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 23rd
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 25
Select 11 am - 1 pm (Filled)
or
Select: 1:30 - 3:30 pm (Filled)
or
Select: 4:00 - 6:00 pm (Filled)
Fee: $50.00

SereniTEA - Saturday, August 7

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.


Saturday, August 7 (Filled)
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person inclusive

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 11 (Filled)
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person inclusive

Second 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 14th (Filled)
Between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (inclusive, tax and gratuity)

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 19th
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 19th (Filled)
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $40.00

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 20
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

"I feel HOT" Afternoon Tea Party and Program

Enjoy an Afternoon tea prepared by Nancy Reppert and then a timely and unique presentation on fevers and the flu. Some say history repeats itself, others say it rhymes. Either way, our topic today is Fever and Flu: Epidemics and Pandemics in Pennsylvania and a range of afflictions from the mid 18th century to the present day. Our informative presenter is Janel Jaroh of Time Traveler Trunk.

Sunday, August 22 (limited availability)
1:00 - 3:00 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 1 (Filled)
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

First 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 4th (Filled)
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

FAIRY FESTIVAL - September 11 & 12

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! Additional fees may apply for crafts.

Saturday, September 11
Sunday, September 12
10 am – 4 pm
Fee: $7.50 Admission


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

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 17
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

Third Saturday - Afternoon Tea

 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 18th (Filled)
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm

Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Pennsylvania Tea Festival - Sept. 24 - 25

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 2021 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 are $12.00 in advance or $15.00 day of event. 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 24
Saturday, September 25
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pressed Flower Designs

The "Pressers" of Penn-Cumberland Garden Club will show you step by step how to press the herbs and flowers of summer. Once you've seen all the "pressing" secrets, we will create some pressed flower notecards with already dried and pressed plant materials. This class is fun for ages 12 and up. All supplies are included to make and take home some stationary or bookmark. No artistic skill needed. Come join the fun.

Wednesday, September 29
6:00 - 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 2 (Filled)
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

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 6th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

SereniTEA Tuesday - October

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

Tuesday, October 12 (filled)
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

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!

Tuesday, October 12th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

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 24 (Filled)
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $50.00

SereniTEA Thursday - October

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

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

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.

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

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 31 (Filled)
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $50.00

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 6 (Filled)

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.

Tuesday November 9th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

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

SereniTEA Saturday - 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.


Saturday November 13 (Filled)
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

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.

Thursday, 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 26th (Filled)
Saturday November 27th (Filled)
1:00 pm
Fee: $50.00

Wednesday SereniTEA - December 1

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 1 (Filled)
Between 11 am - 2 pm
Fee: $40.00, includes tax and gratuity

Festive Log Planter

We will use lots of boxwood and other fresh cut fragrant holiday greens to create a festive log planter for your front porch. The greens will be put into oasis and will last well into January. All supplies included. Bring clippers if you have them.

Wednesday Dec. 1st
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $48.00

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 4 (Filled)
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 fun pinecone Christmas gnome ornament. Sign up early for this one! It always fills quickly.

Sunday December 5th (Filled)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $45.00

SereniTEA Wednesday - 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 8 (Filled)
Between 11 am - 2 pm
Fee: $40.00, includes tax and gratuity

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 11th (Filled)
1:00
Fee:  $45.00, all inclusive

2021 Grande Finale Afternoon Tea Party

Join us for this special Eight Course Afternoon Tea Party prepared by Nancy Reppert of Sweet Remembrances. Rest, Relax, Visit and Enjoy the harp music of Mary-Kate Lee of Seasons during this very special afternoon holiday event. (Note: Groups of two may be seated with other groups of two.)

Sunday, December 12 (Filled)
1:00  - 3:00 pm
Fee: $65.00, includes tax and gratuity

SereniTea - Wednesday, December 15

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 15th (Filled)
Between 11 am - 2 pm
Fee: $40.00, includes tax and gratuity

Elegant Candlelight Evening Tea

Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful night out with your friends and loved ones at this special holiday event. A complete evening tea with holiday touches and elegant candlelight completes the event. This very special event is back for 2021 only! 

Saturday, December 18 (Filled)
7:00 pm
Fee: $60.00, includes tax and gratuity

NEW! A Way of Life - Practical Herbalism Course - Monthly Sessions: Sunday, Jan - Oct, 2022:



The Rosemary House is excited to offer this 10 month immersive herbalism course beginning in January 2022 and running through October 2022. This class combines herbal pioneer and superstar Rosemary Gladstar's Science and Art of Herbalism Correspondence Material with Susanna Reppert's years of herbal experience. All participants will receive Rosemary's highly esteemed course (valued at $375). If you already own her course, we will happily deduct that from the cost of our program.

Practical Herbalism is the unique blend of extensive information and full sensory experience in the classroom and the garden. The Rosemary House which serves as the "campus" for this course is the not so silent teacher/partner in the program providing a venue that offers the herbs to see, touch, taste and smell while learning. A Way of Life Practical Herbalism Course teaches not just medicinal herbalism but dips into gardening, crafting, culinary and lifestyle tips with herbs.

About the Instructor: Susanna Reppert is a 6th generation herbalist eager to share her passion for herbs. In addition to being a student of Rosemary Gladstar's program and a graduate of David Winston's School of Herbal Therapeutics, she has a wealth of knowledge gleaned from 50 years behind the desk at The Rosemary House. Rosemary Gladstar whose course work will be the basis for the class, is a pioneer in the herbal movement and has been called the "godmother of American Herbalism". She is the founder of the California School of Herbal Studies, the oldest running school in the US and the author of the Science and Art of Herbalism at-home course. She is also the author of numerous books.

Program Includes:
  • All materials including Rosemary Gladstar's Art and Science of Herbal Medicine
  • A one year online subscription to The Essential Herbal Magazine
  • Presentation by Guest Lecturerers
  • Tastes and Samples of Herbal Teas
  • Hands on "make and take" projects
  • Certificate from Rosemary Gladstar's Science and Art of Herbalism Course
  • Certificate from 'A Way of Life' Practical Herbalism Course (Note: Receipt of both Certificates based upon attendance and completion of assignments).
2022 Program Dates: To be held on the following Sundays:
Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20, April 24, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16.
Program Time: Sundays 10am- 4pm
Program Tuition: $1,150.00.
A deposit of $350.00 is required by Dec 1st.  Individual payment plans may be arranged.
Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate