Tea in the Garden at Ranch Los Alamitos

A very exciting  private tea  and tour at the Historic Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach. We will meet at 10:45am at the Visitor Center and start with a guided tour of the Historic Ranch House going back to the 1800's.  Originally a little Adobe ranch house for the Vaqueros, it was remodeled and enlarged extensively by the Bixby Family.  The family put the house in a trust and donated it to the City of Long Beach and most all of the original furnishings, artwork, and decorations are intact. Once a 300,000 acre parcel land grant owned by an officer who traveled here under Portola, it has changed hands and size over the years.

Following our tour we will have our tea in the side garden under the shaded canopy.

Our Traditional English Spring Tea will feature the following tea sandwiches:

Black Forest Ham with Honey Mustard

Roast Beef with Creamed Horseradish

Cucumber and Sprouts

Turkey with Cranberry Aioli

Curried Deviled Egg with Chives

Shrimp with Dilled Cream Cheese

Beet Tartar on Goat Cheese Rounds

For Dessert

Strawbetty and Clotted Cream

Lemon Cream Scones with Cranberries

Classic Trifle

Gingerbread with Grand Marnier Filling

This Tea will feature one Hot tea and two Flavored Iced Teas

 

Following the tea you can tour the many gardens of this 7 1/2 acre property. If you wish a garden tour of the property, I can arrange for a tour guide or you may do it on at your leisure. I do request your preference if you want a guided garden tour or not.

The cost of this tea including the tea, tour, tax, tip is $40.00. This venue is requesting a substantial up front deposit, so you must pay when you make your reservation or I can not accept your RSVP. Pay via Paypal at www.paypal.com to [masked]. We need a minimum of 20 people for this private tour and tea. Refunds will be offered up to 7 days prior to the event as long as we have 20 people attending.

The house tour is inside, but the tea is outdoors in the shaded garden under a canopy, so please wear flat shoes and dress for August. Most of the gardens offer shaded areas.The tea will be concluded no later than 1:30, staying for the garden tour is your choice.

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  • Donlyn

    Wonderful place! I felt like I was out of town on vacation. Thanks so much for setting this up Carol!!!

    1 · August 20

  • Maryanne S

    Beautiful and serene place. Felt like I was back home in New Jersey. Excellent tour followed by a wonderful tea with great food!

    1 · August 18

  • Carol W.

    Perfect weather, beautiful setting, wonderful company just another perfect day in So Cal. I enjoyed getting to walk around some especially after the tea! Thanks everyone for making this day a success!

    August 17

  • Nora B.

    This meetup was wonderful. The location was amazing, the company terrific and the food was plentiful. Carol thanks so much because without you I would have never had this experience!

    1 · August 17

  • Nicole

    Excellent Meetup. The house was lovely, the gardens superb and tea was excellent. The buffet was a surprise but worked well and tour was informative.

    August 17

  • Wendy

    This place is a hidden treasure. This was indeed a fabulous tea party and our docent was amazingly knowledgeable. People who were not able to go, should find time to go.

    August 17

  • Cynthia

    Wonderful

    August 17

  • Rie

    It was another FABULOUS tea party *.* I really LOVED the entire ambiance & beautiful garden!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your wonderful work as always, Carol ^.^

    August 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Feeling quite ill this morning, so won't be able to make it. I hope you guys have fun!

    August 17

  • Lindsay

    I paid by personal check at the "An Encounter with Exotic Teas at Monkey House" meet up.

    August 2

  • Carol

    paid $40.00 x two paypal

    July 30

  • Carol

    Canceled business trip spo I can go!paid $40.00

    July 30

  • Carol

    Canceled business trip spo I can go!

    July 30

  • Denita J.

    Paid 7/14/13

    July 14, 2013

  • Cynthia

    pd $40 7/13/13

    July 13, 2013

  • Myrna

    Paid $40.00 on 06/13.

    July 13, 2013

  • JD N.

    Sounds amazing but, the date doesn't work for me.

    June 21, 2013

  • Nancy Dori W.

    Okay, I'm a dork. How do I pay?

    June 20, 2013

    • Carol W.

      www.paypal.com send to [masked] $40.00

      June 20, 2013

  • ROBERTA W.

    Looking forward to being part of the group!

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a mandatory meeting the 3rd Saturday of every month.

    June 18, 2013

  • Jessica S

    Paid on 6/8/13.
    If we want to do a guided tour of the gardens, is there a cost? And about how long would it be?
    Thanks!

    June 8, 2013

    • Carol W.

      No cost, it needs to be arranged in advance. I will see if enough people are interested in the guided tour and if so will set up. I will ask the attendees closer to time about it. Thanks.

      June 8, 2013

    • Jessica S

      Great, thanks Carol.

      June 14, 2013

  • Sandy M.

    Paid $80 via paypal on 6/8

    June 8, 2013

  • Rie

    PAID on 6/5/13 ^.*

    June 5, 2013

  • Deanna S.

    See you there !! Deanna

    June 4, 2013

  • Nicole

    Paid

    June 1, 2013

  • Carol

    I need to cancel we have a business trip that weekend sorry

    May 29, 2013

  • Nevine M.

    Sounds fabulous, can't wait!

    May 29, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Paid 5/30.

    May 29, 2013

  • Maryanne S

    PAID 5/29/13

    May 29, 2013

  • June

    paid

    May 29, 2013

  • Carol

    paid for two people $80.00 for Tea in Long Beach in August

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Paid

    May 28, 2013

  • Carol

    Great can't wait

    May 28, 2013

Your organizer's refund policy for Tea in the Garden at Ranch Los Alamitos

Refunds offered if:

  • you can cancel at least 7 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: There must be 20 paid in order for you to get a refund, otherwise it will depend if someone can take your place.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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