Saturday, September 22, 2012

Matilda's Tea Garden ~ Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Matilda was the only daughter of George G. Frelinghuysen, a patent attorney and Sara Ballantine of Newark, the granddaughter of the founder of the P. Ballantine Brewing Company.  Shown here is Matilda's Tea Garden, full of flavorful herb plants that can be brewed by themselves for a tasty caffeine free beverage, or dried and added to black tea to add subtle flavor.  Although difficult to discern, this cute little tea garden is outlined with bricks to form the shape of a tea pot.  Just another one of the clever little nooks and crannies to be discovered while strolling the grounds of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, a gift bequeathed to the people of Morris County, NJ from Matilda.


lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

La Tea Dah said...

How sweet! I love herbal tea gardens --- as they are always so charming and interesting. I like that this one's shaped like a teapot.

Today --- I will do some harvesting and drying of my own tea garden. Autumn is here and finally, a chill in the air.

Noelle said...

Beautiful! Thanks a lot for the share. That is really cool!

Noelle @ e Carport