A few more pictures from our quiet stroll through Chandor Gardens.
Garden paths lead to calming scenes with water.
And some rather bizarre scenes of Chandor’s obsessions with Chinese culture. This looks like volcanic rock used as a display case for oriental statutes.
Another display of red panels gives a suggestion about the importance of red in the Chinese culture, where it represents luck, joy, and happiness. Brides wear red to ward off evil.
About eight Staghorn Ferns hang from a large oak.
Ah, back to a soothing pool surrounded by greenery.
Rare for this area is a pot of Kent’s Beauty Oregano with its fluffy flowers.
A lush area with lots of foliage.
As we head to the Chandor home, more water and assorted plants.
More potted plants topped off with a new variety of Coleus.
On the back side of the house is an enclosed patio area that has an intimate feeling.
Inside the walled area is a long planting of Pentas and Caladiums,which are cheery and refreshing.
One of my favorite features is this gate leading out of the patio.
The story goes that Chandor admired the gate at a friend’s house. His friend then gifted it to him. From the note, they may have been used over windows at Vincent’s home.
Now these lovely gates can be admired by all who visit this public garden.
What a special place Chandor Gardens is to this small town situated in a dry climate.
“At the heart of gardening, there is a belief in the miraculous.” Mirabel Osler