• s chandor bowling green 1909 w
  • s chandor bridge 1898 w
  • s chandor home bridge 1971 w
  • s chandor bowling green stream 1891 w
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- Spring Is Here
- "Spring Fling"
- Meditation Classes
- Yoga Classes
- Plant of the Month
- Around the Garden
- Parting Shot

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Chandor Gardens Newsletter - March 2017

Spring Is Here!

The tulips are up, the birds are singing, the roses are budded out, and the butterflies have arrived! Come on out and join Mother Nature’s annual celebration!

Keep up with us on Facebook and we’ll keep you posted.

See you in the Garden,
The Chandor Gardens Staff

Spring is Here

"Spring Fling" at Chandor Gardens

Saturday, April 1st, 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Admission: $1 per person

Help us celebrate the arrival of the most glorious season in the Gardens at our annual "Spring Fling"! This popular event features music, food, area artists and craftsmen.

Every year, our list of talented participating artists and vendors grows and this year will be no exception. The Gardens will be loaded with talented people displaying, demonstrating, and selling their unique arts and crafts.

Come on out and see the gardens in full bloom; don't forget to bring your camera for a special family photo or two!


  • JJ the Clown – balloon animals and face painting
  • Gary Gibson: 10am – 11am
  • Danica Lee: 11am – 12pm
  • The Andersons Good Medicine, Ukelele Daily: 12pm – 1pm
  • O'Bannon Bridges: 1pm – 2pm
  • Kevin Townson's Childbloom Guitar Ensemble: 2pm – 3pm


  • Shep's Place Food Truck
  • Kelli Hamilton with Indulge Catering


  • Janet Brown – Little Bit Art Glass
  • Samantha Wright – Candle Making
  • Samantha Beyl – doTerra Wellness Essential Oils
  • Martha Cox – Jewelry
  • Suzanne McNeil – Sketches, Paintings, etc.
  • Angela Walker – Wooden Signs, Paintings
  • Gregg Jones – Custom Crafted Coin Rings
  • Paul Smith – Art, Paintings
  • Susie Monzingo – The Silver Lining, Oil Paintings/Canvas
  • Paula Campbell – Glass Art
  • Allyson McBride – Jam Berry Nail Products
  • Pat Widup – Patsy Jane w/ Tiny Purses and Children Items
  • Bertha Lombard – Copper Sculptures w/ Crystals
  • Bailey Mize – Mize Tribe Arts and Back to Life Ministries
  • Michele Mayfield – Handmade Altered Books, Paintings, Jewelry, Scarfs, etc.
  • Sharron Allen – Pink Zebra
  • Jordan Woods – Photography
  • Cindy Thomas – Ink Paintings
  • Marsha Wright – Oil Paintings
  • Tiffanie McNeil – Madbug Craftshop
  • Steph Bowes – Woodworking
  • Jean Florence – Leather and Woodwork
  • Jenna Anderson – Lip Sense
  • Angie Stanley – Custom Wreaths
  • Danica Lee – Handmade Flutes
  • Brittany Pattillo – Soap Loves Co.
  • Shelby Perdue – Birth Boot Camp
  • Christy Taylor – Young Living Essential Oils
  • Tiffany Howard – Hello Yellow Boutique
  • Deana Cornelson – KD Creations
  • McKenna Seegmiller – Make-up by McKenna
  • Parker County Master Gardeners "Ask a Master Gardener"
  • Kim Eluess – States of Reflections, Mirrors and Stonework
  • Catherine – Candles
  • Madeline Woods – Baby Chic, Handmade Clothing for Babies and Toddlers
  • Selena Newcomb – Whistling Dixie, Signs and Small Furniture
  • Emily Henney - Paintings
  • Kelli Hamilton - Paintings
  • Jocelyn Beck – Jocelyn's Jewels
  • Julie Goode – Papillon's Pallet, Artist
  • Jill Harper – WH Woodworks
  • Shayna Littrell – Paintings and Printings
  • Teal Fox – Pottery
Meditation Garden

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 Frog

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.

For more information call 817-597-1503 or 817-613-1700.

Weddings at Chandor Gardens
Chandor Gardens Gift Shop


"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.


Plant of the Month

Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia bealei)

Latherleaf Mahonia is an evergreen shrub from China that grows to about five feet tall, but under perfect conditions, it can reach twice that size. The tough, leathery, prickle-tipped leaves are borne in pairs along a stiff rachis that is held out from the stem rather like an umbrella. Its dramatic growth habit makes it garden-worthy enough, but add the bright yellow winter blossoms and subsequent pastel-blue fruits and you have a great four-season landscape plant. In Texas, it needs dappled-sun to full-shade or it will suffer leaf scorch in summer.

Plant of the Month

Above: The yellow February blooms of Leatherleaf Mahonia have developed into powdery blue fruits in March.


Around the Garden

Around the Garden

Springtime in the garden. Tulips fill the beds and garden pots, while redbud trees bring color to the canopy of the garden.

Around the Garden
Around the Garden

Above, left: The scent of Jasmine perfumes the air from pots planted by Parker County Master Gardeners. At right, the bronze nude graces the Boxwood Garden.

Below,left: Airplant plants hang mid-air. Right: Bridalwreath blooms near the Taki.

Around the Garden
Around the Garden

Above & below: Delicate new foliage and flowers on the garden's Japanese Maples.

Around the Garden

Above & below: Delicate new foliage and flowers on the garden's Japanese Maples.

Around the Garden

Above, left: Supple new growth on Oakleaf Hydrangea. Right: Hellebore blossoms.

Below, left: Staghorn Ferns fill the air above the Labyrinth. Right: Garden-wide color!

Around the Garden
Around the Garden

Above, left: A delicate species Tulip reblooms every year. Right: Emerald Snow Fringeflower.

Below, left: Pink Bouganvillea has papery bracts. Right: Glory moment for Tulips.

Around the Garden
Around the Garden

Above: The humbly-named Potato Vine adds sophisticated blooms to the garden.

Below: The Succulent Wall features a collection of vertical gardens.

Around the Garden
Around the Garden

Above: Lady Banks Rose greets visitors at the garden's entrance.

Below: Parrot Tulips bloom above seedling Nigella. Right: Japanese Kerria blooms.

Around the Garden

Parting Shot

Almost buried in discarded leaves, this little statue still brings a smile to staff and garden guests alike.

Parting Shot

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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