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PORTRAIT PAINTER DOUGLAS CHANDOR BEGAN DESIGNS FOR HIS HOME AND GARDEN IN 1934. ORIGINALLY CALLED WHITE SHADOWS, THE GARDEN WAS RENAMED CHANDOR GARDENS BY HIS WIFE, INA, AFTER HER HUSBAND'S DEATH IN 1953. CARVED FROM A CALICHE HILLSIDE THAT HAD BEEN HIS IN-LAWS' COW PASTURE, IT CONSISTS OF SEVEN INTERLOCKING GARDENS WITH ORIENTAL AND ENGLISH FEATURES. MOST GARDENS INCLUDE A FOUNTAIN OR POND, AND SPACE FOR FLORA, STATUARY OR OTHER OBJECTS. THE GARDEN OPENED TO THE PUBLIC AND BEGAN ATTRACTING REGIONAL ATTENTION BY 1938 FROM NEWSPAPER FEATURES. CHANDOR'S WISH WAS THAT HIS GARDEN WOULD BE AN INCENTIVE FOR TEXAS MEN TO TAKE UP GARDENING. THE GARDEN REFLECTS CHANDOR'S ABILITY TO TRANSFORM THOUGHT AND LANDSCAPE INTO A PLACE OF BEAUTY. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2011

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