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Chandor Gardens Chandor Gardens is a unique world-class paradise featuring an enchanting array of creativity, color and beauty. The gardens were lovingly designed and created by renowned English portrait artist Douglas Chandor over 70 years ago yet remain a spectacular marvel.

The gardens, originally called White Shadows, were carved from 4 acres of rock-hard terrain that was once a cow pasture. The project began in 1936 with the aid of picks, shovels, dynamite and mule-drawn plows. Truckloads of topsoil and tons of boulders were brought in to transform the barren cactus-dotted property into a peaceful haven enclosed by hedges and walls. Chandor devised a series of garden rooms, each with individual character and stunning views, all connected by meandering walkways. His creation combines the styles and ambiance of Chinese and English gardens with such delights as fountains, grottos and even a mountain waterfall.

The City of Weatherford purchased Chandor Gardens in May 2002. The gardens are available for public and private tours. The gardens along with the Chandor mansion are available for rental. It is an ideal and picturesque setting for weddings, photography, meetings, and special events.


Hours: Public Hours until Mid Nov., Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. By Appointment year round for Private Tours and Events
Address: 711 West Lee
Phone: 817-613-1700
Our Email: knantz@ci.weatherford.tx.us
Our Website:www.ci.weatherford.tx.us/index.asp?NID=170

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