Workshops at Chanticleer

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.

Dates & Details:

Spring Workshop: Plant Propagation and Container Design
April 25 & 26, 9am-4pm
• Propagation techniques: seed, cutting, and division
• Container design, displays, planting and maintenance
• Soil preparation for propagation and containers

Summer Workshop: Planting Succession, Staking, and Flower Arranging
June 27 & 28, 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 17 & 18, 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


The price is $570 USD for one workshop, or you can register for all three for $1,470. Price includes instruction, garden admission, breakfast, and lunch each day.
Register here.

If you have questions or wish to register by phone please contact Erin Dougherty, Public Programs Manager or call 610-687-4163 ext. 115.

Garden Design Workshop with Annie Guilfoyle - SOLD OUT

To be added to the waitlist, please contact Erin Dougherty, Public Programs Manager or
call 610-687-4163 ext. 115.

Dates & Details:

Thursday October 20th, 5-7:30pm - for an opening reception and talk presented by Annie Friday through Monday, October 21-24, 9am-5:30pm – workshop sessions with Annie and garden sessions with the Chanticleer Horticulturists

Workshop Location:

786 Church Road, Wayne PA 19087


$675.00 - Price includes garden admission, breakfast and lunch each day, and an opening reception.
Register here.

Course Description:

Learn about designing gardens with highly 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.

Opening Times

Wednesday - Sunday

10am - 5pm

Parking reservations required Friday through Sunday. Reservations not required Wednesdays and Thursdays starting June 29th.

Friday Evenings

Open until 8pm through Labor Day, parking reservations are required until 6:45pm.
Due to limited parking, we cannot accommodate groups on Friday evenings.

Picnicking is permitted only in the picnic areas. We ask guests to carry out what they bring in.

Purchase a 2022 Season Pass

Early Saturdays in 2022

We open at 8:00am on September 3, and October 1.
Regular admission fees apply and parking reservations are required.

House and Garden Tours

Held every 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

Join us for Storytime in the garden at 9:30am on August 27, September 17, and October 15.
Regular admission fees apply and registration is required.

What Makes a Great Garden:
Be Inspired for Your Own Garden

Chanticleer and Penn State Great Valley host Annie Guilfoyle for a public lecture on October 17 at 6:30pm at The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley.
Register here.

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