2019 Garden Party Photos

Opening ceremony

Opening ceremony of the 2019 British Garden Party and Fete. Photo courtesy Carolyn Kerouac.

We have a wealth of photos from the 2019 British Garden Party and Fête. Check them out in our gallery.

The Latest Newsletter

The medieval scribe, by Edward Laning (1906–1981) as part of the WPA Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). From The New York Public Library.

Here is the latest Newsletter: Saint Stephen’s News XXX No 16, May 4th (Special British Garden Party Edition)

Stand to! The British Garden Party is here!

Garden Party maypole

Well, our British Garden Party has almost arrived. In a few short days our outdoor extravaganza (this Saturday) will be upon us, and everyone connected with this enterprise is quite excited and rarin’ to go. Needless to say, there are a lot of things that still need to be done during this “run up” week . . . → Read More: Stand to! The British Garden Party is here!

Maypole at the Garden Party

Maypole in Progress

Don’t be a Puritan Roundhead—come to the Cavalier side and join in the Maypole Dance. It’s fun for the whole family. (You don’t have to tell your kids what it’s all about.) The Dance Magnet Students of Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts will perform a Maypole Dance at 1:30 PM. . . . → Read More: Maypole at the Garden Party

Jumble at the Garden Party

White Elephant booth

One of the highlights of St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête is the Portobello Road White Elephant Booth. This booth features some of the most elegant jumble in the state of Maryland. Glassware, china, kitchen appliances, knick-knacks, bric-a-brac, curios—you name it. The objects range from the mundane to the eccentric. And everything is reasonably . . . → Read More: Jumble at the Garden Party

Children’s Activities at the Garden Party

There are all sorts of activities for children at St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête. To begin, there are all sorts of interesting crafts to entertain the children. For $1, kids can paint a sun catcher, and for $3, they can paint a flowerpot. Or, for $1, they can have their face painted. . . . → Read More: Children’s Activities at the Garden Party

The British Garden Party is coming soon!

Maypole in Progress

Well, it is only a few days now (May 4th) until our annual British Garden Party, and there is still a lot to be done. The long-range weather prognostication given earlier by our resident forecaster, Fr Hawtin, for good weather seems to be holding up so far.

The Parish Life Committee (PLC) is getting . . . → Read More: The British Garden Party is coming soon!

Only two weeks left to go! Get ready to party!

White Elephant booth

It is later than you think! In two short weeks we will be celebrating Saint Stephen’s Annual British Garden Party on Saturday, May 4th. I have it on good authority (Fr Hawtin) that we can expect another excellent day, weather wise, with sunny spring-like temperatures. However, just in case something should fall through, it probably . . . → Read More: Only two weeks left to go! Get ready to party!

Afternoon Tea at the Garden Party

Garden Party panorama

You don’t have to travel to England to have a genuine Afternoon Tea. You can find one right here in the Baltimore suburbs—at St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête, Saturday, 4 May 2019, from 11:00 AM to the last seating at 2:00 PM. (Note that the last seating is an hour before the . . . → Read More: Afternoon Tea at the Garden Party

See Punch and Judy at the Garden Party!

Punch & Judy

Have you ever seen a Punch & Judy show? We mean, a real Punch & Judy show? If you haven’t, now’s your chance. And if you’ve seen Professor Horn’s Punch & Judy Show at previous Garden Parties, you’ll know how riotously funny it is. (And how can you pass up a chance to see the . . . → Read More: See Punch and Judy at the Garden Party!