Taste of Paradise (regained) – National Botanic Garden of Wales
About the Event
Ladies who lunch like Jane Austen are cordially invited to a Regency tea party at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
In fact, ‘dress up and party down’ is the message for all visitors to the Carmarthenshire attraction on Saturday and Sunday July 29 and 30.
The invitation comes from ‘Middleton: Paradise Regained – Reclaiming a Regency Rarity’, the project to restore the fabulous Regency parkland of Middleton Hall, now the home of the Botanic Garden. And you can take a trip back in time to meet members of the Middleton Hall household from the early 19th century while ladies in the height of Regency fashion will involve you in their conversations.
Find out all about the emergence of lunch and the art of taking afternoon tea. Come and feast your eyes on an authentic display of Regency food, place settings and costumes, and take tea on the lawns. Discover, too, all about Regency dining etiquette, dress codes and indeed the food eaten.
There will be the chance to sample an authentic Regency treat while you peruse typical Regency recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper as well as what food was ‘hot’ at the time, and how it was grown, cooked, eaten and preserved in a time before fridges.
You do not need to book this event. Normal Garden entry fees apply – Regency Tea Party activities are free.
The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm with last entry at 5pm.
Admission to the Garden is £10.50 (including Gift Aid donation) for adults and £8.75 for concessions.
Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is FREE for all.