I was browsing through some vacation photos looking for inspiration for my new Marian garden that I’ll be planting in the Spring. I thought I would share these beautiful photos from my visit to Chanticleer garden in Wayne, PA. It was raining the day Tom and I visited, but it was magical. The planting combinations are impressive. It’s well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area.
Further away from the house, there are wide spaces filled with meadow inspired plantings. The photo above and the lillies below were taken in this area.
This photo showing two purple Adirondack chairs under an old Oak tree is situated fairly close to the house. If I lived here, I’d spend the entire summer reading in one of those two chairs.
The photo above shows my favorite of all the garden spaces at Chanticleer, the Tea Cup garden. This is how it looked when we visited in the summer of 2013. I have seen other photos of this garden online that suggest the planting scheme is changed every year. One photo I saw showed it planted with huge banana trees. Amazing! I fell in love with the crazy color scheme.
This is a quiet water feature located off the side of the house. What a great place for a dinner party!
This is the walking path along the back of the house. It is filled with an incredible assortment of plant material. You can see there are a lot of unexpected plants just by looking at the banana trees in the clay pots that line the walk way.
I thought this was a great view. You can’t tell from this photograph, but the serpentine shaped garden in the background is made up of decorative kale. It was very cool!
This is the area around the walk ways toward the back of the house. I love that olive jar covered in ivy.
Chanticleer also has a beautiful woodland area that is planted with a great selection of plant material. Here is a photograph showing the small stream that flows through the woodland.
As you can see from the plantings that surround this birch, the woodland planting scheme is as interesting as the plants close to the house. A lot of thought and care have gone into this garden space. It’s amazing!
I thought this was a very cool idea. There is a porch that has a large pot filled with water that the staff decorates with cut flowers from the garden. They have added that dark dye that turns the water almost black. This is something we can all do. Brilliant!
The walk ways surrounding the house are jam packed with interesting plants. I hope you enjoyed the photos!