UPCOMING FEATURED FOUNDATION EVENT:
Parker County's first ever Summer "Cliburn in the Classroom" provides an interactive and educational program for children of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, and is provided free of charge. Two classes will be offered on a first come-first served basis beginning at 11:00am at the Gardens, 711 West Lee Ave, Weatherford, TX 76086. Reservations can be made free through Eventbrite for each class date.
Click here for the July 20, 2019 class.
Click here for the August 10, 2019 class
Please call 817-613-1700 for more information.
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 is 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.