The Chairy Orchard in Denton, TX
Have Yourself a Whimsical Adventure
Denton is a special place that combines city life and the college experience with established neighborhoods full of families and students. Smack dab in the middle of one such neighborhood, nestled between two houses is where you will find the Chairy Orchard, a vacant lot packed with chairs.
Judy and Ann, known these days as the chairy fairies, are the creators of the orchard. They have collected dozens of chairs in every shape, style, and industry. You'll come across a salon-style dryer chair with the hood still on it, a decrepit wheelchair, straight back chairs, rocking chairs, baby chairs, all the chairs! Take a swing in a hammock (if you can sit in it, it's a chair, right?), or pay your condolences at the Cemechairy. The chairs come from every place you can imagine: garage sales, thrift stores, curbs, and donations. The stories of the family dinners and the children who grew up live in these chairs, giving this park a charming history.
Every visit to the Chairy Orchard is a little different than the last. Special chairs will even make appearances for the seasons or holidays! A metal fence along the back of the orchard, affectionately referred to as the Locks of Love Chairish Wall, offers a place for lovebirds to secure a lock with their names as a declaration of their love. Keys are then deposited into the adjacent lockbox or kept as a reminder.
This spot is also a favorite for both professional and beginner photographers. The Chairy Orchard is the perfect backdrop for graduation photos, engagement photos, family photos, and unique content for your Instagram feed. Down the road is Avondale Park, so there's no shortage of photo-worthy scenery. Looking for family fun? Make sure to check out the scavenger hunt that takes you through the orchard to find those special hidden gems on the property.
There is no cost to visit the Chairy Orchard; however, monetary donations are accepted inside a retro red refrigerator that stands against the fence line. For additional questions about the Chairy Orchard, visit their website, or take a look for yourself!
1426 Churchill Drive, Denton, TX 76209