Picnic At Chanticleer Garden
Friday, August, 7th, 2015 at 5-8pm (Rain Date August 21st)
The Barnard Club invites the Seven Sisters Clubs to bring your family and friends, blankets, wine bottles, and nibbles for a summer picnic in an elegant garden setting at Chanticleer! Once the home of the Rosengartens, Chanticleer was lush and green with picturesque trees and manicured lawns. Today, it exudes old-world beauty with walks that wind through the Tennis Court, Ruin, Gravel Garden, Pond Garden, and the more shaded Asian Woods and Bell's Woodland. Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy the charms of nature and summer relaxation at their best!
We’ll meet near the Cut Flower Garden. If you plan to attend, please email Bianca Swift at firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can provide meet-up info closer to the date
Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The garden is a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the design, and even the drinking fountains are sculptural. It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home.
The garden has evolved greatly since the death of the owner in 1990. As the home of the Rosengartens, Chanticleer was beautiful and green with impressive trees and lawns. Most of the floral and garden development you see today has occurred since 1990, designed by Chanticleer staff and consultants.
There are seven Horticulturists, each responsible for the design, planting, and maintenance of an area. The areas are continually evolving, each with its own feel, yet joined together as one complete unit. The Teacup Garden and Chanticleer Terraces feature seasonal plants and bold-textured tropical and subtropical plants. These areas change greatly from year to year. Non-hardy plants overwinter in greenhouses and basements.