"When people arrive at Elm Bank on the afternoon of September 15, they'll be able to stroll through exquisite gardens, admire a handful of vintage cars and fashions, and watch a cricket game by New England's premier cricket league at 'tea time'," said Mann.
The Hunnewell Carriage House will host a show by the WSO, the silent auction, and guests will be served a traditional British drink, the Pimm's Cup. They can also enter the best hat and best costume contests.
However, Mann says, "Vintage attire is encouraged but not required."
Mann is a huge fan of the BBC drama set in post-Edwardian England, and says she always wanted to put together an episode with it as a theme.
"Abigail Fiske, who is on the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Garden to Table committee spoke with me last spring about putting this idea together as a fundraiser to support the Garden to Table program," Mann told Patch, "and I jumped at the chance."