A Visit to Chanticleer (Part I)

Last week, I joined a Landscape Design group from FGCMD that went to Wayne, PA to visit the former home of the Rosengarten family, just outside Philadelphia. I enjoyed the gardens so much I am sending you a few photos in the hope that you will put them on your “To Visit” list for this summer.

The building of the house was completed in 1913.

We spent just a few minutes going through the lower mansion, but we spent 2 1/2 hours on the tour of the grounds.

We had a tour guide but it would have been possible to do the tour on our own. The gardens have been open to the public since 1993. The gardens have changed since that date but the great trees and sloping lawns are still a spectacular feature.  Now seven horticulturalists take the responsibility for the design, planting and maintenance for their specific area. The main path through the area is just under a mile and there is so much to see and to photograph. I hope you will not be disappointed when you visit.

Editors note: Ha ha. A “few” photographs, she said! In the interests of getting a blog post out today, I am selecting a few photos from the beginning of Marjorie’s tour (closer to the mansion) to whet your appetites, making this post  Part I. The rest of the photo selections will be in a Part II.

 

 

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1 comment for “A Visit to Chanticleer (Part I)

  1. Karen Rock
    May 25, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Beautiful gardens! I think I will have to visit. Thanks Marjorie for sharing, and Sue for posting!

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