Chatsworth Garden Festival at the Historic Homestead Acre

A highlight of the day is the Duchess of Devonshire’s High Tea served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the beautiful gardens.

News release from the Chatsworth Historical Society:


The Chatsworth Historical Society has set Sunday, May 1, 2011 for the Annual Garden Festival, announced Bea Berman, vice president of the Chatsworth Historical Society.  Berman will again chair the popular event that runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.       

A highlight of the day is the Duchess of  Devonshire’s High Tea served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the beautiful gardens at The Homestead Acre, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive.  Featuring hot tea served in china teapots and cups, homemade tea sandwiches, cookies, scones, cake and fruit, patrons will be served by volunteer school children and youth groups of the area.  Former caterer and Chatsworth Historical Society docent, Jelena Csanyi, will be chairperson of the tea. In addition to the entrance donation, the cost of the tea is $8.00 per person.  It is first come, first served, we can not guarantee seating.     

Garden clubs will participate with booths available all day giving information and demonstrations. Community groups will showcase their particular projects.   A quilting display from the Veterans Quilt Project will take place as well as vendors with colorful booths and merchandise.    A homemade bake sale, a white elephant booth, a live plant sale, and arts and crafts will add to the variety of events.  Tours of the Hill-Palmer Cottage will be available from 11 to 4 p.m.           

Shuttle buses will bring patrons from the Chatsworth Depot where there is plenty of free parking.  Shuttle will run to and from The Homestead Acre every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.   The Homestead Acre is located within Chatsworth Park South at the west end of Devonshire Street, at 10385 Shadow Oak Drive.           

CHS volunteers will provide homemade baked goods at reasonable prices.  There are hot dogs and sandwiches for sale as well as drinks with all the proceeds going to the upkeep of the Hill-Palmer Property. The 1.3-acre historic property, settled in 1886 by James David and Rhode Jane Hill, is owned by the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks with the Chatsworth Historical Society as Conservators.    

Donations are $5 for adults or seniors, Children $1 and kids under 5 are free.     

For more information call 818-882-5614 and a leave message.


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