The “gem” of Weatherford and Parker County got its official National Historic Registry designation Thursday when Chandor Gardens held a ceremony to dedicate its newest marker.
Mayor Dennis Hooks, City Manager Jerry Blaisdell and several others spoke about the historic garden, which was built in 1936 by world renowned English portrait artist Douglas Chandor and his wife, Ina. Chandor Gardens is a city-owned and operated garden that consists of English and Chinese influenced botanical landscapes, along with a large 5,600 square foot mansion that houses Douglas’ infamous studio. Chandor Gardens is available for public/private tours, retreats, private parties and weddings year-round.
Chandor Gardens is maintained and managed by full-time staff from the Parks, Recreation and Special Events Department.