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A small but visually dense garden with hundreds of fascinating details added by a variety of... read more

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Michael D
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My wife and I were invited to attend an afternoon tour of Chanticleer as a reward for her efforts... read more

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Thirty acres of a 1913 estate fashioned into a series of formal gardens including a meadow, woodland with shrubs and a produce garden.
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786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087-4713
+1 610-687-4163
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Reviewed yesterday

A small but visually dense garden with hundreds of fascinating details added by a variety of artists. Bring a picnic basket on Friday nights. Arrive by Uber or taxi as there is limited parking. Plan to peruse for less than 2 hours

Thank Michael D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I were invited to attend an afternoon tour of Chanticleer as a reward for her efforts in the Philadelphia Horticulture Society garden contest. I was completely unaware that this spectacular space existed and I grew up less than two miles from it....More

Thank Dr_Kello
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Chanticleer for our designated day to enjoy the beautiful out-doors and forget the horror of political woes. It was as enchanting as ever. Beautiful plantings for fall colors and the Tea Cup Garden is a showcase for interesting tropical plantings and examples of...More

Thank Xayadawn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chanticleer offers an enchanted escape to wonderland-like gardens and the chance to tour beautifully manicured grounds on wheels. The stroller friendly paths made it easy for us to visit with little ones in tow. We highly recommend a visit, especially on a nice day!

Thank CharlieSDesign
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sort of a random collection of spaces and plant materials, although the ruin area was particularly well done with massing of design. Parking is easy. Wish there was more signage as you have to keep looking at the map. Finding the boxes with the plant...More

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An exquisite gem. The tour of the house and it's history was wonderful, and the gardens are beautiful. Even on a cloudy day I was taken in by the sheer beauty of the place.

Thank lovelondon4
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many, many gardens, all over the world! Chanticleer wowed me like no other. Exquisite, thoughtful, thought provoking vistas, extremely varied plant collection and a warm, friendly, knowledgeable staff. A must visit!

Thank JMPC1958
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Visiting Chanticleer this weekend was a real delight. What a beautiful environment! My wife and I really enjoyed the water features and all the magnificent plantings. The little field of okra was great to see. The forest paths reminded me of Muir Woods. All said,...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Highlights: The Lotus Pond and the Garden by the pool The ability to stroll on dirt rather than cement Would be Helpful: A lot more signs on the plants/trees/flowers...so I know what I am looking at. They were few and far behind.

Thank Bhaj T
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Went here on a wonderful September Morning with my sisters to celebrate our mom. The gardens are so well maintained. It was a relaxing morning strolling through the grounds and enjoying the beauty

Thank Peggy C
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29 January 2018|
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Response from Elisabeth B | Reviewed this property |
No, would be too difficult ... no dog lavatories yet!
Joy W
24 May 2017|
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Response from jrhagy4 | Reviewed this property |
No. But I'd wear comfortable walking shoes. There is a paved path, it is a good 1-2 mile walk around property.
6 March 2017|
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Response from 1015SueM44 | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both questions - lots of room to roam for kids and strollers.