Visitors Information

We are pleased to welcome you to Chanticleer. To best enjoy your visit, we suggest you:
Make a parking reservation in advance, on days when it is required.
• Allow 1.5-3 hours for your visit. Stay as long as you wish.
• Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen, an umbrella, and bug spray as needed.
• Explore our website to see what's in bloom.
• Follow us on social media, @chanticleergarden on Instagram and Facebook.
• Purchase a season pass and visit often!


Chanticleer is open 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday, and until 8pm on Fridays May through Labor Day. In 2024 the garden opens at 8am on the first Saturday of each month: Saturdays April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, and November 2.

Garden Etiquette

• Walk only on paths and lawns.
• Leave the plants and animals as they are. Please do not feed the fish.
• Keep the garden smoke-free.
• Carry out what you bring in and do not leave belongings unattended.
• Sports activities, pets, Sunbathing, and loud sounds belong elsewhere.
• Please keep your children in sight.
• Take photos and videos for non-commercial purposes. View our Photography Guidelines.


Parking reservations will be required in 2024. Parking is limited at Chanticleer. Using parking reservations allows us to manage the flow of visitor arrivals to the garden.

Guests arriving by personal vehicle must make a free parking reservation. We welcome drop-offs, rideshares, and guests arriving by bicycle. There is no parking in the surrounding neighborhood and walking on Church Road is unsafe.

Reserved handicapped parking is available near the entrance. Guests may drop off passengers at the entrance using the traffic circle as you enter the parking area. We encourage guests to carpool and arrive early. Please be aware of the Chanticleer staff members directing traffic.

Price of Admission

Adults (13 years and over) - $15.00
Pre-teen children (12 years and under) - Free
Members of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and local arboreta - $12.00
Radnor Library Cardholders - $8.00
ACCESS Cardholders - $2.00 (Cardholders can bring up to three guests totaling four people at $2 a person)
Museums for All Cardholders - $2.00 (Cardholders can bring up to three guests totaling four people at $2 a person)
Garden professionals - Free

Purchase a gift pass for garden admission here.

Season Passes

Season passes are good for the entire 2024 open season, March 27 - November 3.
Buy yours now .

One Person - $55
Two Person - $100
Four Person - $150

Domestic Animals

Properly identified service animals are welcome at Chanticleer. While we appreciate the benefit provided by emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs, they do not qualify as service animals under Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

For the health of your pets, please do not leave them in vehicles during your garden visit.

Wheelchair Access

Chanticleer is wheelchair accessible. Bring your own wheelchair, mobility scooter, stroller, wagon, or personal mobility device, if needed. 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.


Chanticleer welcomes picnicking in our four picnic areas located within the garden. We ask guests carry out what they bring in and not leave picnic items unattended. Picnic areas are first come, first serve, and cannot be reserved. Our visitor services staff can direct you to a picnic area when you arrive.

On Friday evenings from 5-8pm, May through Labor Day, guests may picnic anywhere in the garden. Blankets and chairs are only permitted on Friday late closings, May through Labor Day from 5-8pm.

Painting Guidelines

Painting is allowed from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 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.

Opening Times

Wednesday - Sunday

10am - 5pm

Make parking reservations here.

Parking reservations are required until
3pm Saturdays & Sundays,
and until 6:30pm Friday evenings.

Parking reservations are not required on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Friday Late Closings

Open until 8pm May 3 through
August 30.

Picnicking is permitted only in the picnic areas except on Friday evenings from 4-8pm, guests may picnic anywhere in the garden.
We ask guests to carry out what they bring in.

Early Saturdays in 2024

We open at 8:00am on August 3,
September 7, October 5, and November 2 for early entrance in 2024.

2024 Season Pass

Purchase a 2024 Season Pass, good through November 3, 2024.

House and Garden Tours

Held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 11am.
Learn more and register here.

Garden Highlights Tour

Held every Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm.
Learn more and register here.

News & Events

Once Upon a Garden:
Storytime at Chanticleer

Story Time will be held at 9:30am,
on July 20, August 10 .
Registration is required.

Woody Plant Conference

Friday, July 19, 2024 at the
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.
Register here.

Perennial Plant Conference

Friday, October 18, 2024 at the
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.
Register here.

Workshops at Chanticleer

Chanticleer hosts many workshops at the garden. View the list here.

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Chanticleer is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for the public and is an equal opportunity employer.

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