• 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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In this Issue

- Springtime Comes But Once a Year
- Mothers Day Lunch in the Gardens
- Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
- Yoga Classes
- Lighting Up The Night 
- Around the Garden
- Parting Shot

Secrets from the Garden

Chandor Gardens Newsletter - April 2016

Springtime Comes But Once A Year

Springtime comes but once a year,
So join me now, won't you, Dear?
Together we can spend the hours,
Frolicking amidst the flowers.
It would be a shame to miss this mirth,
Provided just for us by Mother Earth.

See you in the Garden,
The Chandor Gardens Staff


Mothers Day Lunch in the Gardens

At Chandor Gardens with Indulge Catering by Kelli

Sunday, May 8, 2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
By reservation only - Call or text Kelli at 817-374-2697

$20 per adult
$7 per child 10 and under
Price includes admission to Chandor Gardens

The Menu

Chicken salad croissants, or stuffed tomato
Turkey with pesto on ciabata or grilled chicken garden salad
 Pasta salad
Fruit salad
Garden salad
Broccoli salad
Macaroni & cheese
Pickle & Olive tray
Assorted desserts
Iced tea, water, coffee


Join us for Parker County Today's Annual
Who's Going to Fill Their Shoes

Benefitting Chandor Gardens Foundation, Inc.
April 30, 2016
6:30 pm

Each year, Parker County Today shines the spotlight on the under-40 set by celebrating those individuals in our community who are making a difference and making it a great place to live, work and play. This year, the event will be held at Chandor Gardens on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit Chandor Gardens Foundation, Inc. Individual tickets are $75 each with tables of ten available for $1,000. Checks can be made out to Chandor Gardens Foundation which is a 501 C3 entity. Tickets can be purchased on the Chandor Gardens Foundation website www.chandorgardensfoundation.org or at the Parker County Today offices located at 114 E. Church Street on the Weatherford square. Dinner will be provided by perennial favorite Fish Creek with wine parings by Sweet Springs Winery. Jerry's Bakery will be tickling our tongues with a delicious dessert.

"The program will celebrate the greatness that is all around us," said Marsha Brown, Parker County Today publisher, and "there are 25 awards and each one is named for a Parker County hero and leader of the past or present. The trophies are fancifully-created one-of-a-kind shoes that celebrate the spirit of each award."

All funds raised will benefit Chandor Gardens Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is dedicated to helping preserve the unique beauty of these historical Gardens for future generations, and to use the 13.5 acres of unimproved land adjacent to the Gardens to provide additional facilities. The concept plans include a gift shop and visitor's center, an event center/pavilion with expanded capacity, available for a variety uses (which would also serve to lessen the physical stress of large events on the existing home and gardens), provide a cultural center with classrooms for the visual and performing arts, and create additional nature and botanical spaces for community use.


Yoga Classes

Tuesdays & Thursdays
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 2017.

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.


Lighting Up the Night

The new pergola has new lighting! Eleven elegant new fixtures now grace the pergola, adding a sophisticated charm to the historic structure.


Around the Garden

The golden days of spring!
Next 4 pictures - Clockwise from upper, left: Columbine dazzles with long spurs; California Poppy defines the golden flower; Goldenball Leadtree has hundreds of tiny spheres; Louisiana Iris shines in the sun.

Clockwise, from upper left: 'Home Run' Rose begins it's season of bloom; Ranunculus and Larkspur begin to emerge from a bed of yellow and blue pansies; 'Encore' Azaleas shine at water's edge; more 'Encore' Azaleas color up by the Trellis Pond.

Clockwise from upper left: Succulents emerge from a planting wall; Flanked by azaleas, the stone lantern holds court in the center of the Labyrinth; waves of azaleas in the east garden; contrasting Japanese maples border the western edge of the labyrinth.

Bluebonnets, Cornflower, and Poppies crowd the Wildflower Bed.


Parting Shot

Every spring, our Bur Oak tree flushes out sumptuous new foliage...some of which is so large that folks can't believe it's an oak tree. So...every spring, I have people tell me that it's the largest fig tree they've ever seen!


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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