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Chandor Gardens Newsletter - March 2020

February has slid into March with an ease that might convince some that spring has already sprung. While it's true that March 19th is the first day of spring, there generally remains a frost risk until about mid-April due to the capricious nature of North Texas weather. Provided we are spared any late-season frosts, the Tulips are set to bud and open around the end of this month, and the Lady Banks Roses have started budding out as well!

Spring is the season of events here at the Gardens. Our annual Spring Fling is coming up on March 29th from 12-4 pm. Vendors will be here selling art and artisanal goods, and we will have food vendors and live music as well. Then, in April, Theatre Off the Square brings Shakespeare to the Gardens with two special performances set for April 11th! Additionally, May 3rd is the date for the return of the American Portrait Society's fabulous "Face Off" event, in which seven artists are given three hours to complete a portrait of one of seven models posing in various locations in the Gardens. After the enthusiastic response from the art community and the public last year, we are so excited to offer this event a second time! Stay tuned for more information on the face-off next month and check out the rest of this newsletter for detailed information on all our upcoming festivities.

Soon the Garden will be flush in color and blooms making for a perfect backdrop for photos. To schedule photography during our open hours, please call us at 817-613-1700.

To ensure you stay up to date on events and happenings in the Garden, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

We look forward to seeing you in our burgeoning spring Garden!
Chandor Gardens Staff


Spring Fling at Chandor Gardens

Spring Fling

Spring Fling at Chandor Gardens
Sunday, March 29, 2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Admission: $1 per person

Help us celebrate the arrival of a long-awaited spring 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.

So, come on out and see the Gardens in full bloom and bring your camera for a special family photo or two!

As we grow and expand this popular event every year, we're always looking for new and talented artists and craftsmen to come join in on the celebration and display/sell your goods to the public.

To become a vendor, please fill out and submit a vendor application form along with the vendor booth space fee. For more information please call 817-613-1700 or email 

* In the event of inclement weather, a rain date of Sunday, April 5, 2020 is scheduled.

Here's a partial list of vendors and entertainers scheduled so far:

Food Vendors

  • Holy Frijole - Tacos, Quesadillas, Huaraches, Tortas, Nachos, Fish Tacos and Elote en Vaso. Dishes can be made with meat or grilled vegetables.
  • Funky Munkey Shaved Ice - Snow Cones


  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Bill & Bill
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Kevin Townson with Child Bloom Guitar Ensemble
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Laura Anderson with the UkaLadies


  • Ellen Farrar & Karrie Cunningham – Resurrected Rejects (Yard Decor)
  • Bear & Wendy Griffin – Artio Artisanal
  • Trina Eiteir – Lady Bird Pearl Macarons (French Pastries)
  • Tonna Eiteir – Know My Heart T's Tees (T-Shirts, Jewelry)
  • Lisa Bell – Radical Women (Printed Books)
  • Greg Jones – Custom Crafted Coin Rings
  • Trisha Ray – Simple SunRay LLC (Jewelry)
  • Darla Sellers – Dancin' On Glass (Glass Mosaics, Pottery & Jewelry)
  • Julie Phillips – Wild Seed Art LLC (Etched Glass Art)
  • Colleen Erickson – Paintings
  • Blanca Pemberton – Beautiful Blessings Boutique (Jewelry, T-Shirts)
  • Lisa Koger – Pottery & Silk Scarves
  • Janet Flynn – Floating Thimble (Quilted Products)
  • Carrie Wigington – Greenwood Cottage (Home Décor)
  • Desiree Raper – Pink Glitter Goods (Earrings, Jewelry & Wreaths)
  • Susan Whittenberger – Grateful Owls (Upcycled Décor)
  • Kathy Hamlin – Clara Mae Art (Jewelry & Art)
  • Paula Campbell – Glass Art
  • Tess Mallory – Art, Paintings
  • Weatherford Art Association
  • Cheryl Ellison – Ellisong Jewelry (Handmade Jewelry)
  • The Parker County Master Gardeners will be here with their ever popular "Ask a Master Gardener" booth to answer all your spring gardening questions!

Theatre Off the Square
"As You Like It"

As You Like It - by William Shakespeare

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Two Performances: 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Tickets: Free
Theatre Off The Square is accepting donations

Come join us for the Theatre Off the Square's performance of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" on April 11th! There are two performances scheduled; the first is set for 2:00 pm and the second at 6:00 pm.

This event is free to the public, but Theatre Off the Square is accepting donations, and will be selling light refreshments and snacks. Feel free to bring a picnic, your favorite beverage, and a blanket to sit on the courtyard lawn! There will also be limited table seating under the Pergola.

This event is sure to be a lot of fun, and we can't wait to see everyone here! "All the world's a stage," but we think the Garden in spring is an exceptionally beautiful one.


Secret Gardens of Parker County Tour

Secret Gardens of Parker County Tour

Saturday, May 9, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Enjoy a self-guided journey through five unique gardens in Parker County. It's an exciting glimpse behind the hedges, fences and gates of some of the County's most lovely gardens.

Tour The Gardens at These Locations

  • 2000 East Dry Creek Rd, Poolville
  • 1214 Forest Park Drive, Weatherford
  • 109 McClintock, Woodlands of Parker County
  • 321 Cleveland Ave, Weatherford
  • 711 W Lee Ave, Chandor Gardens, Weatherford

$12/person - online in advance
$15/person in person at sales outlets, or day of the event
 (For safety concerns, please no children under 12.)


See details about the gardens, tickets and map.
For additional information call 817-550-7762.

This is a Friends of Chandor Gardens & Chandor Gardens Foundation, Inc event. Proceeds benefit the development of an art and culture center at Chandor Gardens.

Event Sponsors
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.

What's That Smell?
It's Our Plant of the Month!


If while wandering through the Garden, you catch a whiff of what can only be described as the purest of all spring scents and wish to know who the sweet culprit is, look no further than the Hyacinth blossoms! Blooming in shades of pink and lavender, these gorgeous clusters of blooms smell fabulous. However, like most blooming bulbs, they don't last long, so come on out soon and give them a sniff.


Blossoming Trees

Pear Tree

There are blooms as far as the eye can see throughout the Gardens! Whether you look up, down, or all around, there is something to catch your eye and your nose. Even the trees have blooms! Currently, the Pears are in bloom, but as they fade, Redbuds will be filling the Garden with fuchsia pinks. Spring Gardens are always changing with each day more stunning than the one before, so come out and watch the change unfurl before your very eyes.


Visitors in the Garden 


Sweet little Clara visited the Garden, and her mother was kind enough to send us these photos of her exploring the grounds, visiting the Children's Door, and taking a moment to snack by the Mount Cox Waterfall.

The Garden is a perfect place to wander and get lost, whether it be in the winding green paths, or even in your own thoughts.

Want to have your candid shots featured in our newsletter? Send them to with information on the subject for credit purposes, and we just might share them!

*Photos courtesy of Annalise Orr

Weddings at Chandor Gardens
Chandor Gardens Gift Shop


Your "happily ever after" begins here.

Reserve your special day.
Dates are filling up fast for 2020 & 2021.

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

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.

Parting Shot

Stone Lantern

On a stony outcropping sits an old Chinese lantern, with every bit the air of a sentinel about it. It has been watching the Gardens night and day for many seasons now.

The Gardens have been through a lot and seen much over the years. Whether it be weather events, the changing of the seasons and ages, or the births and deaths of multiple generations, the Gardens has endured through it all. It appears that the Gardens' foundation of stone runs deeper than just a literal interpretation.

We couldn't be more honored to be its stewards, much like this old lantern. Here's to natural beauty and quiet strength. Here's to Chandor Gardens!

Contact Information

Chandor Gardens
711 W Lee Avenue
Weatherford, TX 76086

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

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.