Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Chandor Gardens

Mr. Higgins' parents were recently in town for my birthday and we wanted to do something different and fun, especially since the weather was finally supposed to be nice.  And so we headed to Weatherford, TX to visit Chandor Gardens.

Chandor Gardens was designed by a British protrait artist, Douglas Chandor, who moved with his wife to her hometown of Weatherford in the 1930s.  

Over the course of twenty years, Chandor converted four acres of land into a lush garden.  The gardens are amazing, even in the off-season.  

There are a lot of Asian influences - statues, Buddhas, dragons....among the fountains and plants.

There are fountains, a waterfall, pergolas, bridges...  The gardens are an oasis within downtown Weatherford.  The fountains drown out the noise of traffic and it's a very peaceful place to relax. 

There were some flowers in bloom and they were beautiful!

If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend a visit to Chandor Gardens, a lovely escape from the city noise and concrete.

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