• s chandor bowling green 1909 w
  • s chandor bridge 1898 w
  • s chandor home bridge 1971 w
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In This Issue
The Passing of Seasons
Upcoming Events
A Peek Back in Time
Around the Garden
Parting Shot(s)
Chandor Gardens Memberships
Weddings at Chandor Gardens
Weddings at Chandor Gardens
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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.
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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 - November 2014  
The Passing of Seasons
Autumn brings many obvious changes to the garden. The dramatic transformation outside seems to awake an awareness within us, as we contemplate our personal passing of seasons. It reminds us that our lives are indeed inseparable from the natural world, and coaxes us to celebrate this wondrous unity. We encourage you to take a few moments to personally honor this harmony with a walk through the garden.
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
A Peek Back in Time
Few vintage photos of Chandor Gardens in winter exist, as almost all were taken at the height of the Spring bloom. The photo below shows the Boxwood Garden, always in shade then as now, but with a brightly lit tableau reflected in the window. As a bonus, a small dog appears in the photo, just to the left of the fountain.


Vintage Chandor Gardens
Around the Garden
As Autumn turns to Winter, we take a moment to reflect on this season of change.

Around the Garden
Pre-freeze, cooler temperatures enhance the floral color on this Dragonwing Begonia.


Around the Garden
One of the garden's many varieties of Encore Azaleas flowers freely in late Autumn.


Seed collecting is a part of the autumn garden ritual at Chandor Gardens...

Around the Garden

Alamo Vine (Merremia dissecta).  


Around the Garden
Anacacho Orchid Tree (Bauhinia lunaroides)


Around the Garden
Goldenball Leadtree (Leucaena retusa) seed capsules grow to over a foot long.


The next 4 pictures below:

Leaves begin to change colors; some subtle, some vibrant. 






Above and below: Toby Mize digs some tropicals from the garden before the first freeze. They are destined for overwintering in the greenhouse.  



Above and below: As a single rose blooms defiantly into the face of Old Man Winter, a delicate new bud appears on the Leatherleaf Mahonia... it will grow into spray of bright yellow February blossoms.



Perennial Dianthus is joined by annual Pansies.  


A truckload of 'Copperfield' Pansies was donated to Chandor Gardens by Texas nurseryman Kenneth Cranfill.  


Parting Shot(s)
During a recent cleaning of the Dragon Fountain, garden staff found themselves in need of a place to rest their sunglasses. We simply couldn't decide which photo made a better parting shot, so we'll let you decide.

Cool Dragon 1

Cool Dragon 2


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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