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HenFeathers Goes to Chanticleer - Whimsical Pleasure Gardens that Bemuse and Elate the Senses

Elephant Foot Bridge (with our Gnome).
A little while back, we at HenFeathers visited the wonderful Chanticleer Gardens, one of America's best gardens, is only a few mere miles from our studios door. So, we grabbed the cameras, bundled up the gear and headed over to Wayne, Pennsylvania to see what we had been missing. We were impressed.
Actually, it might be more accurate to say we were overwhelmed. Chanticleer has created some of the most imaginative and exciting public gardens in the country. The Gardens are spread out over 37 acres and are organized into several themed gardens.

Spiky Brontosaurus, esoteric flora and whimsy abound at Chanticleer
They gardens are creative and well tended; beautifully designed. What really impressed us was the whimsical spirit, the sense of humor that runs throughout the grounds.
The fun is in the details as we learned wandering from garden to garden.





The Ruin Folly

Peek-a-boo! Whimsical lead sculpture in the Chanticleer House Garden
We were constantly surprised and elated as we discovered the next whimsey.
We were bemused with the Stone Living Room, complete
with sofa and easy chairs and imagined it was perfect for the evening garden party. Not the softest of furniture, but, certainly durable.
Stone Pear Folly
Visit the Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne, Pa.
www.chanticleergarden.org

The Stone Living Room

Child's Playroom

Near the Stoney Living Room is the fascinating Ruin Folly, with it fountain and reflecting pool. Originally, the folly was to be constructed from a home on the estate that had been destroyed in a fire, but, deemed unsafe, the remains were torn down and the folly was built from scratch.

We noticed how skillfully the gardeners of Chanticleer use water features throughout the grounds and in the folly to add atmosphere and interest. Chanticleer is worth every minute you spend there and there are a lot of garden decor and landscape lessons to be learned there; especially, that whimsy adds that sparkle and delight to your garden, patio or deck.


Add Whimsy to your Garden with HenFeathers!
Add surprise and delight your guests. Hidden whimsical animals, hanging angels, sculpted mushrooms, are just a few ways to add fun to your garden or outdoor garden room.

Katy Kat {USA}n

Blushing Wood Mushrooms Set of 3 {USA} n

Fairy on Vine Garden Sculpture {USA}

Wise Old Gnome {USA}
While not exactly whimsy, water features, plantings, birdbaths and feeders designed to make your area a nature habitat are another way to bring wonder and amusement into your garden. Here are a few ideas, but for more, visit our For the Birds page.

Child with Clamshell Fountainhead {USA}

Coltsfoot Leaf Birdbath

Love Bird Planter - Right {USA}n

Community Birdfeeder DV {USA}

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