Mad Hatter’s Tea A Garden By The Sea Celebrating its 30th Year
Celebrating its 30th year, this fabulous and fun party has been an ongoing fundraising event sponsored by the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Monies raised grow and maintain A Woman’s Garden, a major garden at the Dallas Arboretum.
Over 450 guests, some from as far away as California, plan their trips to Dallas not only to take part in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – many in wild and wonderful over-the-top hats - but to view the glorious springtime azalea displays and flowers that grace the Dallas Arboretum. Event includes champagne reception in Ginsburg Plaza, professionally staged and choreographed fashion presentation produced by the inimitable Jan Strimple, followed by a seated luncheon under elegantly draped tents. Hats are judged in different categories. Winners are announced at the fashion show and strut the runway. Fashion Show Sponsor: TOOTSIES. Fashion show produced by Jan Strimple. Who: Venise Stuart, Chair, Mad Hatter’s Tea.
Melissa A. Lewis, President, Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum. Honorary Chair: Dr. Linda Burk Emcee: Jocelyn White Beneficiary: Since its inception in 1982, the Women's Council has supported the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. It funded and continues to develop and maintain A Woman's Garden, the only public garden in the nation built by women and dedicated to the universal spirit of women.