SereniTea Wednesdays - February 2020

Join us for Afternoon Tea most Wednesdays in February where hearts will prevail. We will begin with a salad followed by the three tiered tea tray which will feature assorted sandwiches, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and tasty tidbits for dessert, all accompanied with a bottomless pot of properly brewed tea.

Wednesday, February 19 (Filled)
Wednesday, February 26 (Filled)
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00 per person, inclusive

Sereni-TEA Wednesday - March

Join us for an elegant Afternoon Tea this Wednesday in March. Afternoon Tea includes a fresh salad, followed by the traditional tea tray laden with assorted sandwiches, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and delicious desserts. A bottomless pot of properly brewed loose leaf tea will accompany your meal. Treat yourself and your friends to a well-deserved break as you find serenity in a cup, relax, and enjoy this charming olde world tradition.

Wednesday, March 4 (Filled)
between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

First & Third Saturday Tea - March

Join us at our Saturday Teas in March as we celebrate all that's green again! Fresh Salad, three tiered tea tray, and bottomless pots of tea will prevail. Relax and enjoy, experience the peace and tranquility of an Afternoon Tea.

Saturday March 7 (Filled)
Saturday March 21 (Filled)
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00 per person, inclusive 

Evening Tea and Honey Pairing

Discover a range of honey flavors at this tea and honey pairing. Some of the foods will feature honey as well. Following the tea party, Lori Stahl of Bee Bee's will guide us in a honey and tea pairing event. Lori is an enthusiastic presenter and very knowledgeable on bees and honey.

Thursday March 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fee: $45.00, includes complete evening tea, tea and honey pairing, tax and gratuity

Saint Patrick's Day Tea

Celebrate the other favorite drink of Ireland at this festive Afternoon Tea Party. The luck of the Irish will be featured at this complete tea with Sandwiches, Scones, Fresh Fruit, and charmin' Desserts. After tea, we will enjoy a step dance performance from McGinley School of Irish Dance. Wearin' o' the green suggested!

Tuesday, March 17 (Filled)
1:00 pm
Fee: $45.00, all inclusive

Springtime Tonics

Appalachian Folk medicine considers spring time as a time to cleanse and detoxify our bodies after a long sluggish winter of little movement and not as fresh a diet.  In this class, we will explore the herbs used in "Spring Tonic" teas and explore other ways to detox our bodies with baths, foot soaks, and flowery herb steam facials. Participants will each make a custom bottle of "Spring Tonic Vinegar" using herbs and roots discussed in class to take home. All supplies are included. Instructor:  Susanna Reppert Brill

Wednesday March 25
6:30 - 8:30 P.M.
Fee:   $25.00

First Saturday in April Afternoon Tea

Join us for Afternoon Tea as we include touches of spring in our selection of tea party treats. Salad, scones, sandwiches, fresh fruit, and desserts, will be featured at this public tea, with bottomless pots of tea of course. Reserve early!

Saturday, April 4 (Filled)
Between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Fee: $35.00 per person, (includes tax and gratuity)

Sereni-TEA Wednesdays - April

Join us for an elegant Afternoon Tea select Wednesdays in April. Afternoon Tea includes a fresh salad, followed by the traditional tea tray laden with assorted sandwiches, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and delicious desserts. A bottomless pot of properly brewed loose leaf tea will accompany your meal. Treat yourself and your friends to a well-deserved break as you find serenity in a cup. Relax and enjoy this charming olde world tradition.

Wednesdays, April 8, 29
between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Introduction to Herbs and Herb Gardening

Dig into the basics required for beginning a herb garden with an introduction to some of the common and unusual herbs as well as all the requirements to achieve a successful garden. Everyone will leave class with lots of handouts and a little starter plant to begin your herb gardening fun.

Thursday April 16
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00 per person

Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival 2020

Great Day! Music, Workshops, Vendors, Kid’s Activities and Rain Barrel auction/fundraiser throughout the town. Visit their website for additional information.

Visitors to The Rosemary House will receive a free packet of wildflower pollinator seeds! We will have a great selection of herb plants for sale also! Plus, look for whole food, plant based, earth friendly lunch options in front of Sweet Remembrances.

Remember we have parking in the rear.

Saturday April 18th
9 am - 3 pm
Free

Apprentice Gardener Night

Help knock out winter and welcome spring at the first volunteer Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday April 24
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

Afternoon TEA with LEMON, anyone?

This special event tea will feature the fresh taste and flavors of lemon found in fruits and herbs (and a few other citrus fruits as well). After tea, we will explore the lemon flavored herbs and their many uses with Susanna Reppert Brill.

Sunday, April 26th
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $45.00, all inclusive

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - May 2

Join us at Sweet Remembrances as we dedicate this Afternoon Tea to May Day and Mother's! Celebrate Mother's Day all month long, and welcome the warming month of May with sandwiches, scones, and desserts at this full tea.

Saturday May 2 (Filled)
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00 (includes tax and gratuity)

National Herb Week - Herb of the Year - 2020

Herb Garden Tour

The herb of the year is the Rubus species (think Raspberries, etc.) To celebrate National Herb Week, Susanna of The Rosemary House will lead a fast paced tour of our herb gardens featuring over 300 varieties of herbs. Come discover herbs and their uses! This seeing, tasting, touching tour is designed for all ages and you will receive tips on using hops in more than just beer! Everyone will blend their own tea bag to take home.  Enjoy tasty treats prepared by Nancy of Sweet Remembrances Tea room featuring fresh herbs and the herb of the year and served in the garden. Rain or Shine!  No need to preregister.

Wednesday May 6th 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE EVENT - celebrate National Herb Week

Sereni-TEA Wednesdays - May

Join us for an elegant Afternoon Tea Wednesdays in May. Afternoon Tea includes a fresh salad, followed by the traditional tea tray laden with assorted sandwiches, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and delicious desserts. A bottomless pot of properly brewed loose leaf tea will accompany your meal. Treat yourself and your friends to a well-deserved break as you find serenity in a cup, relax, and enjoy this charming olde world tradition.

Wednesdays, May 6th, 13th, 20th
between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Mechanicsburg's Art & Wine Walk

This town wide event features artists and wine tastings at participating businesses.  Our featured artist is Janet McKelvey of The Girls Got Glass. She has creative stained glassed items such as: sun catchers, stained glass mosaics, lovely stand up stained glass flowers and other hand painted items ideal for Mother's Day. Each piece is handcrafted and one of a kind. Come meet our artist and sample our herb and fruit infused wine.

Saturday May 9th
11 – 5 p.m.
Note: there is a fee if you are participating in this town wide event and visiting other businesses


Mother's Day Tea

Celebrate Mother's Day at this lovely Victorian Tea Party. This perfect day will feature an elegant afternoon tea (tea sandwiches, variety of scones, fresh fruit, assortment of dessert and more) and a lovely gift for everyone. This day is always popular! Reserve early!

Sunday May 10th (Filled)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $50.00/person (all inclusive, tax, gratuity, gift included)

Traveling Herb Seminar #96 - Bucks County Farms

On this bus tour we will visit the fabulous Hortulus Farm Garden and Nursery where we will have a special tour guided by the owner. We will enjoy our boxed lunch on the terrace and time to visit the museum and of course some shopping at the nursery. Our next stop just 20 minutes away is to the beautiful Paxson Hill Farm, another nursery with unique and lovely gardens with water features and a large variety of plant material. Here we will have a self-guided tour of the gardens with time to visit the nursery. We will round out the day with a relaxing tea party at the Lederach Tea Room, Schwenksville, PA. There is a bit of walking on this day but there are places to rest a moment.

Monday, May 11
Depart 8 a.m.
Fee: $160.00
Note: Select one of these Box lunch choices when you reserve: Chicken Salad Sandwich with grapes, Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Relish, Chicken Caesar Salad, or Veggie Wrap.

Depart from Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church,  corner of 300 E. Simpson and Shepardstown Road. Tour includes morning snack, box lunch, evening tea party, tours, driver tip, round trip Executive Motorcoach Transportation. Use this phone number for emergency calls the day of the tour - 717 766 6581. We will return home by 9:30 pm.

All About GRAIN BOWLS

Bowl foods may be at peak popularity because they are a useful and delicious change for how we introduce whole grains and veggies into our diet. Come learn how to create grain bowls using whole grains, vegetables and fruits. With a few simple techniques, you will be creating your own bowls using the best produce the growing season provides. Presenter is Debbie Hartman of Thyme with Debbie, Lebanon, PA. Debbie is a skilled gardening, preserving, cooking instructor who you will enjoy. There will be some sampling and tasting involved in this fun and informative class.

Wed. May 13th
6:30 - 8:30
Fee: $25.00

Herbal Window Box or Patio Planter

Have a sunny corner on your stoop or deck for some herbs? Join us and plant your own culinary garden. Class will include various shaped planters, an assortment of culinary herbs, a review of their uses, planting and care handouts. Supplies included. Please dress for the weather and bring garden gloves.

Wednesday May 14th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $45.00

Apprentice Gardener Night

Join us Friday evening and volunteer to help weed the herb gardens during Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday May 15
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

"In a Family Way" Tea Party

Nancy Reppert will prepare a delicious afternoon tea and then April Thomas of Fashions Revisited will show and tell of the fashions, stories, traditions and rituals of pregnancy, childbirth, midwifery and household life in early America. She will bring some pregnancy and early childhood clothing from her collection.

Sat. May 16th
1:00 - 3:00
Fee: $45.00

Make your own FAIRY or DRAGON GARDEN

Transform an 8 X 12 whimsical log planter into a charming fairy garden. All supplies will be provided to plant and decorate this creative fairy garden. Pathways, gazing pools, sleeping nooks, arbors and more can be built. Fairy lore and fairy tales will be told as you create. Bring your imagination and take home a treasure to tuck in a sunny corner of your garden. Moms and youngsters work on one garden together. We receive many compliments on "how creative" this class is.

Tuesday May 19th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
FEE: $35.00

International Tea Day

Join us as we celebrate the day with tea samplings from around the world at The Rosemary House. Please visit and try some best selling hot and cold teas. Taste, sip and browse the shop and rest a moment in the fragrant herb gardens. To honor Sweet Remembrances Big 3-0 Anniversary, Nancy Reppert's scrapbook of recipes will be available as our gift to you.

Thursday May 21
10:00 - 5:00
FREE

Growing a Healing Herb Garden

Learn and discover some of the medicinal herbs we can easily grow in this area. Instructions and guidance on when to harvest them and some of the simple preparations you can make with them will be featured in this class. This is a nice beginner's introduction both to gardening with herbs and medicinal herbs. Instructor is Susanna Reppert Brill.

Thursday, May 21st
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

Traveling Herb Seminar #97 - Take me Back to Old Virginia

We will start our morning at The State Arboreteum of Virginia, The Blandy Farm, an extensive experimental farm that features quite a few collections. We will focus on the Herbaceous gardens including the pollinator garden, a zoo garden where all the plants have animal names and of course the herb garden. Lunch will be at The Tea Cart, Berryville VA where we will enjoy a Traditional British Afternoon Tea. Our afternoon will be spent at Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, VA operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This property is composed of the main mansion and 415 acres of farmland and gardens. The house is judged one of the finest Federal period country estate houses in the nation. We will have a mansion and garden tour here. Blooming Hill is a tiny "farmlet" owned by Cyndie and Peter Rinek and situated on four acres in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge. They will welcome us to peruse and enjoy the garden gift shop and, most especially, the gardens that highlight a collection of 1,000 lavender plants in almost 100 different varieties lovingly tended throughout the property. Here we will have a lovely evening tea party before we drive back to Pennsylvania.

Monday, June 1st
Depart  7:30 a.m.
Fee: $145.00

Depart from Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, corner of 300 E. Simpson and Shepardstown Road. Tour includes morning snack, afternoon tea, evening tea party, all tours, driver tip, round trip Executive Motorcoach Transportation. Use this phone number for emergency calls the day of the tour. 717 766 6581. We will return by 9:30 pm.                 

The Queen's Tea

This distinctive afternoon tea will honor Queen Elizabeth’s birthday and her over 65 year reign. Although her actual birthday is April 21, 1926, the official celebration is typically the third Saturday of June. We’ll toast the Queen with Champagne and enjoy a festive repast fit for a Queen. Long Live the Queen!

Sunday June 7th (Filled)
1 p.m.
Fee: $45.00

Herbal Papermaking

Learn the ancient craft of papermaking. No artistic skill is needed to take this class which is fun for all ages.Class will start with a demonstration on how paper is made along with a little paper history. Everyone will make 5 sheets of paper which can be embellished with flowers and herbs. TIP: wear play clothes for this class, we will be using a lot of paper pulp and water!

Tues June 9th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
FEE: $20.00

Make Your Own Herbal Medicine

Interested in learning how to make your own tinctures, salves, creams, poultices, bath blends and more. Susanna Reppert-Brill will demonstrate the many medicines that you can create from your herb garden. Everyone will leave with a sample of either a cream or a salve. Fast Moving, Entertaining and Informative, this is a very popular class.

Thursday June 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $25.00

Saturday Afternoon Tea - June 13th

Full Afternoon Tea will be served today, including a salad, assorted tea sandwiches, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and fun desserts all featuring a sunny summer tea.

Saturday, June 13th
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00 (includes tax and gratuity)

Some "Sage: Advice about Smudging

Burning of herbs or "smudging" is a ceremonial rite used by many cultures for cleansing or blessing. Join local Shaman, Pat Banzhoff in a fun interactive evening of discussing the different plants used for smudging and their properties as well as techniques to clear a person or home with it. We will practice smudging, "reading the smoke" and make a mini smudge stick to take home.

Tues June 16th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $25.00

Sereni-Tea Wednesdays - June

Join us for an elegant Afternoon Tea most Wednesdays in June. Afternoon Tea includes a fresh salad, followed by the traditional tea tray laden with assorted sandwiches, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and delicious desserts. A bottomless pot of properly brewed loose leaf tea will accompany your meal. Treat yourself and your friends to a well-deserved break as you find serenity in a cup, relax, and enjoy this charming olde world tradition.

Wednesday June 17, 24
between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Mechanicsburg Memorabilia Benefit SALE - Jubilee Day

This special Jubilee Day Sale features original vintage Mechanicsburg and surrounding areas postcards, many framed & ready to hang. Watercolor prints of Mechanicsburg by Eva M. Williams. Numerous miscellaneous vintage Mechanicsburg collectibles and original artistic works made with collectibles will be available for purchase. All proceeds go into The Bertha and Byron L. Reppert Scholarship fund (found within the TFEC.org). The fund, in memory of our parents, has benefited two Mechanicsburg Area High school students since 2001.

Thurs June 18th (Jubilee Day)
10:00 am - 8 pm
FEE: items as priced

Apprentice Gardener Night

Affectionately referred to as 'weed and feed' by previous volunteers, please join us Friday evening and volunteer to tame the herb gardens during Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday, June 19
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

Lovely Lavender Tea Party

What can be more relaxing than lavender? Relax with friends and enjoy this unique tea party infused with lavender, from the salad, to assorted sandwiches, scones, and luscious lavender desserts! Want to make it a full day of lavender? Visit the Castle Creek Farm Lavender Festival in Dillsburg first and then immerse yourself at this lavender tea party. prepared by Sweet Remembrances.

Saturday, June 20th
1:00
Fee: $35.00

Herbs for Emotional Wellness

We'll discuss how herbs can help with the issues of everyday stress and anxiety. How can we prepare for the onslaught? There are lots of choices. We'll also talk about some herbs that protect and rejuvenate the brain and nervous system. It's a rough world out there, but herbs can help! Instructor is Tina Sams of The Essential Herbal.

Weds June 24th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

SereniTEA Wednesdays - July

Delight in the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of a traditional tearoom as you savor the delicious homemade culinary specialties unique to Afternoon Tea. Our menu features salad, a variety of sandwiches, fresh fruit, assorted sweets, and warm from the oven scones which complement your bottomless pot of properly brewed loose leaf tea.

Wednesday, July 8, 29
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)


Saturday Afternoon Tea - July

Tea Sandwiches, Scones fresh from the oven, fresh fruit, and tasty summertime desserts all served with a pot of tea.  Delightful!

Saturday, July 11th
Between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00, (includes tax and gratuity)

Princess and Heroes Tea Party

Rapunzel and Aurora! First, we will serve a lovely adult and kid-friendly tea party then the children will be delightfully entertained by two of our favorites: Rapunzel and Aurora! This event is hosted by The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances Tea Room and is held outside in the herb gardens. Wear a sun hat!

Wednesday, July 15th 
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Fee: $30.00

TRIVIA Night & Tea Party

Join us for a delicious tea party and trivia night. Nancy Reppert will prepare a full tea party complete with sandwiches, scones, fresh fruit, and dessert after which Angelica Brill will lead us in a few clever rounds of Trivia. Exercise those grey cells at this fun evening event. Tip: Brush up on your Tea and Literature Trivia.

Thursday July 23rd
6:00 - 8:00
Fee: $40.00

Apprentice Gardener Night

Join us Friday evening and volunteer to help weed the herb gardens during Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday, July 24th
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

Taking Tea and Tarot Reading

Enjoy a relaxing full afternoon tea provided by Sweet Remembrances and a four card private tarot reading by Rhonda of Dancing Moon Beam, Elizabethville, PA.
Each seating is limited to 12. Reserve early!

Sunday, July 26
Select: 11 am – 1 pm (Filled)
or
Select: 1:30 - 3:30 pm (Filled)
or
Select: 4:00 - 6:00 pm 
Fee: $50.00

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - August

Savor a complete Afternoon Tea with salad, sandwiches, fresh fruit, two varieties of oven fresh scones, and an assortment of mini-desserts. Assorted flavors of tea round out your menu. By reservation only.

Saturday, August 1st
Between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (inclusive, tax and gratuity)


Food, Culture, and Customs of Southern Spain

Join us for a full and flavorful taste of Spain. Be temporarily transported to the Andalucía Region of Spain through food and tales. Tapas are small appetizers found in the pubs and casual dining places where they're served on top of a beverage glass. Savor varieties of these hearty appetizers, along with stories of traditions from Spain. Nancy Reppert, who resided in Spain for a year, will prepare Gazpacho and Tapas. Angelica Brill, who is coming back from her first-hand experience of Spanish culture, will guest lecture while Susanna Reppert pours a complimentary glass of Sangría and, of course, tea!

Wednesday August 5th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $45.00


SereniTEA Wednesday - August

Enjoy deliciously elegant afternoon tea in August. Delight in the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of a traditional tearoom as you savor the delicious homemade culinary specialties unique to Afternoon Tea. Our menu features a green salad, variety of sandwiches, fresh fruit, assorted sweets, and warm from the oven scones which complement your bottomless pot of properly brewed loose leaf tea. Treat yourself and your friends to a well deserved break as you relax and enjoy this charming olde world tradition.

Wednesday, August 12, 26
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Apprentice Gardener Night

Many hands make light work during Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday August 14
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

Mystery Author Meet and Greet

Join us in the gardens to meet Pennsylvania author Donna Huston Murray. Her cozy mystery series features a woman much like herself, a DIY headmaster's wife with a troubling interest in crime. Her award-winning mysteries feature a clever female sleuth with many interests and talents. Donna lives in the greater Philadelphia area. She assumes she can fix anything until proven wrong, calls trash-picking recycling, and although she should probably know better by now, adores Irish setters. You will really enjoy meeting Donna and her books. Book signing will be held in the gardens of The Rosemary House. Books will be on hand to purchase from Mechanicsburg Mystery Books.

Thursday August 20th 
5:00 - 6:00 pm
FREE

Mystery Author Tea Party and Program

 This delightful evening tea party will be prepared by Sweet Remembrances Tea Room and feature culinary delights with fresh herbs. After a delicious tea party, author Donna Huston Murray will start the conversation with How and Why she writes mysteries. Check out her FB page, here.

Thursday August 20th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $40.00

SereniTEA Wednesday - September

Join us for Afternoon Tea this Wednesday in September. Tea, salad, sandwiches, scones, fruit and desserts all combined to create an experience to delight all your senses!

Wednesday September 2
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

First & Third Saturday Tea - September

Savor a complete Afternoon Tea with salad, sandwiches, fresh fruit, oven fresh scones, and mini-desserts. Assorted flavors of tea round out your menu. By reservation only.

Saturday September 5th
Saturday September 19th
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

FAIRY FESTIVAL

Calling all fairies, elves, wizards, hobbits and gnomes to this 26th annual event! Fairy Rose Fairy will be back to delight and entertain. Lots of crafts and activities including fairy wings to decorate, free fairy tattoos, free mining for gem blessing stones, free fairy dusted potpourri, and ivy halos.
Visit our “Fairy Food on the Fly” table. 
Check our website for the time schedule for music and entertainment (updated early August).
Perfect for ages 3 –11 and all who believe! FREE for children under 3 years old. Additional fees may apply for crafts.

Saturday, September 12
Sunday, September 13
10 am – 4 pm
Fee: $5.00 Admission


Rain or shine.
Please note: our gardens are unable to accommodate strollers, sorry for the inconvenience.

Best Kept Secrets Tour


We are excited to be a tour stop on the first Cumberland County Best Kept Secrets Tour! These have been offered in many of our neighboring counties and are a ton of fun! Participants drive in their own vehicle to unique shops in Cumberland County and receive specials, free gifts and discounts just for them. We have tickets/tour maps to purchase.

September 17th  and continues through October 3rd
Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Fee: $10.00 (ticket/tour map)

Apprentice Gardener Night

Consider volunteering to work in the herb garden during Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday September 18
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

The Herbal Medicine Maker

Do you already make tinctures, extracts, teas, infusions and decoctions? This class will cover lozenges, syrups, vinegar, honeys, moxa, herbal jello and other forms of herbal medicine. Participants will be able to sample some of he medicines and leave with recipes. This class is completely different from our spring "Make your own Herbal Medicine class". Susanna Reppert Brill of The Rosemary House is the instructor.

Tuesday, September 22
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

Pennsylvania Tea Festival

We are delighted to be the host for the fourth annual Pennsylvania Tea Festival. This event will be held in the herb gardens of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances and celebrates the wide variety of specialty teas, herbal tisanes, tea preparation and tea culture. A range of tea merchants and vendors selling all things TEA will be on hand to share their knowledge about tea and tea culture. This two day event will feature lectures on tea, specialty workshops and tea tastings plus musical entertainment. Whether you are a beginning tea enthusiast or a seasoned tea guru, there will be something for everyone. Our Charitable partner for 2020 is World Central Kitchen. They use the power of food to strengthen communities during times of crisis and beyond, Our Tea Festival Sponsors include: Harney & SonsTea Time Magazine, The Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association, The Essential Herbal Magazine, Tea-For-All, Tea by Two, and International Tea Sippers Society.

Be sure to 'Like Us' on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. Share your photos!  #teafestpa #PAteafestival

Tickets will be available via EventBrite. If you want to avoid service fees, stop in at The Rosemary House to pick up your advance ticket. Or contact Susanna, she will mail them to you in advance!


Friday, September 25
Saturday, September 26
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $12.00 in advance, prior to Sept. 25th, 
        $15.00 the day of the event, Sept 25 or 26

Edible Gifts with Herbs

Everyone loves a homemade gift!  Instructions to make vinegars, flavored oils, mustards, liqueurs, beverage mixes, herbal rice and other seasoning blends all made with either fresh or dried herbs will be shared.  Participants will be given recipes and taste samples!

Wednesday Sept. 30th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - October

Enjoy a very special October Afternoon Tea featuring salad, assorted sandwiches, a variety of scones, fresh fruit and festive little desserts with a nod towards the fun spirit of Halloween. A pot of properly brewed tea accompanies your afternoon tea.

Saturday October 3
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Scones and Tea and the Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Book Discussion

"The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See is a fiction story of women and their connection to each other and to the connection to the mountains of China. Throughout the story we learn lots of tea lore. Join us for this lovely evening of hot tea and scones warm from the oven followed by a book discussion. We will start by discussing and tasting pu'erh the tea of the story and then have a discussion. Reading the book is encouraged, but not required.

Tuesday, October 6th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

Herbal Cordials & Liquors

Love Kahlua or Chambord? Learn how to make those and many other delicious liquors at home. Susanna Reppert will share her hints and tips for making your own herb and berry liqueurs. Ideas on how to use the beverages in salads, desserts or as an addition to mixed drinks will be shared. Recipes included. This is a FUN class! Complimentary samples will be served.

Wednesday, October 7th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

SereniTEA Wednesdays - October

Join us for Afternoon Tea Wednesdays in October. Tea, salad, sandwiches, scones, fruit and desserts all combined to create an experience to delight all your senses!

Wednesday October 14, 28
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Cooking with the Herbs of the Mediterranean Region

As the weather grows colder, we look to the herbs of autumn and winter to enhance our recipes. Join us as we explore the many ways we can incorporate rosemary, sage, thyme and oregano into our daily fare. From appetizers to desserts, the addition of these herbs help add that special something to the foods we serve. Tastings and recipes will be available. Debbie Hartman of Thyme with Debbie will be the instructor.

Wednesday October 14
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

a hauntingly delightful Halloween Tea

Clever culinary artist, Nancy Reppert, will create a delightful afternoon tea party for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Costumes encouraged! Pumpkins, Spiders, Ghosts and a few other tricks or treats await you at this special afternoon tea.

Sunday October 18
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $40.00

Bay Leaf Kitchen Wreath

Create a very easy and quite pretty wreath made with dried bay leaves, chili peppers, cinnamon sticks, dried orange and apple pieces and more. A guaranteed success! This craft is suitable for all ages including children age 8 and up.

Tuesday October 20
7 pm –8 pm
Fee: $25.00

a hauntingly delightful Halloween Tea

Clever culinary artist, Nancy Reppert, will create a delightful afternoon tea party for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Costumes encouraged! Pumpkins, Spiders, Ghosts and a few other tricks or treats await you at this special afternoon tea.

Sunday, October 25 (limited availability)
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $40.00

The Secrets of the Still

Susanna Reppert will set up her small glass still and demonstrate distilling herbs to produce essential oils and their by-product hydrosols/floral waters. The conversation will continue into different ways oils and waters should and should not be utilized in the herbal home. Each participant will leave with a small hydrosol spray.

Wednesday, October 28th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

Presidential Election Day Tea Party

The Presidential Election of 2020 has almost come to an end. Relax and unwind at this afternoon tea party. Nancy Reppert will prepare a White House worthy tea party and afterwards we will hear from former White House Chef John Moeller. Chef Moeller is one of the longest-tenured White House chefs from 1992-2005. He prepared meals for three First Families and many world leaders and famous guests. He will delight you with personal and professional anecdotes of his behind the scenes view of the White House including what happened on 9/11. This Afternoon Tea Party worthy of a President won't be repeated until 2024!

Sunday November 1st (Filled)
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $50.00

SereniTEA Wednesday - November

Join us for a complete Afternoon Tea including salad or soup, sandwiches, assorted oven fresh scones with toppings, and a variety of little desserts. Bottomless pot of properly brewed tea is also included.

Wednesday November 4, 11
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - November

Join us for Afternoon Tea where we will feature a soup or salad, a variety of tea sandwiches, two types of oven fresh scones with toppings, fresh fruit, and an assortment of little desserts with a nod to the fall harvest and Thanksgiving. A bottomless pot of tea will accompany your tea tray.

Saturday November 7

Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Tea Blending Fun!

Learn the basics of the different teas, how to properly brew tea and discover many guidelines for creating your own tea formulas using a large variety of ingredients such as herbs from the garden, black tea or green tea, spices from the cupboard, and fruits and nuts. Everyone will try their hand at making a tea blend. Susanna Reppert Brill instructor.

Thursday November 12th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

FIRE CIDER and Herbs for Winter Health

Want to learn more about medicinal herbs? This is the class for you! We will explore the many herbs and remedies that can be used to keep yourself and your family healthy over the wintertime.  Class will also review the many different versions of fire cider and all supplies will be provided for participants to make their own fire cider to take home. Remedies for coughs, colds, flues and general wintertime tonics will be explored.

Wednesday, Nov. 18th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

Sweet Remembrances Annual Holiday Tea

Our tearoom will be open both Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving to serve a traditional Holiday Tea. A brilliant way for you to entertain your guests or just to get together with some friends and family to relax. Assorted tea sandwiches, fruit, hot scones, miniature desserts and a bottomless pot of hot tea served in a delicate china cup. By Reservation only. This fills quickly! Reserve early!

Friday November 27th (Limited availability)
Saturday November 28th
1:00 pm
Fee: $43.00

Wednesday SereniTEA - December

Join us in the tea room, decorated for the season, with festive holly tea cups and plates, for a very special holiday tea. Enjoy a seasonal salad, an assortment of finger sandwiches, oven fresh scones with toppings, fresh fruit, and miniature desserts. Your tea tray is accompanied with a bottomless pot of tea.

Wednesday, December 2
Wednesday, December 9
Wednesday, December 16
Between 11 am - 2 pm
Fee: $40.00, includes tax and gratuity

Christmas Door Wreath

We will use lots of boxwood and other fresh cut fragrant greens to create a 14-inch wreath for your door or front porch. The greens will be wired onto a wire frame. All supplies included. Bring clippers if you have them.

Wednesday December 2nd
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $40.00

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - December

Elegant Afternoon Tea is served on festive holiday plates with coordinated tea cups. Enjoy a salad, followed by a tea tray laden with afternoon tea sandwiches, oven fresh scones with assorted toppings, fresh fruit, and miniature desserts. The tea tray is accompanied by a bottomless pot of properly brewed tea of your choice.

Saturday December 5
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $40.00, includes tax and gratuity

Holiday Workshop & FestiviTEA

Enjoy an elegant and festive holiday tea party with scrumptious foods. The tea party alone makes this class wonderful but we will also create a fragrant hankie sachet perfect to tuck in a gift or in a drawer. Sign up early for this one! It always fills quickly.

Sunday December 6th (limited availability)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $45.00

Take Tea! Take Joy!

Let your heart be merry as we celebrate the magic of this holiday season at a delightfully elegant Afternoon Tea at Sweet Remembrances This very special holiday tea will be served in courses rather than with the tiered tray. Bottomless pots of tea, with your choice of tea are included. This is a perfect way to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends.

Saturday December 12th (Filled)
1:00
Fee:  $40.00, all inclusive

Little House Christmas Tea Party

Join us for a very special Little House Christmas as we meet the author herself Laura Ingalls Wilder portrayed by Alisa Dupuy. She will talk to us about her life, especially her life as a married woman and mother but we will also reminisce with her about that very special Christmas we all know and love. Sweet Remembrances will be beautifully appointed for the holidays and Nancy Reppert will prepare a delicious and elegant full tea.

Sunday December 13th (Limited availability)
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $50.00

Take Tea! Take Joy!


Let your heart be merry as we celebrate the magic of this holiday season at a delightfully elegant Afternoon Tea at Sweet Remembrances This very special holiday tea will be served in courses rather than with the tiered tray. Bottomless pots of tea, with your choice of tea are included. This is a perfect way to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends.

Saturday December 19th (Limited availability)
1:00
Fee:  $40.00, all inclusive

 - 2021 - Happy New Year! - 2021 -

Special events for the new year will be updated frequently as new activities are scheduled and coordinated. Stay tuned! We hope you join us for another full year of teas, workshops, classes, and bus trips! This page should be fully updated by mid-February.

"A Chocolate Love Story" Valentine Program and Tea Party

Join us for a very special Valentine's Day Tea Party prepared by Nancy Reppert followed by a presentation by Janet Young of Over the Teacup on the romantic love story between Milton Hershey and his devotion to his beloved wife, Kitty.

Sunday, February 14, 2021(Limited availability)
1:00 - 3:00
Fee: $50.00