The stunning photo above was taken by Lisa Roper, a gardener and photographer for Chanticleer Garden.

The Community Arts Center of Wallingford is excited to announce their new Alluring Light Exhibit of Chanticleer Garden Photos by Lisa Roper that opens March 16th in their Duke Gallery.

Eric Hsu took this photo of Lisa while she was taking photos amid a sea of beautiful flowers in Chanticleer Garden.

Lisa is both a skilled gardener and photographer with Chanticleer Gardens, located on the Main Line in Radnor Township.  The Exhibit photos can not be used here, but Lisa chose some other photos for us to use, and graciously wrote a few notes and descriptions to accompany them: 

Tennis Court April 20, 2011 8:00 am. I wanted to highlight the profusion of hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis “Blue Festival’) and grape hyacinth ( Muscari armeniacum) planted in the  walls of the steps leading to the Tennis Court Garden. I purposely composed the photo so that the walls of the steps made a diagonal line across the image which creates energy in the composition.

Orchard chairs May 5, 2013 5:20 pm. I used the red maple leaves like a scrim to frame the chairs, blooming crab apples and drifts of narcissus in the Orchard.

Elevated Walkway May 16, 2017, 7:20 am.  Allium hollandaicum ‘Purple Sensation’ was in peak bloom and I wanted to capture the way the flow of allium echoed the sinuous lines of the Elevated Walkway.

View from towards Chanticleer December 10, 2013 4pm. The last place the light hits before the sun sets is Chanticleer House and the top of the hill. I wanted to catch that moment when only part of the garden was lit up.

A path winds its way toward the Orchard April 20, 2014 6:11 pm. A path leading into an image creates a sense of mystery, I was also captivated by the light in the cherry (Prunus ‘Accolade’ ) on the Orchard.

Pink peony May 9, 2017 6:15 pm. For this portrait of a tree peony I focused on the stamens covered in pollen using a very shallow depth of field. The soft, bright but overcast light makes for perfect conditions to describe all the details of the petals.

NOTE: The Alluring Light Exhibit will be on display through April 12th, but don't miss the opening "Meet & Greet" Reception on Sunday, March 17th from 2-4 pm,  where you will have an opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts with Lisa. 

LOCATION: The Duke Gallery at the Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086
Community Arts Center Website