In the summer of 2011 my friend Betty from took me to Chanticleer in Wayne, Pennsylvania which is around a half hour drive from Philadelphia. It was a humid day and the temperature bubbled in the high nineties. But we had water, sensible shoes, paper fans and a picnic. We had a delightful time exploring the garden. Here is a little of what we saw.
There are many garden rooms at Chanticleer which are just that....rooms in a garden.
I call them 'sitooteries' because you sit out in them.
Stencilled chairs anyone? Similar chestnut leaf and bamboo designs can be found at The Stencil Library. There are many sitooteries at Chanticleer, I like the outdoor floral arrangements that feature in many of them.
Water is another big feature at Chanticleer, there are fountains,
and water features that mirror the sky,
I call them sky pools and have mini versions in my garden made from shallow, dark bowls.
I'll stop writing now as this is becoming a long post. I can sum up Chanticleer Garden in two words...
Chanticleer is not open every day, so please check first. I would hate you to be disappointed.
All photos my own, to see better ones visit their facebook page.