2019 RPA Celebrated Plant Expert

Andrew Bunting

Atlanta Botanic Garden, Georgia

 

 

Andrew Bunting is currently the Vice President of Horticulture and Collections at the Atlanta Botanic Garden. Previously he was Assistant Director of the Garden and Director of Plant Collections at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  For 26 years prior, he was Curator at the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College.  From 1991-1992 is was curator at Chanticleer in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Andrew is the past president of the Magnolia Society International. He has published over 100 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 and Vietnam.  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 The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias in April of 2016.

I have a profound respect for those who care for trees, one of Delaware's often forgotten treasures. Keep up the great work!

— Randy Fisher
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