Chanticleer is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am until 5pm. Many of our visitors' frequently asked questions in regards to general information about visiting and enjoying our garden have been listed and addressed below.
For any additional information, please feel free to visit the contact page and get in touch with us either by phone or email. We'll be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.
HoursChanticleer is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The garden is also open on Friday evenings until 8:00 p.m. from May through Labor Day. The 2014 season begins on
April 2nd and ends on November 2nd.
Price of AdmissionAdults (13 years and over) - $10.00
Pre-teen children (12 years and under) - Free
Members of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and local arboreta - $8.00
Radnor Library Cardholders - $5.00
Garden professionals - Free
Maps of the garden are available at the Entrance Desk to help you plan your visit.
Guided tours are available by reservation.
Season PassesSeason passes are good for the entire 2014 open season:
One person - $30.00 Two persons - $50.00 Four persons - $75.00 *Note: Pre-teen children 12 and under are free.
To purchase passes:
• Click the button for your desired pass and complete your purchase with PayPal.
• Send check payable to Chanticleer to Season Passes, Chanticleer, 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087
• Call 610.687.4163 with credit card information
• Buy at the Entrance Desk.
Wheelchair AccessChanticleer is wheelchair accessible. The topography through parts of the garden is steep so please discuss with our Receptionist the best way to proceed on the path before you begin your tour. We recommend that you park in a designated spot near the entrance so that the garden is easily accessible for the wheelchair. Wheelchairs are not available for rent at the garden.
Garden Etiquette• Walk only on paths and lawns.
• Leave the plants and animals as they are.
• Keep the garden smoke-free.
• Eat only at the picnic tables. On Friday evenings (May through Labor Day), we welcome you to picnic throughout the garden.
• Please carry out what you bring in and do not leave belongings unattended.
• Sports activities, pets, and loud sounds belong elsewhere.
• Please keep your children in sight.
Painting GuidelinesPainting is allowed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during open hours. Please leave the garden and rest rooms as you found them and respect the wishes of the gardeners and other guests. Set up on lawns or terraces and allow adequate space for movement around you. Please stay with your equipment and use care in cleaning your equipment. Please take out what you bring in.
PhotographyWedding / Family photography by professional photographers is not allowed in the garden.
We ask garden photographers to sign a Photography Guidelines and Tripod Use form which can be accessed below or given to you upon arrival at the Entrance Desk.
Photography Guidelines and Tripod Use Permission Form
Photography Guidelines and Tripod UseChanticleer appreciates your interest in photographing the garden. We restrict the use of any photography / photos / images / video and film footage taken at Chanticleer to editorial purposes only. We request all images be labeled naming Chanticleer as the location. If the image is digitally captured, Chanticleer should be included in the metadata as the location. Photography / photos / images / video and film footage taken or captured at Chanticleer may not be used for advertising, commercial use, or services. Any exceptions require advance written permission from the Executive Director.
We ask you abide by the following guidelines while on the property:
1. Set up tripods on lawns or terraces, not in the garden beds, and allow for movement around you.
2. Follow the requests of gardeners and other Chanticleer staff
3. Respect the wishes of other guests
4. Leave the garden as you found it
Opening Day April 2nd
The garden will be open for the season on Wednesday, April 2nd, 10am-5pm. Season continues through October. Closing day is Sunday, November 2nd.
2014 Season Passes Now Available
Be ahead of the rush. They make great gifts. Purchase them here.
News & Events
15th Annual Chanticleer Lecture
The lecture features Jack Staub,
author of Private Edens: lessons in creating your own garden paradise and will be held at the Radnor Library on April 13th at 2pm.
Free of charge, seating is limited.
Early Openings in 2014
The garden will open at 8:00am on the first Saturday each month:
May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, and October 4, 2014.
House Tours added for 2014
Tours of the historic home will occur every Friday and Saturday at 11am. Register at the reception desk or call ahead, 610-687-4163.
Chanticleer In the News
High praise from the
Philadelphia Inquirer, and from London's Financial Times.