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

Wednesday - Sunday

10am - 5pm

End of Season

The garden will remain open until Sunday, November 4th, 2018.
Opening day for the 2019 season will be March 27th.

Early Openings in 2018

The garden will open at 8:00am on November 3rd for our last early opening of the 2018 season.

Full Parking Lot

Our parking lot holds 120 cars and can fill on weekends and busy days. Please car pool and understand once we reach capacity, you will need to wait until the parking staff directs you to an open spot or plan to visit at a non-peak time.

News & Events

Perennial Plant Conference

The conference will be held at
Scott Arboretum on Friday,
October 19, 2018.
For more information see the Perennial Plant Conference website.

2019 Season Passes Now Available

Now available for purchase –
2019 Season Passes!

The Art of Gardening

Chanticleer's book,
The Art of Gardening, is available at book sellers everywhere, including Amazon.

Chanticleer In the News

High praise from
The New York Times,
Chicago Tribune, Garden Design,
St. Catharines Standard, and FlipKey by Trip Advisor.

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