On my yes-it-is-possible bucket list:
A trip to Chanticleer Garden
Chanticleer Garden, in Wayne, Pennsylvania defies any traditional description of a “public” garden. It is SO unique. And it is a place which I am very, very eager to visit. And so, I will be making what I call “a pilgrimage” in the not too distant future.
This is from their home page on their site.
Chanticleer was the private home of the Rosengartens until it became a foundation in 1990 and opened to the public in 1993. I grew up just a few miles from this place, but, of course, it was a private house then. Little did we all know just how famous and what a “destination” it would become. Some of the finest British gardens send designers-in-training to Chanticleer to train and learn. Now that is quite a distinction!
And then there is the book,
The Art of Gardening
Written by the staff at Chanticleer, it is a unique exploration of all kinds of gardening. The place, Chanticleer, is broken into fifteen distinct areas; each one is discussed in this book with lots of photographs. The individual gardeners who work here are allowed tremendous creative freedom. And the installed artwork, including many seating options, is so unusual and unique. I […]