Chanticleer Garden was originally the country estate of a wealthy Philadelphian family, the Rosengarten’s, in the 20th century. The last of the family passed away in the early ’90s, but he gifted the beautiful homes and grounds known as Chanticleer to the public.
Today, the stunning gardens welcome the public to explore when the plants are in full bloom. The naturalistic approach to gardening here is so striking that exploring here is more like entering a fairytale than strolling through a commercial garden. That’s why Garden Design magazine says Chanticleer is “America’s most inspiring garden.” On Friday evenings this summer, bring a picnic and discover the greenery. The Ruin Garden is probably the most breathtaking attraction, the remnants of a stone home perched on a hill that overlooks the rest of the garden. It’s the perfect spot for your picnic this weekend!