Ringing Bell’s Woodland at Chanticleer Backyard

January 18, 2024

Essentially the most secret a part of Chanticleer is the doorway to Bell’s Woodland, set off past the colourful chopping backyard (developing in my subsequent put up). The plant listing for it’s tucked inside a metallic sculpture of a hornet’s nest hanging from a tree — worthy of a double-take earlier than reaching for it, each time. So inventive!

That is Half 9 of my go to to Chanticleer through the Philadelphia Space Fling final September.

You enter this backyard via an Alice-in-Wonderland expertise of being shrunk all the way down to rabbit measurement, by passing via a large fallen tree trunk. It’s artifical however splendidly lifelike. Planting pockets alongside the edges and prime create the impact of nature colonizing the fallen tree.

The sunshine within the woodland backyard was so contrasty that I didn’t get many good photos. However I’ve to share this bench hidden behind a vine-smothered trellis, the place a lady was peacefully sitting and searching on the creek.

I like how Chanticleer units up these little sitting alternatives, like this Adirondack perched on the finish of a slender bridge alongside the creek. A woodland throne.

A dialog spot seems the place the trail widens right into a round stone patio with a big bowl of water within the heart.

The water displays the bushes like a darkish mirror.

From there, the trail leads over meandering Bell’s Creek and right into a extra open backyard of dappled solar.

A spherical pond with a frog fountain makes a focus alongside the way in which.

Lavender flowers had been showy in a sunken backyard.

A closeup

View of the stone-bordered creek from below a pine bough

In one other wooded space on the far finish of Bell’s Creek, you enter a placing path of slate roofing tiles (I feel) laid on edge.

I’ve all the time admired this intimate spiral patio alongside the slate path.

A starburst of slate and stone is inset into the trail because it segues to stepping stones alongside the creek.

Totally charming and harmonious with the ferny woodland.

A wider view

And yet another. I like it!

Up subsequent: Flowers, greens, and a celebration within the Reducing and Vegetable Backyard at Chanticleer. For a glance again at Chanticleer’s mysterious Destroy Backyard, click on right here:

To examine my previous visits to Bell’s Woodland and Bell’s Creek at Chanticleer, observe these hyperlinks:

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