|My visit to Chanticleer House & Gardens in April.|
So here we are, at Chanticleer house...
|In the West Bed, waves of tulips and potted cycads take center-stage in April.|
|White, dark red, and pink & white tulips are combined for a beautiful spring display!|
|This pool house, covered in climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris) would be a nice place to rest in the heat of summer.|
|The terrace on Chanticleer house looks out on the Croquet lawn.|
|Seating on the terrace, and everywhere at Chanticleer, invites you to take a rest and enjoy the view!|
|A row of pots along the terrace are filled with brilliant green curly parsley and purple-flowered Erysimum linifolium ‘Variegatum’.|
|This stone path brings you down from the side of the house towards its proper frontage. These pink tulips with white edges work work perfectly to combine the colors of the white-flowering trees and the purple Heuchera and barberry foliage.|
|A large section of pink tree peonies bloom around the corner of the house.|
|This side of the house is called the "Overlook", as it does provide a view of many different areas of the garden at once.|
|Once you follow the stone walkway, you find the Gravel Forecourt. Blue-glazed containers planted with magenta and cream Stock (Mattiola incana) and vivid blue Cineraria (Pericallis 'Senetti Deep Blue') stand at the center.|
|It is easy to imagine the Rosengarten's receiving their guests in this forecourt. It is grand but still welcoming because of the shorter plantings surrounding the door, which give it a more human scale.|
|It is still welcoming for visitors today! But now, there are even more acres to explore than in the old days - currently 35 acres.|
|Chanticleer gate with another pair of roosters.|
|Blue lawn chairs coordinate with the blue grape hyacinths in the grass beside this outbuilding.|
|Blue Muscari armenicum in the grass on the east-side of Chanticleer house.|
Read the rest of the Chanticleer Series on WMG
Thanks for coming along for the tour.
I hope you will get to visit Chanticleer in person someday!