The focus of the Chandor Gardens Foundation is to preserve the heritage of the Gardens and work with the City of Weatherford to further develop the Chandor property, in keeping with Douglas Chandor's artistic vision.
Douglas Chandor was one of the great portrait artists of the 20th Century. Five of his paintings are on display in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. His portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt is displayed in the White House, and his coronation portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, graces the British Embassy in Washington, DC.
His passion for gardening and his artistry intertwined to be beautifully expressed in the gardens he created and named White Shadows. After the untimely death of Douglas in 1953, his wife, Ina, paid tribute to him by changing the name to Chandor Gardens.
Today, Chandor Gardens is a destination unto itself. It is the location of joyous events, memory-making occasions, and pleasant wanderings.
"Cliburn in the Classroom" Summer Series at Chandor Gardens - August 10th, 2019
Join the Cliburn at Chandor Gardens for a special Summer edition of Cliburn in the Classroom as we explore “Musical Organizers” in an interactive and educational program for children going into; 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade, led by Corrie Donovan and Gloria Lin. Docent led tours of the historic gardens are also available at this time.
This classical music discovery and appreciation class is provided free of charge, and will run for 40 minutes, on a first come-first served basis beginning at 11:00 am at Chandor Gardens, 711 West Lee Ave, Weatherford, TX 76086.
"A Night In Venice" Masked Ball - Saturday, October 12th, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.
Chandor Gardens Foundation invites you to be part of a very special evening of 19th Century intrigue and elegance at Chandor Gardens!
So search for that perfect mask (masks are encouraged but not required) and fantastic costume or evening attire and join in the celebration.
Dance the night away to the Big Band sound of Dynamic Swing Machine. Relish hearty hors d’ oeuvres by Aaron's Catering and enjoy champagne, wine or beer from the cash bar.
There are prizes for masks and costumes, and other amusements throughout the evening.
Tickets: $100 per person or Reserved Table of 8 - $1,000
Proceeds from this fundraiser will help in developing an art and culture center at Chandor Gardens.
For more information about any of these featured events please call 817-613-1700.