Chanticleer Garden is just outside Philadelphia, PA. It is a plant lover's and a designer's paradise. Although I visited in June when they had removed all things spring and just planted for summer, it was still a remarkable garden. I'm so glad I visited it!
the famous entry courtyard and its water feature
the pool house matches the house architecture, while the rooster in the foreground emphasizes the French style
While strolling away from the house you encounter the back side of a play house. When you peek into the house, this is the fantasy you see.
Huge swathes of barley grown adjacent to the lawn are dramatic and disquise what is beyond.
Alliums pop up here and there among unmown sedges.
A bridge is all the more visible due to the mass of white astilbe blooms beyond.
A discovery on the other side of the large pond: a council of chairs
Even drinking fountains can be artful.
A Marcia Donahue carved stone face provides a gentle focal point among the grasses.
A remarkable black granite stone water feature out in the middle of the ruin. Fascinating destination!
I found myself envying these amazingly well-built cold frames.
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