Vanderbilt Garden Tea
The Vanderbilt Garden Association is proud to announce that our 5th annual tea will be held on September 9, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm in the beautiful formal gardens of the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic site in Hyde Park, NY. The event is fashioned in the spirit of the early 1900's. It will feature a selection of teas from Harney and Sons, tea sandwiches, scones, cupcakes and more. The Botticelli Players will provide live music. Once again, this year, the beautiful and whimsical Hudson Valley Hatter (formerly Toucan Hats) will be available at the tea for viewing and purchasing.
This year, we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Women's Suffrage Movement. Our featured speaker will be Susan Goodier, Ph.D., coauthor of the book "Women Will Vote" and author of "No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement". Her books will be available for purchase and signing.
The event will take place under a tent in the Vanderbilt garden. (In the event of heavy rain, the event will move to the Wallace Center at the F. D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.) Parking will be at the main visitors center and there is a moderate walk to the gardens. Handicap access is available by pre-arrangement. Would you consider wearing period clothing, party garden wear or even a fancy hat? It isn't necessary but it might be fun!
The F. W. Vanderbilt Garden Association is an all volunteer group. All funds raised by the tea will be used to help fund the planting and maintenance of the gardens. After the tea, we hope many of you will stroll through our beautiful gardens.
Frederick W. Vanderbilt National Historic Site (View)
119 Vanderbilt Park Rd.
Hyde Park, NY 12538
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|