Designing with Hydrangeas and Their Relatives

With Andrew Bunting


Monday, Feb 22 @ 7pm

  • Virtual Event

Join Andrew Bunting, Vice President of Public Horticulture at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for a discussion on how to use Hydrangea and several of their relatives such as DecumariaSchizophragma, Dienanthe, etc. in the landscape and garden.  Andrew will review in depth selections of H. macrophyllaH. serrataH. paniculataH. quercifoliaH. arborescens and other species and cultivars and discuss how they can be successfully integrated into the garden.  At the end of the presentation time will be allowed to include a Q & A, but participants can also post questions during the presentation in the chat function.

Andrew Bunting in the Vice President of Public Horticulture at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. He previously served as Vice President of Horticulture and Collections at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Andrew was Assistant Director of the Garden and Director of Plant Collections at the Chicago Botanic Garden from 2015-2018.  For 27 years he was Curator at the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College.  From 1991-1992 is was curator at Chanticleer in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He has published over 200 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, Vietnam, Japan and South Africa.  Andrew is the recipient of American Public Gardens Association Professional Citation and received the Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development in 2010.  His home garden, Belvidere, in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania has been featured in This Old House Magazine and in the Wall Street Journal. Andrew published his first book in 2015 by Timber Press, The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias.

This virtual talk is hosted by Atlanta History Center in partnership with the American Hydrangea Society.

The American Hydrangea Society was formed in 1994 for people who love hydrangeas and want to "study and learn about the genus Hydrangea, its species and cultivars, as well as its culture, habits, hardiness, and performance." A fascination with the hydrangea in all of its forms is the common thread that unites the members of the AHS.

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