Afternoon Tea to be Hosted at Iconic Greenfield Hill Estate
Once Known as ‘Tea Time Tavern’
You don’t have to be from Fairfield, CT to appreciate the beauty of its Greenfield Hill Historic District, which is marked by the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, Bronson Windmill and iconic flowering Dogwood trees that date back to the early 1900s. Greenfield Hill is also known for its scenic roads, historic homes, nature preserves and sprawling estates, and was recently hailed by The New York Times as a “place for nature lovers.”
Located in the heart of Greenfield Hill on nearly six beautifully manicured aces is one of the area’s oldest estates, which will serve as the picture perfect setting for this year’s Afternoon Tea Party, hosted in conjunction with the Near & Far Aid 2017 Designer House Tour on Friday, May 12 with continuous service between 1 – 3 p.m. Purchase Tickets Here
Patrons of the 2017 Afternoon Tea — catered by Royal Tea Company — will have the unique opportunity to step inside the private estate known as Sound View Meadows, which boasts panoramic distant views of the Long Island Sound, sweeping emerald lawns, lush gardens, a wildflower meadow, a sparkling pool, a two bedroom carriage house and a Cameron Clark stable that’s been converted to a luxurious entertaining venue.
Patrons will enjoy scones fit for the Queen herself, a custom blend of Darjeeling Tea, an array of traditional tea sandwiches, chocolate toffee trifle and delicious, freshly baked confections. The location for the Afternoon Tea Party is separate from the other properties on the Designer House Tour and accessible only to Afternoon Tea Party ticket holders.
Former ‘Tea Time Tavern’ Overflowing With Greenfield Hill History
This private home was originally built in 1834 and then remodeled in the 1930s by one of the area’s most renowned architects Cameron Clark and his wife Agnes Clark, who would become one of the first female landscape architects.
The home was once owned by Devore Warner, who owned nearly all the land in Greenfield Hill at the time. However, the house itself wasn’t their primary residence so Warner’s wife convinced him to use it as a Ladies Luncheon Club that they called the ‘Tea Time Tavern.’
Patrons of the Near & Far Aid 2017 Afternoon Tea will be seated in the formal living room and under the adjoining veranda that overlooks the rose gardens and Long Island Sound on the horizon.
Limited tickets are available for the Afternoon Tea and are available on the Near & Far Aid Web site. You may also purchase tickets for the 2017 Designer House Tour and Designer Breakfast, both of which are held the same day.