• s chandor bowling green 1909 w
  • s chandor bridge 1898 w
  • s chandor home bridge 1971 w
  • s chandor bowling green stream 1891 w
  • s chandor fountain 1884 w

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Chandor Gardens Newsletter - June 2021

We have certainly had a dynamic spring so far this season! Lots of rain, some sun, even more rain, and now the Garden is lush with life. What a perfect time to schedule some photography in the Garden! We have plenty of vibrant spots that would be perfect for that keepsake photo of you and your loved ones. All you need to do to inquire about photography is call us at 817-598-4334.

We have lots of fun events coming up, and will even start promoting our Fall lineup shortly, so please keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram for fast updates!

See you in our beautiful spring Garden,
The Chandor Gardens Staff


Fourth of July

Chandor Gardens is closed July 4th

Chandor Gardens will be closed on the 4th of July, but fret not! Weatherford Parks and Recreation has an AMAZING Spark in the Park lineup ready for you!

Per Park's social media announcement: "We are proud to present: BLUE OYSTER CULT, the original rock and roll legends! They will be our headlining act on July 4th at the Heritage Park Amphitheater and will be opened by the most excellent Texas Clearwater Revival! Make plans for more cowbell this Independence Day because you won't want to miss this historic event."


This is one of the largest fireworks displays in North Texas and can be seen from miles away! Check out the event page for more information! https://fb.me/e/5qXEFa67e

Yoga Frog

Yoga Classes

Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Class Sizes Limited
Call to Make Reservation: 817-597-1503
Fee: $12 per class for drop-ins, or $60 per month for monthly unlimited classes
Led by: Loretta Benham

Instructor Loretta Benham offers yoga classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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. For more information call 817-597-1503 or 817-613-1700.


Pollinator Season

Pollinator Season - Bee on Purple Coneflower

They're all out! Bees, butterflies, and even wasps and flies all do their part to help pollinate our blooms and yours, and we welcome their involvement in making our ecosystem thrive. There are things you can do at home to help our pollinators thrive. For instance, if you find you have aphids, consider waiting to reach for the bug killer if possible. Instead, consider visiting your local garden center and picking up some native ladybugs! Not only will they eat all your aphids, but they will then pollinate your Garden all season!


Historic Donation

Douglas Chandor's hand-carved tobacco pipe
Douglas Chandor with his hand-carved tobacco pipe

A piece of history came home this May, and we couldn't be more excited! On behalf of her parents, Jerrye and Neal McDonald, Helen Sink donated Douglas Chandor's hand-carved tobacco pipe back to the Gardens. Douglas was rarely ever seen without his pipe, almost as if it were an extension of him. Jerrye and Neal purchased his pipe at the estate sale in the early '80s and have now donated it back to the Garden just today! We are beyond grateful for their generosity and are elated and thankful to have a small piece come home to stay.

Gift Shop is in the Chandor Gardens Mansion

Gift Shop

Take the Gardens home with you. There are postcards, note cards, prints, and t-shirts sporting 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.

Plant of the Month

Asiatic Lilies (Lilium asiatica)
Asiatic Lilies (Lilium asiatica)

Asiatic Lilies (Lilium asiatica)
Our Asiatic Lilies are starting to bloom, and words can't describe how large and vibrant these are. Each bloom is the size of a dinner plate and reaches heights between 2 and 4 feet! They will be in bloom for the next week or so, so don't miss your opportunity to see these bright and vibrant specimens!


Parting Shot

Parting Shot - Pentas

It seems fitting that as our warm summer is becoming increasingly imminent that our blooms are becoming richer and warmer themselves. These Pentas group together to make a crimson sea of flowers near the Courtyard entrance as if to give a warm welcome to all who enter. The Gardens are home to many flora and fauna, a rich history, and a sense of enchantment. Won't you come to visit?

Contact Information

Chandor Gardens
711 W Lee Avenue
Weatherford, TX 76086

Phone: 817-613-1700
Fax: 817-598-4354

Private Tours and Events
Available year-round by appointment

Public Hours
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, noon to 4:00 pm
Closed all City Observed Holidays

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