Rose Tree Cottage

801 S Pasadena Avenue • Pasadena CA 91105

(626) 793 3337

   Afternoon Tea in our Rose Garden  

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Here are just a few of our Rose Tree Cottage English Village Shop favourites...

Our Afternoon Tea is being served only on the weekends... Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 & 4:00

with reservations taken (BY TELEPHONE ONLY) no more than exactly one week in advance

(with the exception of private parties, taken one month in advance).  

Telephone lines open at 10:00 the week prior (Sat. for Saturday & Sun. for Sunday).

The tea service includes a glass of sparkling Elderflower Cordial, our English Village Tea,

a three course serving starting with the Savories — straight from our AGA —

Beef Wellington, 'Jubilee Chicken. Toad-in-the-Hole or Welsh Rarebit

followed by our famous Scones with Devon Cream and preserves, prior to a course of Sweets.  

By reservation, only (taken no more than one week ahead).

Large and Small Teatime Hampers are available to take out, deliver or ship. For full details, call: (626) 793 3337


Mon.-Sat., 10:00 - 6:00

Sun., 12:00 - 5:00

Tel. orders:  $75 or more delivered free in the local area; curb-side pick up at Rose Tree Cottage; or, shipping via UPS 'at cost'.

Rose Tree Cottage English Village Loose Leaf Tea

Declared by our patrons to be an outstanding afternoon blend. Our English Village Tea is a blend of Ceylon, Indian and Kenyan teas that brews a truly flavourful and satisfying cup of tea.


Hot Cross


Traditional Old Recipe Hot Cross Buns for Good Friday. Delicious warm with our English Butter and Plum Jam!


Little Scarlet Strawberry Conserve

Did you know that Secret Agent 007 James Bond claimed that his favourite conserve of all time was Tiptree’s

Little Scarlet?

More than an a Tea Room... the Best of Britain

— "The Engine that drives

Bloom Where Planted" —

Edmund Fry

Bloom Where Planted

We are driven by THE MISSION:

To enhance the lives of children and further education in Kenya by providing books, improved learning environments, and secondary school sponsorships.  

By educating girls and boys, we hope to help them ‘Bloom where they are planted’ — to prosper and be good citizens in their own countries, promoting peace and goodwill in the world.

Rose Tree Cottage


Twenty years ago, on a Rose Tree safari, we made our first visit to a Primary School in Kenya - soon to become known as ‘Our School’.  Bearing books, we were greeted by  children in the courtyard — treated like royalty!  The dancing, singing and smiles of these children won our hearts.  Concern for their learning environment won our concern.

On return to California, we could not get the school out of our minds.  After deciding how we could help, the first thing to be done was to fill the potholes in the classrooms. 

From potholes to providing further education for students leaving primary school, we have grown into a charity affecting over 1000 young lives and their families.

The Rose Tree Cottage African children’s foundation, Bloom Where Planted, is a 501 (c)(3) Public Charity,

Reaching for Education

Photo by Seline Awino