Natalie Wise
July 11, 2011

We had lovely weather this year for our June Secret Gardens Tours. We welcome this weekend each year with great anticipation, looking forward to new friends, old friends, invigorating conversation, and delicious Stillwater Punch from Tasha's cookbook. Everyone gathers from afar, bringing with them the stories that drew them to Tasha. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the weekend...

Ellie Tudor lead the way in Amy & Winslow's garden, showing her name tag (she begged for one when everyone else was wearing one!) and demonstrating watering with Great Granny Tasha's favorite style watering can.

   Ellie also wanted to help her "Nana", Marjorie, on the Marjorie's marionette stage!

A stop at Seth Tudor's outdoor woodworking area provided little guest Konatsu the perfect opportunity to pick a dandelion for her mom!
 
 
Seth Tudor showed the candle-making display in Tasha Tudor's barn. Everyone enjoyed the brand-new tour of a portion of Tasha's home and barn this year. It was truly a special treat--the first time we've ever opened Tasha's home!
 
 
After quite a bit of walking through the family paths through the woods, our guests were treated to a lovely spread from Tasha's cookbook! I look forward to this spread all year! Notice the cookbook in the Seth Tudor art stand in the middle of the table? A bit of Stillwater Punch happened to find its way across the page! Of course we only send out the most beautiful copies for orders, so we'll be giving this otherwise perfect copy away in a future giveaway. Stay tuned for more details!