Chanticleer is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am until 5pm. Many of our visitors' frequently asked questions in regards to general information about visting and enjoying our garden have been listed and addressed below.
For any additional information, please feel free to visit the contact page and get in touch with us either by phone or email. We'll be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.
HoursChanticleer is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 begins on
April 3rd and ends on November 3rd.
Price of AdmissionAdults (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
Maps of the garden are available at the Entrance Desk to help you plan your visit.
Guided tours are available by reservation.
Season PassesSeason passes are good for the entire 2013 open season:
One person - $30.00 Two persons - $50.00 Four persons - $75.00 *Note: Pre-teen children 12 and under are free.
To purchase passes:
• Click the button for your desired pass and complete your purchase with PayPal.
• Send check payable to Chanticleer to Season Passes, Chanticleer, 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087
• Call 610.687.4163 with credit card information
• Buy at the Entrance Desk.
Wheelchair AccessChanticleer is wheelchair accessible. The topography through parts of the garden is steep so please discuss with our Receptionist the best way to proceed on the path before you begin your tour. We recommend that you park in a designated spot near the entrance so that the garden is easily accessible for the wheelchair. Wheelchairs are not available for rent at the garden.
Garden Etiquette• Walk only on paths and lawns.
• Leave the plants and animals as they are.
• Keep the garden smoke-free.
• Eat only at the picnic tables. On Friday evenings (May through Labor Day), we welcome you to picnic throughout the garden.
• Please carry out what you bring in and do not leave belongings unattended.
• Sports activities, pets, and loud sounds belong elsewhere.
• Please keep your children in sight.
Painting GuidelinesPainting is allowed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during open hours. Please leave the garden and rest rooms as you found them and respect the wishes of the gardeners and other guests. Set up on lawns or terraces and allow adequate space for movement around you. Please stay with your equipment and use care in cleaning your equipment. Please take out what you bring in.
PhotographyWedding / Family photography by professional photographers is not allowed in the garden.
We ask garden photographers to sign a Photography Guidelines and Tripod Use form which can be accessed below or given to you upon arrival at the Entrance Desk.
Photography Guidelines and Tripod Use Permission Form
Photography Guidelines and Tripod UseChanticleer appreciates your interest in photographing the garden. We restrict the use of any photography / photos / images / video and film footage taken at Chanticleer to editorial purposes only. We request all images be labeled naming Chanticleer as the location. If the image is digitally captured, Chanticleer should be included in the metadata as the location. Photography / photos / images / video and film footage taken or captured at Chanticleer may not be used for advertising, commercial use, or services. Any exceptions require advance written permission from the Executive Director.
We ask you abide by the following guidelines while on the property:
1. Set up tripods on lawns or terraces, not in the garden beds, and allow for movement around you.
2. Follow the requests of gardeners and other Chanticleer staff
3. Respect the wishes of other guests
4. Leave the garden as you found it
News & Events
Full Parking Lot
Our parking lot may fill on busy weekends and on Friday evenings and you may need to wait until there is an opening. To avoid this, come when the weather is not perfect and arrive earlier in the day. Car pooling helps!
Noted Photographers return:
Roger Foley on June 21-23 and
Allen Rokach on October 25-27.
Early Openings in 2013
The garden will open at 8:00am on Saturday July 27th, and Saturday, September 21st.
Woody Plant Conference
The conference will be held at
Scott Arboretum on Friday, July 19, 2013.
For more information see the Woody Plant Conference website.
Join Chanticleer gardener Emma Seniuk at the Paoli Library to explore vegetables and herbs. Register on the Paoli Library website.
Chanticleer In the News
High praise from the
Philadelphia Inquirer, and from London's Financial Times.
The Art of Gardening at Great Dixter
Britain's fabulous Great Dixter is holding a series of symposia on May 18-25, September 7-14, and November 2-9, 2013. Learn how to garden the Great Dixter way with Head Gardener Fergus Garrett.