Weddings at Chandor Gardens
"Your happily ever after begins here."
Reserve your special day. Dates are filling up fast for 2014.
|In The Gift Shop
Take the Gardens Home with you.
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.
711 W Lee Avenue
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
noon to 4:00 pm
Closed all City Observed Holidays.
Children 12 and under: Free
(Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Private Tours and Events
Available year-round by appointment.
|Secrets from the Garden
Chandor Gardens Newsletter - September 2013
As Autumn approaches, we may be long on heat, but the daylight is definitely getting shorter. The garden's plants are responding to Mother Nature's changes each day... some are setting seed; some are setting flower buds; some are going dormant. We invite you to personally witness this change of seasons. Come see us!
- The Chandor Gardens Staff
|Upcoming Events Yoga Classes
Every Tuesday & Thursday
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Instructor Loretta Benham offers yoga classes twice a week 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.
- Drop-in classes - $15 each
Four classes, prepaid - $48
Eight classes, prepaid - $80
- For more information call 817-597-1503 or 817-613-1700
Autumn Art Walk
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Noon to 4:00 pm
Calling All Vendors!
We are taking reservations for booth space at our Third Annual Autumn Art Walk. This popular event continues to attract more visitors each year. Our goal is to add to the variety of artists and activities as we grow. Once again, vendor spaces are free and available on a first come first served basis. Give us a call at 817-613-1700, email , or come on out to the Gardens and pick your spot.
Goblins in the Gardens
Sunday, October 27, 2013 12 noon to 4:00 pm
A spook-free, daytime, trick-or-treat experience for the whole family. A themed area will be decorated for personal photo. Costumes are encouraged. Guests 18 or under must be accompanied by an adult.
Hall Ensemble - "Melody and Poetry"
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
- String Trio, Bassoon and Actors
- Tickets: $60.00 per person
- Includes wine and refreshments
- Doors open at 6:45 pm for socializing
- Concert begins at 7:30 pm
Music tells stories and poetry adds rhythm to language. Hall Ensemble will weave exquisite music around poetry selections performed by actors from Amphibian Stage Productions. The program includes a World Premier for bassoon and strings by music critic Gregory Sullivan Issacs.
Tickets for this very special evening are on sale now at www.hallensemble.org
. Or, you may email
for additional information or to purchase tickets.
Plant of the Month
In spite of its common name, Evergreen Wisteria isn't really a wisteria at all.
A native of China, this liana grows to about 15 feet tall on woody twining stems that require vertical support. The leaves are evergreen in all but the coldest Texas winters. From July through November, it produces masses of beautifully-scented, multi-hued purple flowers on the tips of the vines. At Chandor Gardens, we have specimens planted along the north fence and on the stairwell between the mansion and the garage.
|New Statuary for the Garden
George and Sheryl Bray recently donated a pair of white ceramic statues to Chandor Gardens.
We installed them on the wall pedestals at the eastern end of the bridge, where Douglas Chandor originally placed his large statues of Kuan Yin.
The new statues are a male and female, each attired in traditional Chinese apparel and standing upon a pedestal. The woman holds a lotus blossom in her left hand, and a mirror in her right. The man holds a fan in his left hand and a scroll in his right. We are currently performing research to see if we can identify this mystical couple.
The origin of the statues is unknown, as they came from Mrs. Bray's mother's estate, which was composed of many eclectic items from around the world... the result of decades of international travel as an interior designer.
|New Life for an Old Vessel
Just about the time we think that we've discovered it all here at Chandor Gardens, something else comes unearthed.
While removing a declining shrub in one of the garden's beds, we found a large clay pot, festooned with a floral garland pattern. Something about it looked familiar, so we took a second look at some archival photos, and sure enough, there it is, a part of Chandor's garden back in the 1940's.
Toby Mize displays his handiwork at re-planting the historic pot with succulents.
At far left, a pair of the festooned pots flanks the front door to the mansion in this archival photo.
A brief, unexpected shower during a recent Master Gardener workday brought out the true blue fashionista in Dianne McMahan. Our thanks go to all Parker County Master Gardeners, who help keep Chandor Gardens and many other areas within Parker County looking beautiful.
|Holiday Parties at Chandor Gardens
Winter is just around the corner and available dates for holiday parties are booking up fast! Chandor Gardens will, once again, be decked out in all her finery for the holidays and ready to accommodate you and your guests for a truly magical evening. For pricing and package details contact us at 817-613-1700 or email .
|Chandor Gardens Memberships
A membership to Chandor Gardens is the gift that gives all year long. Annual memberships are available at 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