Most famous gardens are sweeping and grand.  They arc across acres of landscaped ground like glorious banners of beauty.  Their song is an anthem - and it is a 'moving' one.

But Chanticleer is filled with quiet magic. It is a petite yet sumptuous 35 acres, where every few steps there is something new to see.  It officially opens March 27th, preparing for spring with new plantings, trimmings, and sculptural additions to make this a stunning new season for the garden.


The Main Line is famous around the world...yet this Main Line Estate is the only remaining estate that is
still open to the public.

Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America.

It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home.

The garden has evolved greatly since the death of the owner in 1990. Although is was a beautiful as the home of the Rosengartens, most of the floral and garden development you see today has occurred since 1990, designed by Chanticleer staff and consultants.

The Teacup Garden and Chanticleer Terraces feature seasonal plants and bold-textured tropical and subtropical plants.

These areas change greatly from year to year. Non-hardy plants overwinter in greenhouses and basements.

The Tennis Court, Ruin, Gravel Garden, and Pond Garden focus on hardy perennials, both woody and herbaceous. 

The Gravel Garden is hot and dry, a touch of the Mediterranean in Pennsylvania.

The Pond area is exuberantly floriferous...

Asian Woods and Bell's Woodland are shady areas. The former features natives of China, Korea, and Japan; the latter, plants of eastern North America.

The Serpentine Garden celebrates the beauty of agricultural crops. 

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
786 Church Rd, Wayne
(610) 687-4163
Open Wednesday thorugh Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Guided tours by reservations
Season passes may be purchased before March 29th at 2016 rates.