So to continue with this series, last week on a glorious summer day we visited Chanticleer in Wayne, PA on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia, one of our favourite places. This is a wonderful garden that in our opinion rivals Longwood Gardens and feels more real. What I mean by that is Chanticleer in Wayne, PA does not groom the plants for just a one week show, what you see is how it really is. There may be some weeds in the borders, the plants show there age sometimes and whilst there is this reality it is still impressive.
Only open during the summer it is located on Church Road in Wayne. It was the hope of Christine and Adolphe Rosengarten and has been open since 1993 to the public. We love wandering the paths as you can get inspiration for your own yard or garden. The layout of the beds and the water features are magnificent and well worth the visit. You can sit and enjoy the gardens as there are seats scattered around to enjoy the vistas laid out before you. Friday evvenings the gardens stay open till eight and you are welcome to bring a picnic and abottle of wine to enjoy. It does get rather busy on Friday evenings and the limited parking does fill up but it is well worth it to wind down a long week enjoying these magnificent gardens at Chanticleer, Wayne, PA.
Enjoy this short video of our visit.