Bill arrived at the 48-acre pleasure garden Chanticleer in 2003, following 26 years at Longwood Gardens. He leads the talented and creative Chanticleer staff in its continued development of the young garden, now in its 26th year. He emphasizes an environmentally sensitive, multi-century approach to the property with a strong commitment to horticultural education. Chanticleer is a teaching garden, providing internships, scholarships and exchanges aimed at experiencing and learning the art of horticulture. The staff and he co-authored The Art of Gardening (Timber Press), recipient of the American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Award. Bill holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received the Scott Medal and Award in 2017 and the AHS Professional Award in 2016.