Lisa Roper is the Gravel Garden and Ruin horticulturist at Chanticleer, a public garden in Wayne Pa. where she has gardened for the past 26 years in various parts of the garden. 

Lisa also photographs Chanticleer Garden weekly for What’s in Bloom on the Chanticleer website. Lisa has a BFA in fine art from The Cooper Union in NYC where she studied photography and painting.

She is a graduate of the Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Training Program.

Lisa has been a guest gardener at Stellenbosch University Garden in South Africa and Great Dixter in West Sussex, UK. She is also a contributor to The Art of Gardening, design inspiration and planting techniques from Chanticleer. In her spare time, she gardens at home with her husband, Allan Summers and a flock of chickens who nibble the insects as she weeds.


2018 - 3 Chanticleer and the Evolution of the Gravel Garden