FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David Cheng, Communications Manager
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
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Andrew Bunting returns to the Philadelphia Horticulture Scene
[Philadelphia - September 10, 2019] Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has named Andrew Bunting its Vice President of Public Horticulture, a new position that will lead PHS’s Urban Design, Public Landscapes, PHS Pop Up Gardens, and PHS Meadowbrook Farm. Bunting returns to Philadelphia after four years away where he held senior leadership positions at Chicago Botanic Garden and Atlanta Botanical Garden.
“We are excited to have Andrew join our team,” said Matt Rader, President of PHS. “Andrew’s passion for horticulture is contagious. He is a recognized and accomplished leader in public horticulture. This made him the perfect candidate to both elevate and engage everyone in PHS’s extraordinary work to create great horticulture in public spaces and parks.”
Prior to his work in Chicago and Atlanta, Bunting spent 29 years in the greater Philadelphia area, where he was employed by Scott Arboretum for 27 years, in addition to Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, and was owner of Fine Garden Creations, Inc. He is one of the most recognized horticulturists in the Philadelphia region and a highly regarded colleague in the world of professional horticulture. Bunting has amassed a plethora of awards including the American Public Gardens Association Professional Citation, Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development, Delaware Horticulture’s Marion Marsh Award, and the Certificate of Merit from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
In addition, Bunting has published over 200 articles in various national publications, lectured extensively throughout North America and Europe, and participated in plant expeditions throughout Asia and Africa. Bunting published his first book in 2015, “The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias.”
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1827, whose programs connect people with horticulture and collaboratively creates beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities. PHS believes that gardening can be put to work to address some of the region’s most pressing issues. To that end, PHS, with its decades of experience in urban greening, is poised to deliver significant impact around building social connection, increasing economic opportunity, providing access to fresh food and creating livable communities in the lead up to its 200th anniversary in 2027. PHS’s work is supported by proceeds from its world-renowned Philadelphia Flower Show, individual members and supporters, foundations, partners and government grants. For information and to support this work, visit PHSonline.org.