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  • Golf Classic Swing, Shoot, and Score for Shipley!
  • Spring Auction Held in the Yarnall Gymnasium, this event includes silent and live auctions, dinner, live music, and fun.
  • Spring Auction A unique fundraising experience to benefit the students and faculty at Shipley. Held in the Yarnall Gymnasium, this event includes silent and live auctions, dinner, live music, and fun.
  • Secret Gardens The Secret Gardens Committee of The Shipley School cordially invites you to tour some extraordinary hand-picked gardens.

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Secret Gardens

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

We can barely contain our excitement for The Shipley School's 41st Annual Secret Gardens Tour! We are daydreaming about the magnificent gardens carefully selected for this greatly-anticipated Main Line tradition. Enjoy a fun spring day touring local gardens, catching up with friends over a Di Bruno Brothers catered luncheon, and shopping in our boutiques.

A Garden Luncheon

Over 500 people attend each year so luncheon reservations are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations and boxed lunch orders will be accepted until May 1.

The 2015 Menu is coming soon. To give you an idea of what you can expect, the lunch offerings from 2014 are below.

Buffet Seated Luncheon Menu 
Spring Mix salad with goat cheese, poached pear, seasonal melon, and candied walnuts tossed in a roasted shallot balsamic vinaigrette
Four grain salad of quinoa, faro, couscous, bulgur wheat, peppers, kale and scallions
Grilled Chicken with tomato crema, garlic, and spinach
Seared Salmon cakes with asparagus and saffron veloute
Secret Gardens chocolate cake, wine, coffee, tea, and lemonade

Boxed Luncheon Menu (choice of one) 
Sandwich box lunches served with bottled water, chips, pickle, and house baked cookie
Caprese: beefsteak tomato, fresh mozzarella, and pesto on focaccia
Napolean: house turkey, brie cheese, fig jam, and carmelized onion on multigrain baguette
Tuscan Chicken: herb grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, spinach and pesto aioli on a ciabatta
Salad box lunches served with bottled water, petite rolls, butter, and a seasonal fruit cup
Mediterranean Greek Salad: romaine, feta cheese, kalamata olives, sundried tomato, and artichoke hearts tossed in a red wine oregano vinaigrette

Rain or Shine
The Garden owners have requested that you wear flat-heeled shoes for your safety.

Stay in Touch!

If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be added, please contact Debbie Polykoff in Shipley's Development Office at dpolykoff@shipleyschool.org or 610-525-4544.

Gardens Features:


Special Thanks to our Generous 2014 Sponsors


Geranium:

Bryn Mawr Trust
Keystone Gardens
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
Shreiner Tree Care

Hydrangea: 

Naturescapes Landscape Specialists, Ltd.

Poppy:

Fine Garden Creations
James Gibbons Landscaping
Terren Landscapes

Daisy:
Archer & Buchanan
Charles Friel Inc
Gale Nurseries

Join Us!

Come to one of our upcoming committee meetings. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The 2015 committee, led by co-chairs Liz Engelman and Liz Schwenk, invite you to join the fun and get involved as a garden guide or help at the luncheon. We hope to see you at one of our meetings, all are welcome to attend and bring a friend. If you are unable to attend a meeting but are interested in helping, please contact Melissa Fairfield, Director of Parent Programs and Events. 

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - 8:30am, Beechwood House (Kick-Off)
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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 - 8:30am, Beechwood House
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 - 8:30am, Beechwood House (String Tickets)
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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - 8:30am, Pre-Tour for Volunteers
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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - 9:00am, 41st Annual Secret Gardens Tour
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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 - 8:30am, Beechwood House (wrap-up)
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