Get ready for the 21st Annual Teddy Bear Tea, coming to The Gardens on December 3rd and 4th! Our popular, holiday-themed fundraiser is a huge hit with children ages three to nine and sells out every year.
For this memorable family event, our Camellia Room (did you know that tea is made from Camellia leaves?) is decorated in festive holiday decor, and serves as the perfect setting for fancy tea service in delicate, rose-painted porcelain cups. With seasonal music playing in the background, children visit the “Boutique” which features stuffed bears, jewelry and the ever-popular “ribbon halos” for sale before heading downstairs to take special commemorative photos. A selection of teatime finger foods to please both children and adults is served, followed by a raffle of special prizes. There’s also time for storytelling and crafts, and every child receives a special goody bag to take home.
This event, organized through the efforts of a team of dedicated volunteers, has been a very special tradition shared by hundreds and hundreds of families over the last 20+ years, and raises funds to support our youth education programs.
So, bring out the grannies and aunties, gather the mommy & me playgroup, collect all the kiddies and come share in the fun at The Gardens this holiday season!