Past Chanticleer Scholars


Andrew Bunting - Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
The Chanticleer Scholarship aided Andrew’s participation in a botanical expedition in Sichuan, China in September 2010. This research trip involved the international collaboration of multiple organizations while collecting and documenting seeds amd specimens.

Stephanie Jutila - American Horticultural Society, Alexandria, VA
Stephanie attended the course, Leading for Organizational Impact: The Looking Glass Experience, offered by the Center for Creative Leadership. The course looks at the fundamentals of effective leadership: self-awareness, communication, influence, and learning agility.

MaryLynn Mack - Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ
MaryLynn participated in the Museum Leadership Institute (MLI) held at the Getty Center in Los Angeles in July 2010. MLI is an executive development opportunity that enhances the skills of experienced museum executives and strengthens their institutions’ capabilities.

Jennifer Lee - Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Gray Summitt, MO
The Chanticleer Scholarship afforded Jennifer to attend a three-day American Management Association seminar entitled, Leadership Skills for Supervisors. The seminar covered communication, conflict resolution, and leadership techniques.


Mark Dwyer - Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, WI
The Scholarship enabled Mark to attend numerous conferences nationally, where he met with other professionals and visited gardens across North America. The emphasis of his work was in youth education and horticultural therapy.

Adrienne Roethling - Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville, NC
The Scholarship afforded Adrienne the opportunity to develop her skills as a writer. She met with horticultural writers, enrolled in journalism classes, and attended the national meetings for the Garden Writers Association and the American Public Gardens Association.

Ian Simpkins - Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL
Through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ian attended the three-week Historic Preservation Studies course in San Gemini, Italy. The course covered the conservation of cultural heritage and preservation studies.

Brian Sullivan - Descanso Gardens, La Canada, CA
The Scholarship assisted Brian in the achievement of a Landscape Architect certificate at the University of California-Los Angelos Extension program. The certificate validated educationally his real-world accomplishments and experiences.


Brian Houck - Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL
The Scholarship contributed to Brian’s pursuance of a Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management at the Spetus Institiute of Jewish Studies in Chicago, IL.

Opening Times

Closed for the Season

The garden will open for the
2018 Season on Wednesday,
March 28, 2018.

News & Events

Chanticleer Lecture

April 29th, 3pm
Radnor Memorial Library
Winsor Room

Claudia West presents:
Wild and Neat: Bridging the Gap between Great Garden Design and Ecology
Free of charge, seating is limited.

2018 Season Passes Now Available

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2018 Season Passes!

The Art of Gardening

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