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Chanticleer Garden Tour and Talk

This event is full. To be added to the wait list, please contact  Howard Greenberg at heg23@cornell.edu

Within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. The Chanticleer estate dates from the early 20th-century, when land along the Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad was developed for summer homes to escape the heat of Philadelphia. The Rosengarten’s pharmaceutical business would become part of Merck & Company in the 1920s. There will be a talk by Christopher Dunn, Director of Cornell Plantations who will be visiting from Ithaca, followed by refreshments, and then a tour of the gardens. The event will be held rain or shine and garden attire is appropriate. Please try to car-pool to reduce the number of cars.

For more information please visit chanticleergarden.org.

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Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Cost: $25 per person
Location: Chanticleer, 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA

Christopher Dunn’s Talk: “Can Gardens Save the World?  Preserving our Natural and Cultural Heritage”

Just as Cornell University strives to educate students for global citizenship, Cornell Plantations aspires to be a worldwide leader among public gardens and conservation organizations. We live and work in an increasingly diverse global society, and it is more important than ever that we recognize our interdependence with the natural world.  The loss or preservation of biodiversity will impact our future health, food and economic security, and cultural diversity. Join us for a lively conversation as Executive Director Christopher Dunn describes the important work that Plantations and other public gardens are doing to save plants and the planet.

Cornell Plantations comprises a 25-acre botanical garden, 100-acre arboretum, and 3,400 acres of natural areas—including Cornell’s iconic gorges and Beebe Lake. Plantations is a living museum and a unique resource that enhances teaching and research, and makes Cornell one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.

Dr. Christopher Dunn became the director of Cornell Plantations in April 2014. Previously, as director of the Lyon Arboretum at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, he helped revitalize a 193-acre tropical rainforest and botanical garden with a $3 million renovation project and established an ecology research center committed to preserving the biological and cultural diversity of the Pacific region. Earlier, as executive director of research at the Chicago Botanic Garden, he developed a seed bank and conservation program in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and a graduate program in plant conservation at Northwestern University.

Event questions, please contact Howard Greenberg at heg23@cornell.edu
Registration questions, please contact Claire Stack at cms362@cornell.edu

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