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Secret Gardens

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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The Secret Gardens Committee of The Shipley School cordially invites you to tour some extraordinary hand-picked gardens in the Main Line on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

We can barely contain our excitement for  "The Shipley School's 40th 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 at Appleford Estate, shopping in our boutiques, and admiring the custom en plein air art of our selected gardens.

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.

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

The Garden Boutique & Art Gallery

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Appleford Estate

Shipley’s Garden Boutique will feature treasures from an exclusive list of local vendors. The Art from the Gardens will showcase fine, local artists painting in our stunning gardens. Their paintings will be available for purchase and a portion of all proceeds will benefit the School. The Secret Gardens Boutique and Art Gallery will be located at Appleford Estate in Bryn Mawr and will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

2014 Garden Artists

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

Gardens Features:

Special Thanks to our Generous 2014 Sponsors


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


Naturescapes Landscape Specialists, Ltd.


Fine Garden Creations
James Gibbons Landscaping
Terren Landscapes

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 2014 committee led by co-chairs, Larisa Bevan and Courtney Daly; 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, sign up today.

Thursday, April 24th - 8:30am, Beechwood House (string tickets)
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Thursday, May 8th - 8:30am, Pre-Tour for day-of volunteers 
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Wednesday, May 14th - 9:00am, 40th Annual Secret Gardens Tour
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Wednesday, May 21 - 8:30am, Beechwood House (wrap-up)
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