Chandor Gardens Newsletter March 2015

 
Chandor Gardens, Weatherford, Texas
In This Issue
Weddings at Chandor Gardens
Weddings at Chandor Gardens
"Your happily ever after begins here."

Reserve your special day. Dates are filling up fast for 2016.  
In The Gift Shop
Take the Gardens Home with you.
Chandor Waterfall Postcard
There are postcards, note cards, prints, and even t-shirts sporting The fabulous images of Chandor Gardens in our gift shop.

We feature unique handmade items by a variety of local artisans specializing in textiles, stained and fused glass, jewelry, painting, photography and much more.
Contact Information
Chandor Gardens
711 W Lee Avenue
Weatherford, TX
76086

Karen Nantz
Manager
Phone:
817-613-1700
Fax: 817-598-4354

Steven Chamblee
Horticulturist

Public Hours
Monday-Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturdays
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sundays
noon to 4:00 pm

Closed all City Observed Holidays.

Admission
Adults: $5
Children 12 and under: Free
(Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Private Tours and Events
Available year-round by appointment.

 


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Secrets from the Garden
Chandor Gardens Newsletter - March 2015 
Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter played in the garden this month; first laying down a layer of ice, then a blanket of snow. Somewhat troublesome, but it makes for lovely photographs and amazing memories. Even so, we look forward to the amazing springtime that's just around the corner.

 

 
Upcoming Events

"Spring Fling" at Chandor Gardens
Saturday, April 4th
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Admission $1 per person

Celebrate the arrival of a long-awaited Spring season at our annual "Spring Fling" to help us welcome in warmer weather and renewed gardens! This popular event features music, food, and area artists and craftsman.

Every year, our list of talented participating artists and vendors grows and this year will be no exception. The gardens will be loaded with talented people displaying, demonstrating and selling their unique arts and crafts.

Law Dawg concessions will be on hand with a variety of tasty treats and music will be provided by Kevin Townson and his young guitar ensembles, as well as a sprinkling of music from the Weatherford High School jazz band.

So come on out and see the gardens in full bloom and bring your camera for a special family photo or two!

CALLING ALL VENDORS!
As we grow and expand this popular event every year, we're always looking for new and talented artists and craftsmen to come join in on the celebration and display/sell your goods to the public. This event is FREE (YES, FREE!) to all vendors. We are opening the gates at 8 am for vendor set up and allowing to 4 pm for vendor break down. If interested, please call 817-613-1700 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Yoga Classes
Every Tuesday & Thursday
5:30 to 6:30 pm

buddha frog

 

Instructor Loretta Benham offers yoga classes each Tuesday and Thursday at Chandor Gardens. Loretta's mix of energetic sequences incorporated with stillness through breath work and meditation to quiet the mind will provide a healthy addition to any workout regimen.  

  • Bring your mat and wear comfortable clothing
  • In inclement weather, classes will be held in the Great Room. 
  • Price: Donation based
  • For more information call 817-597-1503 or 817-613-1700
 
Around the Garden


New flowers on American Elm were promptly sheathed in ice.
Ice covering fruits on a Weeping Yaupon Holly.
Boxwood Garden.
Bowling Green looks lovely in white.
Huge Cedar Elm towers over the Silver Garden.
  Asmall Coralbark Japanese Maple flaunts it's brightly-colored twigs.
Raccoon tracks tell the story of night time adventures in the garden.
The bunny sculpture contemplates tulip leaves rising from the snow.
Snow-crowned branches (left) fling forth like wild black and white sculptures.
Stone lantern (above and below)
 

Same scene as above, viewed from and toward the front door.
 
Report from the Bridge

Recent pond renovations allowed for close inspection of Chandor Garden's trademark bridge, which revealed some structural issues that could only be corrected by replacing the entire bridge.


So we said a sad goodbye to the bridge built by Chuck and Melody Bradford in the mid-1990's (above) and proceeded with construction of a new bridge that would more closely reflect Douglas Chandor's original 1936 design (below).
 


Fortunately, Chandor Gardens still has Chandor's original sketches to guide us in fabricating a new bridge.


Weatherford Parks, Recreation, & Special Events sent Carpenter Jim Sullivan and his assistant, Kevin Goodworth, to spearhead the challenge and custom-build each component of this iconic landmark.
 

Below: Iced over outside, Jim Sullivan continues on, using the weather delay to make new bridge posts in the shop. The new bridge will soon have railings and other ornamental features installed.

 

 
 
Parting Shot

Buried in snow, a small Buddha statue in the center of the garden made us laugh, as his relaxed smile makes him look like he is enjoying a warm bubble bath!

 

 
Chandor Gardens Memberships

A membership to Chandor Gardens is the gift that gives all year long. Annual memberships are available:
  • individual ($20)
  • family ($60)
  • contributor ($100)
  • and corporate ($500) levels.
For more information give us a call at 817-613-1700 or email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
We look forward to seeing you in the Gardens.

-The Chandor Gardens Staff
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