I was there just two weeks ago, and you photos really capture the spirit of Chanticleer. Naturally the day dawned without a hint of fog or smoke. The best way to take it in is probably through frequent short visits -- a reason to envy anyone within easy traveling distance. Author Adrian Higgins and photographer Rob Cardillo were also visiting Chanticleer that year in the course of researching and taking images for their new book, Chanticleer, A Pleasure Garden 2011. Located on Philadelphia's historic , Chanticleer retains a domestic scale and is welcoming to visitors for relaxation, walking, and picnics.
Last but not least, the ponds were beautiful. Just know that there are many of your blog followers who will be thinking of you and your family and wishing for the best possible scenario. I think I walk through it every time I am at Chanticleer just to see if it has been raked so everything is right with the world. How fortunateat for you to have such wonderful gardens close by with so much to offer through the seasons. Small by comparison with the other historic houses we have visited in the U.
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Pine trees are pretty boring at the best of times, and all the media fuss over the discovery of the Wollemi had turned us off the plant completely. Upon inheriting the estate, their son, Adolph G. But they look pretty happy in your photograph; maybe they were just swimming under the waterfall. To learn more about Chanticleer Garden, visit The second stop on our tour is just a short drive to Haverford College Arboretum. If you think you are in the wrong place then you have probably found it.
The change provided by self-seeding plants is something that I encourage in my own garden with amazing results. The story goes that late last century the garden's director declared 'no garden is complete without a ruin,' and since ruins were conspicuously absent in the area, he had one built. Discovered in 1994 not far from Sydney, by a National Parks and Wildlife Officer bushwalking on his day off, the pine belongs to a plant family 200 million years old. June 06, 2011 I stumbled upon by happy accident while on a during the summer of 2008. I've taken hundreds of images here in the last few years, and who knows what prompted me to look closer at the small details. When I looked at my map I saw that I completely missed the cut flower and vegetable garden along with bells woodland. Thanks for sharing all this beauty and your delight in it.
The most fun part of the garden, Chanticleer's 'ruin,' is not a ruin at all - just built to look like one. I love this place and when I get back 'home', am going to make sure I visit it again. What a wonderful time to be there. On a hill in the middle of Chanticleer is my favorite garden, The Ruin Garden. Other winter pursuits by the staff include study and travel to gardens around the world. I used to know the name of that euc-mimic honeysuckle, but -- age.
Christina Says: Christina, I try to write each post like it is an article in a gardening magazine. Disclosure: This book was sent to me for review by the University of Pennsylvania Press. I love that Mayapple and the Marble heads in the Ruin garden. There are so many wonderful details as you say. Every time I spotted something I wanted to comment on, I scrolled on and came to something new. William Thomas, head gardener and executive director at Chanticleer.
I have never gone on the porch. The Ruin The Ruin, again The Teacup Garden is easy to miss. The long views and big picture landscape design at Chanticleer are gorgeous: The Gravel Garden contains plants that like hot, dry, Mediterranean conditions, and they are allowed to self-seed to give it a natural unkempt look to link it to the adjoining Ruin Garden. The Wollemi Pine is one of the world's oldest and rarest trees. Cardillo's photographs reveal further nuances in Chanticleer's landscape: a rare and venerable black walnut tree near the entrance, pairs of gaily painted chairs along the paths, a backlit arbor draped in mounds of fragrant wisteria. Dee, I am not sure it was originally intended to be a teacup, but the name has stuck.