nostalgic box [deleted] 12:50am, 14 August 2008
I'm thinking that late August or early September might be a good time for another meetup. One idea I have is for a Friday night (if we go in August) is to Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA. This is the only night they are open until 8:00, so the light is a little better.

I'm open to other ideas, or waiting until early September. What do you think?

UPDATE: 8/17 - It seems some people are able to make 8/29 at Chanticleer Gardens in the evening. Chanticleer closes at 8:00 so I was thinking of meeting at 5:30. Please post, if you haven't, and let us know if you can make it. Here is a link to Chanticleer Garden website:

Here is their comments on photography (copied from the website):
Photography: Wedding / Family photography by professional photographers is not allowed in the garden.

We ask garden photographers to sign a Photography Guidelines and Tripod Use form which can be accessed below or given to you upon arrival at the Entrance Desk.

Photography Guidelines and Tripod Form

Photography Guidelines and Tripod Use: Chanticleer appreciates your interest in photographing the garden. We restrict the use of any photography / photos / images / video and film footage taken at Chanticleer to editorial purposes only. We request all images be labeled naming Chanticleer as the location. If the image is digitally captured, Chanticleer should be included in the metadata as the location.

Photography / photos / images / video and film footage taken or captured at Chanticleer may not be used for advertising, commercial use, or services. Any exceptions require advance written permission from the Executive Director.

We ask you abide by the following guidelines while on the property:

Set up tripods on lawns or terraces, not in the garden beds, and allow for movement
around you
Follow the requests of gardeners and other Chanticleer staff
Respect the wishes of other guests
Leave the garden as you found it

bashful rings [deleted] 10 years ago
I'ld love to do an evening at Chanticleer. How about Aug 29th for all those not crazy enough to brave the shore traffic?
pshorten PRO 10 years ago
I'll come August 29th - so long as I'm in town which it looks like I will be!
nils9three 10 years ago
I was there a couple of weeks ago but it was on a 5pm closing day. Friday 29th sounds good.
naiffer_romero 10 years ago
I have hear that place is really of a problem with photographers. We better check with them, before moving forward the meet-up..
Michael J Ross 10 years ago
Morris Arboretum is very-photog-friendly. They are open late on Thursday evenings. Lots of flowers for macro and a train garden for movement. Check it out:

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 East Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
nostalgic box [deleted] 10 years ago
I've never had a problem at Chanticleer with photography. You have to sign a tripod form saying you're not taking pictures professionally, pretty standard and similar to Longwood Gardens. I can make 8/29.

magazione 10 years ago
you guys are great for finding places to go! I am not sure about the 29th yet...sounds good though... I will check.
protective impulse [deleted] 10 years ago
Unless the sky falls in at work on the 29th, I should be able to get away in time to meet at 5:30 on the 29th. Count me in.
nostalgic box [deleted] 10 years ago
We were planning to go to Chanticleer Garden THIS Friday 8/29 from 5:30-8:00. I know only a few may be able to make it, but wanted to make sure who's coming. We'll meet at the admission table.

So far, it seems we have MariaIPA, Pshorten, nils9three, and JoJoBurke. magazione was a maybe.

Please let me know definitely if you are able to make it to Chanticleer at 5:30 on this Friday, 8/29.

leesure PRO 10 years ago
This sounds like a winner!
sssmithphoto 10 years ago
There is a chance I may come but more than likely not.
bashful rings [deleted] 10 years ago
I will probably arrive some time before 5:30 and enjoy a sandwich in the gardens. I will wonder up to the entrance at that time to meet everyone but let me know if you are coming earlier and want to meet up.

I have never experienced any problems with photography in the gardens even when arriving with a rather large camera bag. The tripod form looks pretty standard.
leesure PRO 10 years ago
I'll be there at 5:30. Directions or an address????
protective impulse [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by protective impulse (member) 10 years ago
Looks like I will be able to make it. See all of you at 5:30PM today (rain or shine?!?!)

leesure: see their web site for directions and address is at the bottom of the page.
nostalgic box [deleted] 10 years ago
the weather looks like it will be ok. see everyone there at 5:30
leesure PRO 10 years ago
Thjanks JoJo!!!
nostalgic box [deleted] 10 years ago
Hmmm... Its been raining here (Exton) for the last couple hours, but shows only a 20% chance of rain from 4-8pm and mostly to partly cloudy. I'm still going to Chanticleer in hopes it stops by our meet up time of 5:30.

leesure PRO 10 years ago
It was a pleasure meeting you Jim and Nils.
protective impulse [deleted] 10 years ago
Jim, et al.
Sorry I did not make it to the meet up. The rain and an overdue report kept me away. Hope you all had the opportunity to get some great shots; and I look forward to seeing them posted here.
nostalgic box [deleted] 10 years ago
The weather may not have been great, and the group was small (3 of us), but it looks like we got some good shots, had fun, and met new people. I look forward to the next meetup for the group.

bashful rings [deleted] 10 years ago
Sorry I wimped out at the last minute but it as raining and I was tired from a long week at work.
leesure PRO 10 years ago
Miss ya Maria. Hope ur rested up.
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