Tuesday, June 23, 2009

~Tea with Mom at Butchart Gardens~

Mom and I had tea in this very delightful and sunny garden dinning room. As we walked around to enter the front door there was many beautiful plants and a long gracious lawn to adore.

We are getting closer to the front door and here we took a peek through the lattice into what was Mrs. Butchart's private garden.
Almost to the front door.
And here we are. The glass in the door was amazing.
Inside the Dinning Room.

The garden room where we took tea.

Everywhere we looked we saw blooming potted plants, they were lined up all around the window ledges.
We were served a lovely variety of sandwiches and little cakes along with a candied ginger scone, for a warm treat we were served a sausage roll and a roasted vegetable and cheese quiche. Mom and I loved the berry trifle with Chantilly cream. Now time for tea. Mom and I had fun wondering what story the tea leaves could tell us...

Mrs. Butchart would host lovely luncheons for the under privileged children. This picture was taken outside on the lawn area, behind it is what is now called the Dinning Room. The letter above is a thank you note that was so beautifully written. I just love the way the thank you letter was written in the year 1920. Click on the picture to enlarge. Next Post~Seattle Washington to see Pikes Market, the Locks and the Space Needle.

12 comments:

For the love of a teddy bear said...

I want to go there!!! It's beautiful!! that is what I picture a tea to be like...I would wear my victorian hat and walk through all the flowers and eat such beautiful yummies...and have such wonderful conversation with all the ladies. Thank you for all the pictures that looked like the perfect day...I wish there was a place like that here....hugs, Jennifer

Martha said...

What a great place to have tea. Love the story and letter as well.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! That is fabulous! Thanks for sharing the pics with us...makes me want to travel!

Vee said...

Such an amazingly beautiful spot. I'm sure that your mother and you both enjoyed a wonderful tea. The candied ginger scone sounds like something I would like very much. It's interesting that Mrs. Butchart was a woman who "gave back."

Catherine Holman said...

What a charming restaurant! The food looks delicious.
Hugs,
Cathie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful place to have tea. I am envious of you, being able to sit there with your Mom enjoying a wonderful tea in a beautiful garden setting.
Hugs,
Penny

Penny said...

I am enjoying your travels so much and plan to spend some time with your blog. Thank you for visiting me and making me feel welcome here.

Terry said...

Hi
Oh my this was so delightful.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful blessing.
I really loved all the gorgeous photos and the letter !
Yummy tea and so many scrumptious items to try .
It is so much fun to share in your adventures.
Blessings to you sweet lady.
Have a marvelous weekend.
Happy Trails
Hugs

Acorn Cottage said...

What a lovely post. Glad that the two of you had such a nice time! Sounds like it was delicious. I would love to learn the art of making a light good scone...one of these days! Thanks for sharing your day with us! Looks like you picked a perfect day to go!

Smiles, Nancy

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog, I'm feeling much better..:-)
I hope you are doing well and that you had a nice weekend...talk to ya soon! hugs, Jennifer

Charmingdesigns said...

I love this place, it has been soooo long since I have been there. Thank you for sharing and bringing back nice memories. Laurie

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