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Workshops at Chanticleer


If you have questions about Chanticleer Workshops or if you wish to register by phone, please contact Erin Dougherty, Public Programs Manager at edougherty@chanticleergarden.org or
call 610-687-4163 ext. 115.

Chanticleer Gardeners Share Workshop Series


Course Description:


Chanticleer is known for dynamic planting design, incorporating craftsmanship into the garden, and gardeners leading the design process. The result is a garden that is ever-changing, between the seasons and from year to year. Join Chanticleer gardeners for this three-part workshop series and learn firsthand about the work that goes into this dynamic garden.

Each workshop provides insight into the practical side of garden management and design. Topics focus on seasonally specific tasks and on understanding what is happening in the garden. The workshop consists of presentations, plant walks, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation. There will be opportunities for critical appraisal of the garden, discussion, and to ask questions throughout each workshop in the series.

This series is best suited for someone who has gardening experience, including avid home gardeners, garden professionals, and landscape design professionals. While the workshop will cover some fundamentals, the aim is to extend the participant’s plant knowledge, enhance technical abilities, and encourage experimentation in gardening practices. Participants can choose to take one, two, or three of the workshops within the series; content varies with each season.

Spring Workshop: Plant Propagation and Container Design


April 22 & 23, 9am-4pm
• Propagation techniques: seed, perennial division, and direct sowing ephemerals
• Container design, displays, planting and maintenance
• Bulbs and geophytes

Summer Workshop: Planting Succession, Staking, and Flower Arranging


June 10 & 11, 9am-4pm
• Supporting, staking, and tying plants
• Cut flowers and flower arranging from the garden
• Planting succession
• Gravel Gardening
• Gardening with native plants
• Uncommon woody plant selections
• Tropical and non-hardy plants

Fall Workshop: Seasonal Gardening Tasks, Plant Selection, and Dividing Bulbs


October 21 & 22, 9am-4pm
• Fall garden care
• Plants for autumn color
• Bulbs: using and dividing
• Tender plants: propagation and overwinter
• Bamboo splitting
• Evergreens and the role of trees and tree canopy in the landscape

Workshop Location:


786 Church Road, Wayne PA 19087

Price:


The price is $899 USD for one workshop, or you can register for all three for $2,149. A special rate for Garden Professionals is $779/per workshop or $1,869/full series. Price includes instruction, garden admission, breakfast, and lunch each day.

Scholarships may be available for professionals and those training in horticulture. Please submit a resume, and a cover letter that outlines what your needs are, what portion of the registration you can cover, and lists two professional references.

Register here.


Garden Design Workshop with Annie Guilfoyle


Course Description:


Saturday to Tuesday, July 27-30, 9am - 5:30pm

Learn about designing gardens with acclaimed British designer, Annie Guilfoyle. This carefully crafted course will guide you through each stage of the design process, beginning with the fundamentals of surveying and site analysis. Followed by essential techniques of how to initiate the design, where to find inspiration, and how to develop a creative concept into a stunning garden.

Together with the Chanticleer staff, Annie will focus on ways of achieving imaginative ideas for hardscaping, along with how to perfect dazzling planting combinations and realize innovative designs for original furniture and sculpture.

This course is ideally suited to students of garden and landscape design and people working in the garden industry, or for those who simply want to redesign their own garden capturing the essence of Chanticleer under Annie's guidance. The course includes practical studio sessions, lectures and demonstrations, garden walks, and critical analysis. Annie will be including up-to-date information and inspiration about what is happening on the UK garden scene.

Workshop Location:


786 Church Road, Wayne PA 19087

Price:


$1,199. Price includes instruction, garden admission, breakfast, and lunch each day.

Scholarships may be available for professionals and those training in horticulture. Please submit a resume, and a cover letter that outlines what your needs are, what portion you can pay, and lists two professional references.
Register here.



Opening Times

Wednesday - Sunday


10am - 5pm

Make parking reservations here.

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

Starting July 10, we will no longer require parking reservations on Wednesdays and Thursdays for the remainder of the season.

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 July 6,
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


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