High tea at the South Coast’s very own ‘Provence’

It's lavender season at Merribee and everyone is invited to high tea on Sunday, December 17.

You will feel like you're in Provence when you walk through Merribee's lavender paddock, located at Numbaa.

There are 1000 lavender bushes in full bloom and it's a truly magical time at the gardens.

You'll be served a glass of Prosecco on arrival and be able to meander, at your own pace, through the many gardens rooms of Merribee's seven acre property.

High Tea will be served at The Barn at 15 minute intervals throughout the day and will include a selection of delicious pastries and sandwiches, including lavender scones with Merribee's rose petal jam.

If you want to make the day even more special, Merribee's owner Lucy Marshall will be hosting a lavender workshop.

This creative and fun class will run from 9.30am - 12.30pm and will include making two traditional gifts to take home, perfect for Christmas/gift giving – a lavender wreath (that you can keep for many years) and a lavender bottle (a craft from Elizabethan times and used to ward off moths. Also makes a room or linen cupboard smell divine). Class includes the High Tea, workshop tuition, lavender, vine wreath, ribbon and all materials.

High tea only: $45 per person, concession $38 per person (ticket includes a glass of prosecco, high tea, tea/coffee and Eventbrite booking fee).

Children's high tea $15 per child (5-14 years). Free entry for children under five.

High tea and lavender workshop: $107.50 per person (includes glass of prosecco, high tea,class and Eventbrite booking fee).

Details: Gates open at 9.30am – 4pm on Sunday, December 17, at Merribee, 660 Comerong Island Road, Numbaa (five minutes from Nowra and a little more than two hours from Sydney).

About Merribee

Built around 1850, Merribee is a beautiful South Coast property with accommodation, ornate gardens, topiary nursery and beautiful blooms.

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