Flowers are in bloom - That means visiting our local gardens. You may have heard of Longwood gardens, but have you gone to Chanticleer Gardens.
Chanticleer Garden near Philadelphia PA offers the locals the opportunity to visit elegant public flower and landscape gardens on 35 acres of the estate. With floral gardens, lush green forest paths, water lily ponds and thoughtfully placed respites with Adirondack and other custom-designed chairs – Chanticleer is a pleasure garden.
According to their website and brochure, the Chanticleer Estate was home to the Rosengarten family whose pharmaceutical company became part of Merck & Company. Chanticleer opened to the public in 1993 at the bequest of Adolf Rosengarten Jr. by creating the endowment of The Chanticleer Foundation. The majority of the floral gardens and landscaping were completed through the foundation. Chanticleer, designed by architect Charles L. Borie in 1913 with landscape architect Thomas Sears, was part of the development that occurred along the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. This area, extending northwest of Philadelphia, became a summer retreat for wealthy Philadelphia families in the early part of the 20th century, and is now known as the Main Line.
Cost is $10.00 for those over 13. It's a great place to walk around and look at flowers. Gardens at Chanticleer are open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. I was thinking of meeting at 11:00 am and seeing the beauty of the gardens. I'm expecting to stay for 1-2 hours just enjoying the gardens. Afterwards, we can find a place to eat for a late lunch (optional).
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