Chanticleer Gardens

The other day I received the May 2008 Horticulture magazine and saw on pages 47-51 that Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA won The Award for Garden Excellence in 2007. I visited there in April 2005, before I was really into taking photos of everything, even though the people I was with wouldn’t believe that because I still have tons of photos from the place. But I don’t have any photos of the very cool old house or the signs. So here’s a bit of what I do have.

Ah, green grass.

Minder Ruin, where Minder House once stood – a second home on the property.

Terraces leading up to Minder Ruin.

These huge acorns are located within the ruin.

There’s nothing like spring trees and flowers in blossom. . .

I love this cool stone shed.

And the water garden.

We went into the woods (you know me, I have to go into the woods) and saw Jack in the Pulpit

Among other flowers:


And trees growing side by side:

And hellebores, one of my favorite springtime plants:

And flowering shrubs:



If you ever make it to the eastern end of PA, I recommend visiting Chanticleer Garden!

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynne at Hasty Brook
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 09:12:50



  2. Liza Lee Miller
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 09:31:38

    Lovely. The ruins are spectacular. All those delish flowers!


  3. Linda in Erie
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 11:28:37

    I just looked it up to see where it was as it looks like a really neat place to visit. I wish it was closer. We do plan on going back to the Smithsonian one of these years and Wayne, PA isn’t that far from there. Great pictures!! We love old buildings, ruins and history so I know we would love this place.


  4. jayne
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 17:13:21

    Oh my Pam! It almost looks like it’s out of a fairy tale it’s so beautiful! And you weren’t “taking photos” then? Pshaw!


  5. mon@rch
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 21:37:03

    what an amazing place and I love those acorns! Those photos are all amazing and looks like a fun place to visit!


  6. jason
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 22:13:38

    Beautiful photos, Pam! What a welcoming, comfortable place.


  7. Susan Gets Native
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 23:06:47

    Oh, man.
    That place looks like a home for pixies. Or sprites. Or cute little garden gnomes.
    I wanna live there.


  8. Kerri
    Mar 11, 2008 @ 07:13:59

    Looks like a WONDERFUL place to visit!! Thanks for sharing!


  9. cathy Wilson
    Mar 17, 2008 @ 21:40:44

    What a lovely breath of Spring. I’d love to visit this place. I’m glad you posted about it.


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