Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center has received several prestigious awards from national organizations for its dedication to the preservation of native plants and for its excellence as a botanical garden.
In 1967, Mr. and Mrs. John Chambliss received the Garden Club of America's award for conservation and education.
In 1989 the American Horticultural Society gave its Catherine Sweeny Award to Susan Irvine, the Chambliss' daughter and heir to their commitment to the park, to recognize both the significance of Reflection Riding as a Botanical Garden and Irvine's devotion to it.
The Riding has been profiled in the Garden Club of America's archives at the Smithsonian Institute.
Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center is listed as a Reciprocal Garden in the American Horticultural Society.