Workshops at Chanticleer

Garden Photography Workshop with Rob Cardillo


Saturdays June 9 & 23, 2018

Course Description:

The Edges of the Day

This two-part workshop allows participants unique access to the garden before and after opening hours when the landscape often yields moments of exquisite beauty. Led by a renowned garden photographer, students will gain a new set of tools, techniques, and pathways to help them better find and translate their own personal visions of Chanticleer’s horticultural magnificence.

The course begins Saturday afternoon, June 9, with an inspiring presentation from Rob on photographic design principals. Following the lecture, participants will explore and photograph the garden into the evening. The day will end with Rob giving an overview of what students should work on during the weeks. The week between classes provides time for students to download, edit, and prepare their images for a gentle critique on the second day.

On Saturday, June 23, students will have exclusive early morning access before the garden opens to the public. We will gather later in the day for a group critique with lots of time for discussion.
The workshop is open to all skill levels but is best suited for individuals who are comfortable and competent operating whatever camera equipment you wish to bring. Bring your camera, cards, spare batteries and any additional lenses you care to work with. A tripod is useful but not necessary. If you plan to edit photos on site, be sure to bring a laptop. This workshop will be held rain or shine. Regardless of weather, dry socks and spare shoes are always recommended.

Rob Cardillo has been providing exceptional images of plants, gardens and the people that tend them for 20 years. His work appears regularly in Garden Design, Country Gardens and the New York Times. Check out Rob’s work on his website.


Saturday, June 9th 3:30-8pm - a presentation from Rob and evening photography shoot.
Saturday, June 23rd 5:30am-2pm - an early morning photography shoot and group critique.


786 Church Road, Wayne PA 19087


$400.00 - Includes workshop registration, admission to the garden, as well as supper on June 9 and breakfast and lunch on June 23.

Space is limited. To register please follow instructions on the registration form .

Garden Design Master Class with Annie Guilfoyle


July 26-30, 2018

Course Description:

Learn about designing gardens with highly acclaimed British designer, Annie Guilfoyle. This carefully crafted course will guide you through each stage of the design process, beginning with the fundamentals of surveying and site analysis. Followed by essential techniques of how to initiate the design, where to find inspiration, and how to develop a creative concept into a stunning garden.

Together with the Chanticleer staff, Annie will focus on ways of achieving imaginative ideas for hardscaping, along with how to perfect dazzling planting combinations and realize innovative designs for original furniture and sculpture.

This course is ideally suited to students of garden and landscape design and people working in the garden industry, or for those who simply want to redesign their own garden capturing the essence of Chanticleer under Annie's guidance. The course includes practical studio sessions, lectures and demonstrations, garden walks, and critical analysis. Annie will be including up-to-date information and inspiration about what is happening on the UK garden scene.

Click here for the full workshop outline and schedule.


An opening reception and talk will be held Thursday July 26th, 5-7:30pm and the workshop takes place Friday through Monday, July 27-30, 2018 from 9am-5:30pm.


786 Church Road, Wayne PA 19087


$625.00 - Includes the opening reception and breakfast and lunch each day.

A limited number of scholarships may be available for students of horticulture and landscape design/architecture. To be considered for a scholarship please complete the scholarship form and submit it to Erin McKeon along with a resume.

Space is limited. To register please follow instructions on the registration form.

Opening Times

Wednesday - Sunday

10am - 5pm

Early Openings in 2018

The garden will open at 8:00am on May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th,
August 4th, September 1st,
October 6th, and November 3rd during the 2018 season.

Full Parking Lot

Our parking lot holds 120 cars and can fill on weekends and Friday evenings. Please car pool and understand once we reach capacity, you will need to wait until the parking staff directs you to an open spot or plan to visit at a non-peak time.

News & Events

Chanticleer Lecture

April 29th, 3pm
Radnorshire Room
Radnor Township Building
301 Iven Ave, Radnor, PA 19087

Claudia West presents:
Wild and Neat: Bridging the Gap between Great Garden Design and Ecology
Free of charge, seating is limited.

Mother's Day News

Due to anticipated large crowds, there will be no picnicking on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13th.

2018 Season Passes Now Available

Now available for purchase –
2018 Season Passes!

The Art of Gardening

Chanticleer's book,
The Art of Gardening, is available at book sellers everywhere, including Amazon.

Chanticleer In the News

High praise from
The New York Times,
Chicago Tribune, Garden Design,
St. Catharines Standard, and FlipKey by Trip Advisor.

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