Tea with Communities in Bloom judges

The tea was comprised of delicious and not commonly found refreshments with garden ingredients

The Barriere Community Garden tea for the Communities in Bloom judges who were visiting the town last month was a fun and unique experience for all those who attended.  Pictured are some of those in attendance enjoying the fancy and interesting treats made with local garden ingredients.

The Barriere Community Garden tea for the Communities in Bloom judges who were visiting the town last month was a fun and unique experience for all those who attended. Pictured are some of those in attendance enjoying the fancy and interesting treats made with local garden ingredients.

Volunteers at the Community Garden in Barriere prepared a unique and impressive tea for the Communities in Bloom (CIB) judges who were inspecting the community on July 18 and 19.

The tea was comprised of delicious and not commonly found refreshments, all presented on a white table cloth with floral displays and decorations.

One comment overheard from someone sampling the goodies was,  “They are almost too pretty to eat!”

The colourful crystallized flowers were a great hit among the many offerings on the table.

District of Barriere Mayor Virginia Smith, who is also the chair of the Barriere Communities in Bloom committee, said she was very much appreciative of all the work done by the Community Garden volunteers to provide an afternoon tea for the CIB Judges noting, “It was beyond belief”.

“The volunteers provided beverages made from ingredients harvested from their gardens, such as rhubarb juice, lemon balm iced tea, lavender iced tea and numerous wonderful treats,” said the mayor.

The CIB Judges appreciated the great efforts of their hosts and hostesses and thanked them all sincerely for a delightful afternoon.

Results of the Communities in Bloom judging will be announced this fall.