Vanderbilt Garden Annual 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 in the spirit of the early 1900s. 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 Hatters (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 at 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 may 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. Members of the association will be available for guided tours.

Tickets are available ONLY online at . Tickets are $45 for FWVGA members and $50 for non-members. They will be available until September 7, or until the event sells out.

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