2019 Mothers Day Tea at Joslin Garden

Tickets now on sale via Eventbrite

Tickets now on sale via Eventbrite

Mothers Day Tea at the Joslin House

Bring joy to your family, while helping bring joy to others.

Join us for a special Mothers Day to remember while helping us assist families in dire financial need. Honor your mother by treating her to high tea at the Joslin House, with its beautiful gardens and patios. We have two planned seatings, one at noon and one at three. Proceeds from the event will benefit a special charitable cause.

A traditional afternoon tea party will be served indoors, with beautiful china table settings, charming tea sets, and delicious food. After tea, families may tour the beautiful gardens. You are welcome to photograph as many of your own memories as you like.

This year's tea will be held in honor of the late Mary Coker Joslin, who donated the Joslin House and Joslin Garden to the City of Oaks Foundation. Her philanthropic heart and love of gardening and nature will be reflected at the event.

Special treats may also be provided, compliments of the City of Oaks Foundation and our sponsors.

All sales of this year's tickets will help children in local Raleigh homeless shelters to attend a week of summer camp through Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources and the City of Oaks Foundation’s Give Play Program.

Tickets are limited and all participants must have a ticket in order to participate. This event has sold out each year it has been held, and additional tickets cannot be purchased at the door. We will have a waiting list available once all reserved seats are taken. We have lowered the minimum age for attendees to 6 years old and up. Tickets are $35 per guest.

Questions? Call 919-996-4773.


What is on the menu?

What is on the menu?

Assortment of Fine-Blend Herbal, Green and Black Teas

Scone and Muffin Course
Cranberry Orange Scones
Currant Scones
Miniature Muffins
Devonshire Cream and Mixed Berry Preserves
Savory Course
Assortment of Finger Sandwiches and Canapés
Open-faced Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Brown Sugar Ham Rolls
Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
Beef Canapés with Horseradish Cream
Sweet Course
Assortment of Pastries 
Mini Cheesecakes 
Pistachio Cookies with Brown Butter Icing
Miniature Cream Puffs 
Dark Chocolate-dipped Strawberries

Are there minimum age requirements for the tea?

Yes. Because of the delicate china, there is a minimum age of 6 years old to participate. 

Where do I learn more about the charity?

Please visit the City of Oaks Foundation's website at: https://cityofoaksfoundation.org/programs to learn more about the Give Play program, which provides financial aid to under resourced families in the Raleigh area so that their children can attend active outdoor summer camps. Funds raised from this year's easter egg hunt will be used specifically to provide these camp opportunities to children living in Raleigh area homeless shelters.

What are my parking options for the event?

Please park on W. Lake Drive, on the side of the street opposite of the homes. No rking is permitted in front of the neighbors' homes or in the drive way.

Where do I go?

Please come to the Joslin House via the drive way or up one of the garden paths leading from W. Lake Drive. If a guest has limited mobility they may drive up to the house and be dropped off at the door, but no parking is permitted in the drive way.

What should I wear?

Please dress nicely to maintain the high tea atmosphere of the event. You may wish to bring or wear comfortable shoes for walking the garden paths and trails. Some areas of the garden may not be accessible to those with limited mobility. Cameras are welcome. Depending upon the weather, you may wish to bring sunglasses or a hat while walking in the garden.

What's the refund policy?

As space is very limited refunds will be offered up to 7 days in advance of the event. After that deadline, we are not able to offer any refunds.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A list of all guests will be maintained by the host or hostess, but bringing your ticket will expedite your seating.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please call us at 919-996-4773 or email info@cityofoaksfoundation.org.

NOON SEATING (12:00PM - 2:00PM) - Tickets on Sale Now

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3:00PM SEATING (3:00PM - 5:00PM) - Tickets on Sale Now

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