Morris Arboretum: Branching Out

Tea in the Park

The Morris Arboretum is sponsoring a garden tour and Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony at the Japanese House in Fairmount Park on Sunday, May 21. The Japanese House and Garden features a 16th century-style garden planned by designer Sana Tansai. The house makes extensive use of natural materials which creates a serene harmony between the building and the surrounding garden. The tour of the house and garden will be followed by a traditional Tea Ceremony that emphasizes beauty, harmony, and simplicity. Following the Tea Ceremony demonstration, visitors will sample a bowl of green tea and seasonal Japanese sweets. Cost is $18 for Arboretum members and $20 for non-members. For information call (215) 247-5777.

Picnic at the Arboretum

The Solaris Grille will open a satellite café at the Morris Aboretum on April 30. The café will be open seasonally from April 30 through October 31--for lunch daily from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and for supper on Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 21 through September 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. coinciding with the Arboretum's summer evening hours from 4-8:30 p.m. A special "picnic basket supper" will also be available on those evenings. Solaris Executive Chef John Anderson was inspired by the late afternoon garden to create the romantic "picnic under the trees" theme for Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Mr. Anderson said,"Visitors can dine at tables under the tent near the Widener Visitor center or take a basket out into the garden." For more information call (215) 247-5777.

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 29, April 18, 2000

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