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786 Church Street, Wayne, PA 19087
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Wayne
Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: Chanticleer is a world-class, sophisticated and beautiful garden.  If you are a garden lover or simply enjoy nature, don't miss this experience. The... more »
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Catonsville, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Start with the house tour done twice a day 11 and 1. Extremely interesting history and views from every room. One garden after another were just beautiful. You could make it a day and bring your lunch. As you stroll the grounds there are many seats throughout. Some of the paths are wheelchair compatible but I must tell you the... More

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Wash. St.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were so blown away by how beautiful and varied this garden was. Gorgeous vistas everywhere , beautiful plantings. It was just plain fun to explore. There's about a 1-mile walk around and through the property but it's not difficult to navigate. Well worth a visit whenever you're near Philadelphia.

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Burlington, Vermont
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122 reviews 122 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Go as soon as you can, while the garden is still an undiscovered gem. We hear that Chanticleer is already experiencing growing pains from their ever increasing popularity. Hopefully they will find a way to avoid the hoards that overwhelm gardens like Longwood. Aside from the endless swarms of gnats we had an incredible visit. The unending variety of new... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We love to visit gardens, and even spent three weeks driving around Scotland to see gardens (wonderful, by the way.) Well, Chanticleer matches the best we saw in Scotland and is well worth the visit. Beautifully arranged,diverse views and groupings, plants matched aesthetically, a paved one-mile walking path, hills, creeks and ponds, strategically placed benches, all make this a delight.... More

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

As a local, I pass by Chanticleer a few times per week and almost every time I say to myself: "Need to stop by next weekend" I guess I have visited 3- 4 times at different seasons early spring, spring, summer and fall and each was a new and refreshing experience. I am a putter around gardener not a pro... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Its beautiful, romantic, serene and peaceful. A Sunday well spent with my wife and daughter... Even though the surroundings of Newtown Square and West Chester are "green", Chanticleer brings a whole new meaning to this. The garden is very well maintained. however, finding a parking spot can be challenging, if there more people visiting that day. We had packed our... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Chanticleer is not well known, but it should be. In fact, I lived nearby for many years before I even realized it existed. This is a small but exquisite garden in the English style with paths to roam through flowers, fields, massive trees, streams, wooded areas. There are many wooden chairs to sit at and just gaze at the surrounding... More

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Old Bridge
19 reviews 19 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A beautiful garden in which to spend a few hours. Get there early as the parking becomes difficult. We learned about Chanticleer via the Phil Garden Show, both, wonderful venues for those with a deeper appreciation for the beauty of nature.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you like beautiful flowers, gardens ,lawns, scenery, and serenity, you must visit Chanticleer. Spend an hour or two in a peaceful atmosphere and enjoy the beauty. You will not regret it.

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Frederick, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If not for my garden friend's high mark recommendation, I probably will never know about this exquisite and graceful garden near Philadelphia. The website introduction of the garden describes it as "romantic" which caught my eye. Many other adjectives come to my mind after my visit--inspiring, enchanting, inviting, surprising, lovely, artistic.... I will love to visit the garden in different... More

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