To give you an idea, for 2012’s Open Gardens tea, each day’s service required 31 loaves of bread, bought fresh that morning. The Famous Sandwich Makers transformed the bread into tea sandwiches for garden visitors.
For 2014 (at Carol’s garden this year), when more visitors are expected, Latiefah and Fatima’s hands will be flying even faster.
In addition to sandwiches, there will be at least 680 muffins and small cakes, and (at least) 1 400 slices of chocolate, lemon and carrot cake, all homemade by members of the participating garden clubs.
Tea is included in the OGC ticket price, though donations are optional at the tea garden. Members of the garden clubs work in two hour shifts through the day to serve tea, and four helpers are employed to help with preparing and washing up.
We can’t wait to see you.