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Afternoon Tea and Jazz in the Garden

Come join us for afternoon tea with music from jazz trio 'so What?' in Orchard House’s secluded gardens, in the centre of Exeter.

The Exeter Friends of Hospiscare are excited to bring your Afternoon Tea in the Garden, with jazz music from jazz trio ‘soWhat?’

We will be serving a delicious afternoon tea consisting of sandwiches, a Devon Cream Tea and a selection of cakes and traybakes, all presented on vintage crockery, 3-tier cake stands, colourful napkins and cloth tablecloths on tables spaced safely in Orchard House’s large gardens.

All the food will be prepared by our team of lovely volunteers who have had years of experience of creating yummy homemade cakes and delicious sandwiches.

We can accommodate most dietary requirements if highlighted when booking. However, if someone has a serious allergy, we regret we are unable to meet these dietary requirements.  Food is prepared in a non-industrial kitchen which will not be allergy free i.e. nuts and wheat will be used in our kitchens, so we cannot guarantee against cross contamination.

Cost and Booking:

Tickets cost £25 per person or £12 per child for a ‘mini afternoon tea in a box’, perfect for children aged 10 and below.

When booking please specify which time you would like to arrive:

  • 2pm
  • 3pm
  • 4pm

You will have your table until 6pm.

You can book online by completing the form below  or if you prefer, you can call Imogen in the Hospiscare fundraising team to place your order by phone on 01392 688020.

Final bookings by Thursday 14 July, 2022 please.

All proceeds are in aid of Hospiscare.

Who can attend:

Everyone is welcome to attend our event. Children under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The garden is wheelchair accessible, across grass.

Directions and Parking:

Orchard House is on Deepdene Park, a private road with no parking!

On foot:  you can access Orchard House via Deepdene Park (EX2 4PH) or Veitch Close (EX2 4AF),

By car:   you can park in the car park behind Luccombe House at County Hall accessed from Topsham Road. Follow the pedestrian access to Gras Lawn, turn left onto Veitch Close (EX2 4AF), walk for 1 minute and you will find the back gate of Orchard House Gardens on the left-hand side. We ask that you access the garden through the large back garden gate accessed through Veitch Close. This will be well signed on the day.

By bus: you can get off at County Hall on Topsham Rd and then follow the above direction.

Other Information

To discuss this event please contact Jo McCreedie on 07805637968 or email

Cancellation Policy:

If you notify us at least 2 weeks in advance of the event that you wish to cancel your place at the event we will be able to provide you with a refund, on request. If you would like someone else to attend the event in your place or in place of your guest, that’s fine, just let us know who to expect on the day and if they have any dietary requirements. A spot of rain will not put us off, so if it is raining on the day the event will still go ahead, under gazebos. If the weather is unsafe and we need to cancel the event, we will offer you a refund or deliver your afternoon tea to your home.

Privacy Policy:

The Exeter Friends of Hospiscare is one of Hospiscare’s official voluntary fundraising support groups.  As such, booking information will be gathered by Hospiscare and shared with the Exeter Friends. All your data will be carefully managed abiding by Hospiscare’s Privacy Notice


We will be taking general photos on the day to share the event on social media and use in future marketing. We require your written permission to take your individual photograph. If you are happy with us to take your individual photograph, please tick the box below. You will only be confirming for yourself, not your guests, so we will seek their permission on the day.