Chanticleer Garden in Wayne Pennsylvania must be one of the most unique, beautiful and well run gardens in the country. I'm very fortunate to be friends with Jonathan Wright who lives and works at the garden. I have also been fortunate to see the garden several times over the years and have seen the progression of plantings, furniture and art. This morning when the garden was closed I had a long stroll. Below is what I found.
Jonathan has an amazing eye, I have these same incredible natural concretions at home but not perfectly arranged like this.
Jonathan created what I would call hanging meadows
very unusual Dahlia 'Obsidian ', Jonathan's find
Dan Benarik's tower of some variegated Coprosma
Dan's tropical design is fantastic, subtle color play with Philodendrons
This year's Tea Cup Garden
Zinnias in the veg garden
Loving this huddled family of Ilex 'Sky Pencil'
Erie stone faces a la Marcia Donohue
all weather furniture
Spectacular kale fields
Alocasia 'Sting Ray'
Jonathan's temporary meadow
Love Jonathan's color combos!
Jonathan again, lemony fun
This urn has been covered with this same ivy for many years... I recognize it from The American Hort Society's A-Z
Schaueria flavicoma (LOVE)
lumbering hulks of Picea abies 'Pendula'
playful acorns and oaks
coffin or dinning table
bridge as art
not a plane crash but tree bridge, more bridge as art. Love this though they were toning down the color of the "bark". What a wonderful and ambitious project. Only a place like Chanticleer can do things like this!