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GARDEN TEA

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GARDEN TEA 2024
Featuring Pieter Estersohn
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Our fourth annual garden tea will welcome 130 local women for education and fun. The event begins with beverages in the garden, followed by tea sandwiches and sweet treats on the lawn. Then, guests will hear a lecture in the barn featuring Pieter Estersohn, photographer and author of Back to the Land: A New Way of Life in the Country, which will be published in April, 2024. Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 for property enhancement projects identified in a recent master plan.

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GARDEN TEA 2023
Featuring Calvert Crary
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Our third annual garden tea raised over $15,000 for beautification and gardening projects.  The event featured Calvert Crary, florist, photographer and author of Flower School.  Guests enjoyed beverages in the garden, hearty tea boxes by Carolyn's Absolutely Fabulous Events on the lawn, and a presentation in the barn.  

Many thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and the many people who purchased raffle tickets!!  

Photos by Katharine Calderwood. 

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GARDEN TEA 2022
Featuring Katie Marron
Thursday, May 26, 2022
We raised over $10,000 for beautification and gardening projects at our second annual garden tea featuring Catie Marron, author of Becoming a Gardener: What Reading and Digging Taught Me About Living.  Guests enjoyed beverages in the garden, hearty tea boxes by Carolyn's Absolutely Fabulous Events on the lawn, and a lecture in the barn.  Photos by Katharine Calderwood. 
GARDEN TEA 2021
Featuring Victoria Johnson
Thursday, June 2, 2021
We welcomed Victoria Johnson, author of American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of Hosack Early Republic, for our first Garden Tea.  
Photos by Katharine Calderwood.