• 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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Chandor Gardens Newsletter - March 2019

March is here, and it’s bringing spring with it on the 20th! The Daffodils and Hyacinths are blooming, the Tulips and Snowdrops are opening, and the garden is smelling so fragrant and fresh! The butterflies are returning from their travels south for the colder months, and we’ve even spotted a bluebird or two! Our staff have been hard at work refreshing beds and planting new plants and shrubs, and it’s almost time for the Lady Banks Roses and the Redbud trees to bloom. We have some warm days coming up that would be wonderful for having photography done in the garden, so call us at 817-613-1700 to schedule your appointment. Additionally, the Dragon Fountain restoration project is nearing the finish line, with an unveiling date to be announced soon. So stay tuned, and follow us on Facebook, if you aren’t already, for more information on that as we near the finalized date.

Another fun note, it’s less than a month until our Spring Fling, and we have had SO much interest. We have filled every possible vendor spot, so there will be tons of fabulous booths for shopping! A note to our vendors, due to overwhelming demand for vendor space, we will need to spread out more into the gardens than we have had to do in recent years; look for an email in your inbox in the next few weeks for further instructions. We will have live music being performed, and food truck vendors in the parking lot for concessions. With as many vendors as we have coming, this event is a must-attend, and we can’t wait to see everyone there!

We look forward to a happy and vibrant spring in the gardens, so come see us and take advantage of the beautiful weather and blooms!

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

See you in the garden,
The Chandor Gardens Staff

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Admission: $1 per person

Join us at the Gardens as we welcome spring!! This year promises to be our best Spring Fling yet! With over 50 fabulous vendors, music, food and the beautiful blooming gardens to wander in, where else would you want to be on a Saturday in April?

Our list of participating vendors has topped 50 this year!

  • Angela Marriott - Jewelry, painting, metal works
  • Martha Cox - The Silver Importer (jewelry)
  • Kendra Plowman - Hand painted etched glassware
  • Debra Limbocker - Annabella Glass
  • Sarah DeGough - Peyton Bre girls boutique clothing
  • William Fowler - Custom Woodwork
  • Theresa Fuss - Plants and homemade jewelry
  • Allyson McBride - Lu La Roe Clothing
  • Diane Brown - Paintings
  • Renee Vaughan - Bath Bombs
  • Peggy Howeth-Todd - Charms and Chimes
  • Trina Etier - Lady Bird Pearl Macarons
  • Marla Sheft - Paintings
  • Tammie Webster - Photography
  • Anna Lisa Raymond - Rodan & Fields
  • Danica Lee - Flute Art
  • Patricia Boyles - Glass Crosses and figurines
  • Trisha Ray - Custom jewelry
  • Kristi White - Scentsy Products
  • Oz Scott - Photography and Painting
  • Lydia Moon - Wood Art and Jewelry
  • Tracy Gaston - Tupperware Sue Jackson - Pottery Tina Lewallen - Norwex
  • Shawn Beasley - Blacksmith and Bladesmith
  • Kylie Clay - Paintings
  • Pamela Jaussi - Paintings
  • Kent Dean - Birdhouses
  • Stephanie Loveday - Jewelry
  • Connie Carlisle - Pottery
  • Nancy Dunlap - Custom Silversmith Jewelry
  • Sarita Bridges - Guitar String Jewelry
  • Tammy Rezabek - Pampered Chef
  • Belinda Norris - Crocheted items
  • Stacy Smith - Zen Tala
  • Elise Techentine - Jewelry, Textiles, Metal Pieces
  • Dolly Valdez - Silk Scarves and Water Media Florals
  • Tiffany Hinman - Nail Jewelry
  • Ellen Farrar - Resurrected Rejects – Bird Feeders and Baths
  • Devyn & Morgan Overton - Overton Family Jewels
  • Charlotte McKeen - Mixed Media Artist
  • Misty Roberts - Creations by Misty
  • Shyler Ford - Paintings
  • Debra Greenway - Crocheted Items
  • Madison Shofroth - Polymer Clay Sculpture
  • Orbry Chamblee - Orbry’s Woven Pottery
  • Laura Hastings - Macrame Home Décor
  • Hope Kunkel - Paparazzi Jewelry
  • Paula Campbell & Hayley Stotler - Glass Art
  • Vickie Jenkins - Homemade Towels, Hairbows, Hooded Blankets
  • Diane Scott - Mason Jar Arrangements, Farmhouse Décor
  • Loretta Benham - Yoga
  • Carol Welch - Plants
  • Weatherford Art Association - Paintings

Shep's Food Truck will be here with a variety of yummy treats and JJ the Clown will entertain the youngsters with Balloon Art and Face Painting. Our special friends from The Parker County Master Gardeners will be on hand with their popular "Ask a Master Gardener" booth for your horticulture questions.

Music for the day will be provided by: The Ukaladies, Anderson's Good Medicine, Kevin Townson and Childbloom Guitar Ensemble, and flutist Danica Lee.

Spring Fling

Cliburn at Chandor

The Chandor Gardens Foundation, in collaboration with The Cliburn in Fort Worth, hosts an evening with Italian pianist Leonardo Pierdomenico in the Great Room of the Chandor Gardens Mansion.

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Doors open at 5:30 pm - Concert at 6:00 pm
Free Concert
Reservations Required - Limit 2 per person
Call 817-613-1700 to make reservation

Winner of the Raymond E. Buck Jury Discretionary Award at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 26-year-old Italian pianist Leonardo Pierdomenico won the 2011 Premio Venezia piano competition in Venice and was a semifinalist at the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. He recently earned his master's degree cum laude at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia of Rome, studying under 1989 Cliburn Bronze Medalist Benedetto Lupo. He has performed with many prominent orchestras and has played solo recitals in Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, and in the major venues of Italy. His performances have been featured on the radio in Belgium, Italy, and Santa Barbara, California, where he was named a 2016 fellow of the prestigious Music Academy of the West Festival. In 2011, he was awarded a medal for his artistic achievements by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.

Cliburn at Chandor
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.

Around the Garden


It's that time of year again where we are draining and cleaning ponds to ready them for spring and summer (and weddings!). The koi are always grateful and happy to come show off their lovely graceful fins. Our koi are used to humans and will readily congregate near the white wooden bridge and the little pier just to the south of it. They make a fun and beautiful addition to photos taken on the bridge, so come out and see them! You might be surprised by their gregarious attitude towards people; these friendly fish have never met a stranger!


Snowdrops have a diminutive little bloom, sometimes easily overlooked next to their larger fellow bulb bloomers. Their petite size and stature, while easily missed, is part of what makes them so beautiful and so enchanting. These delicate little flowers grow in small clusters and are pale white, but tipped in the tiniest dots of green, and are sure to charm anyone who comes across them. When the wind rustles through their foliage, they dance back and forth, and one almost expects to hear the tiniest of bells ringing. Come see them soon, because spring can be so fleeting in Texas.


Tulips are springing up all throughout the gardens! The Parker County Master Gardeners plant thousands of bulbs for us every winter so we can have a vibrant spring renewal, and we are so grateful! Everywhere one looks, there are warm reds, deeply-hued pinks, and even some buttery yellows. These are the quintessential spring blossom, and we have them spread through the gardens for maximum impact. They also happen to make a lovely backdrop for photography, so if you are in the market for spring photos, don't delay! As quickly as they come, they too will fade as the days readily approach warmer and warmer temperatures. The next few weeks would be a good time to come out, take a moment, take in spring, and enjoy the temperate days and intense blooms while they're here, because summer is just around the corner.


How perfect are daffodils? These are typically the first bulbs to bloom in the gardens, and they also tend to last the longest of the bulbs. They can come in a wide range of color combinations as well, and, provided they are planted in a good location, re-bloom year after year. These are one of the first beckoning calls sent out by Mother Nature to invite the butterflies and bumblebees from their winter travels to come back home, and to bring new life and vitality with them.

Weddings at Chandor Gardens
Chandor Gardens Gift Shop


Your "happily ever after" begins here.

Reserve your special day.
Dates are filling up fast for 2019 & 2020.

Contact us to schedule a tour. Call 817-613-1700 or email

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


The scent these beautiful floral stocks put off is, in a word, heavenly. These are the kind of flowers that you smell before you see, and when you catch a whiff of it's perfumed calling card, you never forget it. These are March's Plant of the Month because, honestly, there is no beating the scent of the Hyacinth, and the punch it packs in a burgeoning garden.


Parting Shot

Parting Shot

Spring is such an optimistic time in a garden. It reminds one that even in the coldest times, there is life. Even from the darkest nights, hope springs eternal. And while spring isn't always daffodils and day lilies, and can bring with it tempestuous storms and ravaging winds, one thing remains certain: change and growth are inevitable.

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.