• 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, Weatherford, Texas
In This Issue
Tis the Season
Upcoming Events
Just a Snap or Two
Around the Garden
Parker County Master Gardeners Wreath & Garland Party
Parting Shot
Chandor Gardens Memberships
Weddings at Chandor Gardens
Weddings at Chandor Gardens
"Your happily ever after begins here."

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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

Karen Nantz
Fax: 817-598-4354
email KNantz@

Steven Chamblee
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Public Hours
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

noon to 4:00 pm

Closed all City Observed Holidays.

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 - December 2014  
Tis the Season

Tis the season here at Chandor Gardens,
And if there's no snow today, a thousand pardons.
Do come out and visit a while,
You might not laugh, but you're sure to smile.
There's lots to see, for one and all,
For we've strung many trees and decked the great hall.
Pick your favorite tree and make a wish,
Turn round three times and then do a swish.
Close your eyes and count to ten,
Count another ninety and open them again.
Did your wish come true? Is it sitting there on the floor?
If not, then perhaps it's behind that door.
Or under the counter, or on top of the sash,
Better go quick, make a mad dash!
"I've looked everywhere, but there's no wish for me!"
Don't worry, sweet child...it's under the tree.
Upcoming Events

Chandor Gardens Annual Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 13th, 2014
2:00 to 8:00 pm
Admission: FREE

Celebrate the Holidays at Chandor Gardens! Enjoy a stroll through the gardens and a tour of the mansion decorated from floor to ceiling with all the glitter and glamour you've come to expect at Chandor Gardens. Choirs and musicians will be entertaining throughout the day and Santa will be here (for kids of all ages) from 3 to 6p.m. Bring your camera and capture a special moment to treasure! The Chandor Gift Shop has expanded and will be open during the event for all your Holiday shopping needs.

Our Holiday Open House is held in conjunction with the Parker County Heritage Society's Tour of Homes.

This year's Candlelight Tour of Homes is the 33rd time that owners of some of Weatherford's oldest homes have opened their doors and welcomed visitors.

Summer and Santa

Tickets for venues other than Chandor Gardens are available at the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce as well as the Doss Heritage and Culture Center. For more information go to: www.parkercountyheritagesociety.com.

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

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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
Just a Snap or Two...

Here's just a quick snap or two, of the festivity inside,
Of the house where Douglas and Ina used to reside.
You get just a sample, just enough to whet your whizzit,
Just enough to entice the rest of you to come for a visit!

4 pictures below: From the traditional Parlor Tree to the whimsical EverGrinch Tree to the Tabletop Forest and the Dragon Lair, there's something for everyone at A Chandor Christmas.

Tabletop Trees

Original Dragons

2 pictures below: From the quaint little villages to the secret Owl nest, you're sure to find the best of the fest.

2 pictures below: Bejeweled windows frame lovely garden scenes.

Around the Garden

Autumn colors fade and fall away to make room for the holiday season.

above: Muted tones of 'Green Cloud' Cenizo to float against the yellow-gold of Cedar Elm.

above: The last of the freeze-crisped leaves of 'Bloodgood" Japanese Maple.

above: Pastel-colored new growth on Nandina.

above: The last rose blossom in the garden smiles softly as she prepares for a long winter's nap.

Double takes are everywhere...

The Christmas tree above is echoed by another tree across the Silver Garden (below).

Christmas Tree

Below, the festooned bridge appears again, this time reflected in an aged glass pane.

Snowflakes in Window
Parker County Master Gardeners Wreath & Garland Party

As always, the Parker County Master Gardeners went above and beyond the call of duty, this time taking the tedious task of hand-making wreaths and garlands and transforming it into a party. Using Ashe Juniper and Arizona Cypress cuttings from the garden, this talented team of dynamos braved a frigid day to create and hang about 100 feet of natural garland across the bridge and front door at Chandor Gardens...and they did it with style and a smile. We think Douglas would say, "Tootle Pip!"

above: Linda Fewell and Sunshine Lockley.

above: Lynda Lentz, Joe McAdams, LaDonna Stockstill, Liz Street, and Patti Lankford.

above: Linda Fewell, Rebecca Jones, and Thresea Tabor.

above: It takes the whole crew to transport and install the 40-foot garlands.
Parting Shot

Almost lost amid the bright bling of modern holiday cheer inside the Chandor mansion, a vintage photo hangs upon the wall. In it, Douglas Chandor is captured, intently lost in his work of painting. He appears most content, relaxed, pipe dangling from the corner of his mouth...in the same room where this photo now hangs.

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  


We look forward to seeing you in the Gardens.

-The Chandor Gardens Staff
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