Visitors Information

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

Parking reservations are required on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and are not required on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Reservations are available four weeks in advance. Guests arriving by personal vehicle on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday 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.

Purchase individual tickets and 2021 Season Passes online here, or when you arrive.

Before you visit

• Free parking reservations are required for all visitors, including 2021 Season Pass holders, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Parking on Wednesdays and Thursdays is available without a reservation on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Water fountains and bottle filling stations are available.
• Picnicking in the garden is permitted. Please carry out what you bring in and do not leave items unattended.
• Painting in the garden is permitted on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
• The historic Chanticleer House is temporarily closed for renovation. House tours will resume later in 2021.

Visitor Guidelines

• Please stay home if you do not feel well or have symptoms of COVID-19.
• Be safe. If not fully vaccinated, please maintain a 6-foot distance from other guests and wear a mask indoors and when near others.


Chanticleer is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays May through Labor Day. The garden opens at 8:00 a.m. on the following Saturdays April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, and October 2.

Parking reservations are required on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (not on Wednesdays and Thursdays) and are available four weeks in advance of your visit.

Price of Admission

Adults (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
ACCESS Cardholders - $2.00
Garden professionals - Free

Maps of the garden are available at the Entrance Desk to help you plan your visit.

Season Passes

Purchase a 2021 season pass.


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.

On fair weather days not requiring parking reservations (Wednesdays and Thursdays), our parking lot may reach capacity at peak visitation times, usually between 11:00am and 2:00pm We encourage guests to carpool and arrive early. Please be aware of the Chanticleer staff members directing traffic.

Wheelchair Access

Chanticleer 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. 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, and loud sounds belong elsewhere.
• Please keep your children in sight.
• Professional and commercial photography is not permitted.

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

Friday Evenings

Open until 8pm through Labor Day.
Parking reservations are required.

Early Saturdays in 2021

Chanticleer will open at 8:00am on
August 7, September 4, and October 2.
Regular admission fees apply and parking reservations are required.

Garden Highlights Tour

Will be held every Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm.
Learn more and register here.

Once Upon a Garden Storytime

Join us for Storytime in the garden at 9:30am on July 24 and August 14.
Regular admission fees apply and registration is required.

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