Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Garden staff want feedback on the 'facelift.'
"Let us know what you think of the recent facelift at www.chanticleergarden.org," the staff of Chanticleer asked on Facebook Monday night. The garden has redesigned its website, where visitors find information about programs, blooms, directions, nearby restaurants and more. Do you find Chanticleer's website useful? Are you planning a visit to the garden itself? Please tell us in the comments below.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Chanticleer, the pleasure garden in Wayne, opened Wednesday, April 3.
Chanticleer, the pleasure garden in Wayne, opened for its 2013 season on Wednesday, April 3. You can tell by the photo above, comparing the same tree this year with how it was at about the same time last year, that weather has made the difference. Executive Director Bill Thomas said that the lack of "hot periods" in March meant that trees and flowers did not bloom early, as many did last year. Magnolias, which are often lost to frost, are looking good. This year guests will actually be able to see the daffodils bloom, Thomas said. Check out photo galleries from Chanticleer's opening this year and last year.
Baseball is here, but so is Chanticleer's 2013 season.
Baseball is here, but so is Chanticleer's 2013 season. The renowned "pleasure garden" in Wayne is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The garden is also open on Friday evenings until 8:00 p.m. from May through Labor Day. The 2013 season runs April 3 to November 3. Related: How Winter's Weather Impacted Chanticleer Price of admission: Adults (13 years and over) - $10.00 Pre-teen children (12 years and under) - Free Members of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and local arboreta - $8.00 Radnor Library Cardholders - $5.00 Garden professionals - Free You can buy season passes to the garden online.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Radnor Memorial Library and The Community Garden Club at Wayne host Dan Benarcik on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, January 18, 2013
After losses of century-old trees, a plan was born to repopulate Radnor for the future.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Sam Strike
Friday, January 18
More than 200 trees that will hopefully provide shade and oxygen for generations to come in Radnor have been planted since the inception of the Big Tree Project, which added 31 trees to private properties this week. The project is run by the Radnor Conservancy, funded by Chanticleer, and administratively assisted by Radnor Township. This week’s planting was targeted at homeowners who used to have an old and tall “shade tree” in the township right of way on their property, but lost it either to disease or old age. The trees lost — and their replacements — are called shade trees because of the height and width of their branches. Sugar maples and oak trees were planted this week all around the township by Green Scape Landscape Contractor, Inc…
Friday, July 27, 2012
See vivid photos from one trip to the garden.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Listen to the feature on the local pleasure garden on All Things Considered.
The NPR program All Things Considered has done a feature on Chanticleer, Wayne's 37-acre pleasure garden. Listen to the seven-minute radio piece here. One of the commenters on the NPR story writes, "We have far too few places like this and far too many housing tracts, strip malls and freeways. But do places like this have to be SO expensive? $10 for a single visit? Really? How many people will never be inspired by the place because of that?" Two years ago, Chanticleer was free to Radnor Library card holders. Now the garden charges $5 for cardholders, $10 per person (or season passes for $30, $50 or $75). What do you think about the new admission prices? Has it changed how often you go to Chanticleer?
Friday, May 11, 2012
See the results from this week's Patch poll.
Chanticleer, the pleasure garden in Wayne, was voted the best attraction in Radnor in this week's poll. Chanticleer is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through October. From May through Labor Day it is open Fridays until 8 p.m. and people bring food and drinks to picnic. Read a profile on Chanticleer's director Bill Thomas. Come back Sunday to see what places won best local attraction in towns all around the area.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wayne's pleasure garden opens Saturday, March 31.
No one needs an excuse to spend time at Chanticleer, the world-renowned pleasure garden right here in Wayne. But it does not open until Saturday, March 31, so Radnor Patch asked to take some photos of the garden a few days before the opening. Horticulturalists were fast and furiously readying the gardens for visitors. There are a few new items, including a still-in-progess bridge to a new woodland area that, when completed, will be quite a sight. But we won't spoil the surprise! Read about Bill Thomas, Chanticleer's executive director. Hours Chanticleer is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The garden is also open on Friday evenings until 8:00 p.m. from May through Labor Day. The 2012 season ends on November 4th. Admission …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The trees are part of the Big Tree Project, which aims to replenish a dwindling canopy.
Eight trees were planted in downtown Wayne last week as part of a project that aims to replenish a dwindling canopy in Radnor Township. They were placed in empty tree pits or replaced dead trees along Lancaster and North Wayne avenues. The species include Maples and Zelkovas. According to Kimberley Donches, who is in charge of the Big Tree Project, the Chanticleer Foundation made grant to Radnor Township to be administered with help of the Radnor Conservancy. Donaches said the trees were provided by Mayfield Gardens, which sold them at a great discount and also planted the trees. Since its inception, the Big Tree Project has planted about 100 trees, most on Lancaster Avenue and a few along the Radnor Trail. In November alone the township …