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Images of Chanticleer Garden

Chanticleer is one of my all time favorites. Located in Wayne, PA ... outside Philadelphia. This is the former estate of the Rosengartens, beautifully maintained, like you imagine an estate garden must have been lovingly cared for early in the last century. That doesn't mean the collections are old-fashioned, though. Quite the contrary, much here is new and innovative, sometimes even whimsical (note the garden furniture). Pay special attention to the container gardens and the combinations of tropicals and traditional perennials. They are open seasonally, and only on certain days of the week, so be sure to check before you visit. Just about everything you need to know is on their website -