Woodbury’s Glebe House with garden party

WOODBURY – The Glebe House is hosting its annual garden party on June 25 from 6pm to 8pm.

“Every year friends and guests enjoy this spectacular garden, designed in 1926 by the famous English horticultural designer, writer and artist Gertrude Jekyll, who had a profound influence on modern garden design,” said members. “Today it is the only remaining example of Jekyll’s work in the United States, making this garden party a celebration of an American garden designed from across the pond.”

According to the Glebe House, flowers begin to burst in waves of color, pattern, texture and scent in June. Tables and chairs are set amidst the garden and blankets are spread under large shady trees. There are sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres packaged in decorated individual cases, Walker Road Vineyards wine bottled in Woodbury, sparkling water, lemonade made from fresh lemons plucked from the Glebe House lemon tree and a signature drink, “The Seabury Swing”. , created by the Nutmeg Wine and Spirit Shoppe in Woodbury.

A strolling 4-part cappella Barbershop Quartet, the Valley Chordsmen, affiliated with the International Barbershop Harmony Society, will also perform. They’ve been entertaining across the state for more than 73 years.

A silent auction will feature a range of items including an All Hallows Eve Cocktail Party for Ten at Glebe House with catering.


The first floor of the Glebe House will be open. The 18th Century Farmhouse is furnished as the home of Rev. John Rutgers Marshall and his family who lived here in the ‘Glebe’ during the Revolutionary War. It’s particularly atmospheric to tour the house in the early evening and imagine how the family lived here without electricity, members said.

The Glebe House Garden Party is the premier fundraising event of the year for the museum. Proceeds support the maintenance of the Glebe House and Garden and educational programs.

Tickets for this benefit are $40 per person and can be purchased at www.glebehousemuseum.org or by calling 203-263-2855.

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