Fort Worth's Chandor Gardens Tour and Boo Ray's Lunch

Fort Worth's Chandor Gardens Tour and Boo Ray's Lunch

Fort Worth
Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 9:00am
Weatherford
Texas

Twenty-one folks in 13 cars enjoyed a scenic, twisty, dippy country drive, an excellent guided tour of Chandor Gardens, one of the most enchanting gardens in the United States, and a delicious lunch at Boo Ray’s at Hudson Oaks. 

The gardens were the result of 16 years of work and inspiration by the Englishman Douglas Chandor, who married the former Ina Kuteman of Weatherford.  The couple made the city their home.  Mr. Chandor was a prominent artist during his time.  His portraits include Queen Elizabeth at her coronation, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ike Eisenhower, and other powerful people and celebrities.  Mr. Chandor designed and worked on the gardens until his untimely death in 1953.  After Mrs. Chandor’s death in 1978, the gardens fell into neglect until restored by Charles and Melody Bradford, who purchased the property.  Today, the restored gardens are a valued asset of the City of Weatherford.