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  • 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

- Autumn Paints Its Color
- Autumn Art Walk
- Goblins in the Gardens 
- Meditation Classes
- Yoga Classes
- Around the Garden
- Parting Shot(s)

Secrets from the Garden

Chandor Gardens Newsletter - October 2016

Autumn Paints Its Color

October is here and it's time to re-discover Chandor Gardens! While we sometimes think Autumn paints its color on trees, our palette is much wider than that! Amazing remontant roses and fall-blooming azaleas kick up their heels as autumn perennials that have waited all summer finally get to show their stuff. Autumn Art Walk showcases local artisans' exceptional talent this month, and provides a great venue to grab some unique holiday gifts you'll simply never find in stores. Goblins In the Garden finishes off this festive month with good, old-fashioned family fun. Come on out and enjoy!

See you in the Garden,
The Chandor Gardens Staff


Autumn Art Walk

Sunday, October 23rd
12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Admission: $1 per person

Join us at the Gardens as we usher in the fall season with our annual Autumn Art Walk! Area artists will be set up around the gardens demonstrating and selling a wide variety of unique art work including: painting, textiles, jewelry, photography, woodwork, pottery, glass art and much more.

The following talented artists will be here:

  • Weatherford Art Association
  • Michelle Crider- Paintings
  • Sarah Fino- Art books and Paintings
  • Christy Taylor- Essential Oils
  • Gene Long- Artist and Poet
  • Allyson McBride- Jamberry Nail Products
  • Linda Hall- Jewelry and Scarves
  • Laura Kinney- Creative Native
  • Paula Campbell- Glass Art and Mosaics
  • Courtney Bailey- Fine Art
  • Silvia Chavez- Photography
  • Jill Harper- W.H. Woodwork
  • Billye Long- Paintings
  • Laura Waldron - Cookies
  • Elaine Beachy- Pottery
  • Shayna Littrell- Artwork
  • Mize Tribe Arts and Back to Life Ministry- Macramé plant hangers, painted items, handmade items from children's home in Haiti
  • Jocelyn Beck- Healing Baltic Amber and Gemstone Jewelry
  • Laura Anderson – Reiki

The "Ask a Master Gardener" booth will be manned by knowledgeable Master Gardeners just waiting to answer all your gardening questions.

Kelli Hamilton with Indulge Catering will be providing lunch and a variety of tasty treats

Entertainment is provided by: Anderson's Good Medicine/Ukelele Daily – Music 12:30 to 1:30 Kevin Townsend and Childbloom Guitar Ensemble - Music 2pm to 3pm O'Bannon Bridges- Music 3pm to 3:30pm

below: Kevin Townson's Childbloom Guitar Ensemble

below: Michael Anderson and son of Anderson's Good Medicine-Ukulele Daily.


Goblins in the Gardens

Sunday, October 30th
12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Admission: $2 for adults; Children FREE
Costumes Encouraged

A spook-free, family, trick-or-treat experience for all ages, Goblins in the Gardens has quickly become one of our most popular annual events.

Costumed characters will be on hand throughout the Gardens handing out treats and a themed area will be set up for your personal photos.

Come on out to the Gardens and make some Halloween memories!


Meditation Classes

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Fee: Donation based
Led by: Elese (Sati) Hadsell

Elese (Sati) Hadsell is a native Texan and recently relocated to Weatherford from Fort Worth. Her meditation studies in the Theravada Forest Tradition began twenty-seven years ago. She has been teaching meditation for seven years.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a siting mat or cushion. Chairs will be available upon request. Classes will be held in the Chandor house in the Chinese sofa room and are for adults only.

Please contact Elese Hadsell if you will be attending as classes will be cancelled if an event conflicts with class time. You may contact Elese with any questions at .


Yoga Classes

Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:30 to 6:30 pm

Fee: Donation based
Led by: Loretta Benham

Instructor Loretta Benham offers yoga classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.
Loretta invites anyone who is new to the practice of yoga to take their first class FREE. This offer is good through October 31st, 2016.

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 & 2018.

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.


Around the Garden

Above: Encore Azaleas re-bloom in the fall; Bromeliad fruits.
Below: Caladiums dazzle in shade; White Texas Star Hibiscus.

Above: Poetic garden wisdom; a white Kordes roseflowers flawlessly.
Below: Staghorn ferns hang in the Labyrinth; Morning glory dazzles with dew.

Above: A peak inside Beaked Yucca; The golden spikes of Candle Tree.
Below: A precious, tiny pineapple. A variety of succulents fill a garden bench.

Above: Liatris blooms on the "back forty." Rattlebox capsules.
Below: Turk's Cap flowers form edible fruits called "apples."

Above: Stone lantern at the Small Falls. Pathway across the Trellis Pond.
Below: Buddha and the Bodhissattva. Dasilyrion mimics the Dragon Fountain.

Above: Coleus colors. Pastel new growth on Lacey Oak.
Below: Magenta-colored Celosia spikes. Elongated Paddle Plant.


Parting Shot(s)

Below left: A complex blossom with a huge, fused corolla, the Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans) is quite a show-stopper in the garden. Native to Brazil, it is decidedly tropical, and will not survive a North Texas freeze.

Below right: By contrast, the winter hardy Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia fimbriata) is native to much of South America. Although quite lovely, the blossom is small (less than an inch wide) and usually goes unnoticed by garden visitors.


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.