• 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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  • A Retreat for Color & Shade
  • The Queen's Tea & Luncheon
  • Yoga Classes
  • Plant of the Month
  • Around the Garden
  • Parting Shot
  • Chandor Memberships


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Chandor Gardens Newsletter - July 2015

A Retreat for Color & Shade

If you find yourself in need this July of an escape from the heat and the ordinary, you couldn't pick a better spot than right here at Chandor Gardens. Morning times are perfect, but the gardens provide so much shade that any time of the day is ideal. So come on out to the garden and find your special "cool" place this July.

See you in the Garden,
The Chandor Gardens Staff


The Queen's Tea & Luncheon at Chandor Gardens

September 9, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
In The Great Room

In order to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II on becoming the longest reigning British Monarch in history, Chandor Gardens will be holding a "Queen's Tea and Luncheon" on Wednesday, September 9th inside the mansion. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will surpass Queen Victoria on this day to nab the title of longest on the throne, and we are thrilled to be a part of the small celebration being held worldwide in her honor.

This will also be a time to commemorate Douglas Chandor's coronation portrait of the queen, circa 1952. Douglas, (being born in England and had already previously painted royal family members) spent 6 weeks living in the Savoy Hotel in London as he vigorously labored away at the historical painting. While the original is permanently enjoyed in the British Embassy today, a beautiful lithograph copy of the portrait resides in the parlor of the mansion at Chandor Gardens.

Complimentary tea and scones will be given away from 10am-3pm inside the mansion. The luncheon will take place from 11am-1pm in the "Great Room", which was formerly Douglas's studio. For lunch reservations and menu selection, please contact caterer Kelli Hamilton at (817) 374-2697.

*All guests wearing large or fanciful hats will get in to the gardens for just $1.00 admission price all day long!

So come and enjoy the beautiful, tranquil gardens and celebrate this milestone in British history!


Yoga Classes

Tuesdays Only (beginning August 1st)
5:30 to 6:30 pm

Instructor Loretta Benham offers yoga classes each Tuesday 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.



"Your happily ever after begins here."

Reserve your special day.

Dates are filling up fast for 2016.

Contact us to schedule a tour.

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

Lemon Lollipop (Pachystachys lutea)

Lemon lollipop is a soft-stemmed tropical shrub, native to Peru, that matures to about four feet tall. Here in Texas, it makes a wonderful summer annual for shady flowerbeds. The actual flower is long and tubular, delicately emerging from a spike of bright yellow, geometrically-stacked bracts.


Around the Garden

Clockwise, from top left: Orange Cosmos greets visitors at the garden's entrance; the last daylily spike of the season makes a splash; a dragonfly rests on a stem; one of the garden's many lizards sunbathes on a stone.

July is high season for members of the mallow family!
Clockwise, from upper left: 'Lord Baltimore' blazes red; Pink Rock Rose is a dainty Texas native; 'Lady Baltimore' blushes in pink; a double shot of Texas Star Hibiscus.

Clockwise, from upperleft:
Hanging baskets float between the water and the Wisteria Trellis; Wisteria fruits hang from their namesake trellis; Crape Myrtle bark peels away in mysterious patterns; purple is the color of the season at Cox's Mountain.

Above and below: Caladiums rule the shadiest summer beds at Chandor Gardens.

Below Left: Silver Salvias, Dusty Miller, Periwinkles, and Sunpatiens Impatiens harmonize colors.
Below Right: We snuck a yellow & orange ornamental pepper into the mix just for fun!


Parting Shot

We found a fallen blossom of lemon lollipop wedged into one of our favorite garden signs... and thought that Mr. Browning would be delighted.


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)
  • corporate ($500)

For more information give us a call at 817-613-1700 or email .


Contact Information

Chandor Gardens
711 W Lee Avenue
Weatherford, TX 76086

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

Steven Chamblee


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.)

Private Tours and Events
Available year-round by appointment.


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