Chanticleer Garden | Wayne, PA September 7, 2020 by danijones2978 Leave a Comment Sharing is caring! Facebook Twitter Pinterest Over Labor Day weekend we took a day trip to Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania. I had seen pictures on Facebook of the gardens when my father-in-law and his wife had visited and was immediately enchanted. I wanted to visit before the growing season was over.Chanticleer was first built as a summer home for the Rosengarten family to escape Philadelphia’s heat. It was completed in 1913 and was part of the family for many years until opening to the public in 1993. You can read more about its history here. What I immediately loved about the gardens is the whimsy and charm. The style is much less formal, then, say, Longwood and there is a playfulness about it. For instance, as we looked into the depths of the pond, we gasped to see a sculpture submerged beneath its dark waters! So many surprises like this to discover at every turn! Come along and I’ll show you around:The main family home is on the left. To the right is the Elevated Walkway.There are large chairs and places to sit and enjoy the view in many places throughout the grounds.“Chanticleer” is a name given to a rooster, especially in fairy tales, and so you can find many rooster images throughout the grounds.I’d like to have a tool shed like this! I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Chanticleer and if you are within driving distance, you will visit for yourself!