Garments in the Garden
Downton Abbey fan? Head over to Cheekwood Estate & Gardens to view the show’s touring wardrobe. The 36 period costumes on view will fuel all your early-twentieth-century-Britain fantasies. Affiliated events will let you feel like a lord/lady, if only for an afternoon. Go all out and purchase an Afternoon Tea experience to take part in one of the world’s most quaint drinking rituals. Scones, cake breads, and tea sandwiches will be available in addition to plenty of chamomile, English Breakfast, and Earl Grey. Jazz music in the gardens every Saturday welcomes the whole family.
On July 15, Drinking in the House of Windsor: British Tipples of the Early 20th Century offers a sipping opportunity with the potential to get a little more raucous. Husband and wife cocktail duo PourTaste will discuss cocktail history and what the fictional Downton Abbey characters might have been drinking. Of course, it all ends with a tasting.