Evolution of a Plantsman's Garden

Evolution of a Plantsman's Garden

In-Person Horticulture and Gardening Class
Purple salvia growing in a garden.

Dates & Prices

Wednesday, January 15, 2025
6:00–7:30 pm

Inclement weather date: January 16, 2025

Fee: $39

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $35

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded. Please note that refunds are not available for programs moved to scheduled inclement weather dates.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

This class is intended as an adult learning experience.  Find out more about our Family Learning experiences.

Register by January 9, 2025

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Hear how Bunting transformed his suburban Philadelphia property into a renowned private garden consisting of multiple unique small spaces including his newly established gravel garden that was featured in The New York Times. Learn how a professional designs containers for the summer, herbaceous borders, and woodland gardens with a pond. Be inspired by how a joint project with a neighbor helped to create a 4,000 square foot fruit and vegetable garden, providing the best of each season’s bounty. Finally, gain insight into Bunting’s approach to garden design, plant choice, seasonal displays, and his maintenance regime. This lecture tells the story of one person’s ongoing trials and tribulations in creating a home garden that will inspire all.  


The Visitor Center Auditorium


Andrew Bunting


Andrew Bunting is Vice President of Horticulture and leads the utilization of planting and design to promote environmentally sound gardening practices at PHS. Bunting has elevated each of the departments he oversees and has increased the brand and visibility of PHS through their respective work.

Bunting received his B.S. in Plant and Soil Science from Southern Illinois University. Prior to arriving at PHS, he worked at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chanticleer Garden, and the Scott Arboretum for a tenure of 27 years. He has received the American Public Gardens Association’s Professional Citation, Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development, and the Certificate of Merit from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. He also serves on the Board of Magnolia Society International. Bunting published his first book in 2015, “The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias.”