic Gardening.He has lectured extensively in the United States, as well as, England, Belgium, Poland and New Zealand.Andrew has participated in plant expeditions to China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and South Africa.Andrew is the recipient of American Public Gardens Association Professional Citation and received the Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development in 2010.His home garden in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Belvidere has been featured in This Old House Magazine and in the Wall Street Journal. Andrew published his first book in 2015 by Timber Press, The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias.