A promise of Spring: Main Line public garden opens

On a cold Spring day, this something to look forward to. (Chanicleer Gardens)
On a cold Spring day, this something to look forward to. (Chanicleer Gardens) (Chanticleer Gardens)
Posted: April 04, 2013

It may still be cold enough to feel like winter but a sure sign that spring has arrived is upon us.

Chanticleer Gardens has opened for the season.

From now through November 3, the public garden located on the Main Line will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Wednesday through Sunday. On Fridays during the summer, visitors can stay until 8 p.m.

The garden, set on 47 acres in Wayne, will mark two special occasions in 2013. Its will celebrate its 20th year as a public garden and the centennial as the Rosengarten estate.

The house and grounds once belonged to Adolph Rosengarten, Sr., and his wife Christine, who built it as their county retreat. Rosengarten sold his family pharmaceutical firm in the 1920 to Merck and company. Their son Adolph, Jr. donated the property to be used by the public upon his death in 1990.

Chanticleer is wheelchair accessible. Check its website, www.chanticleergarden.org, for admission fees.


Contact staff writer Mari A. Schaefer at 610-313-8111, mschaefer@phillynews.com or @MariSchaefer on Twitter.

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