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The Potted Geranium

201 W. Greene Street
Greensboro, GA
706-453-4979
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Sun closed
Mon closed
Tue closed
Wed 11:00am - 3:00pm
Thu 11:00am - 3:00pm
Fri 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sat 11:00am - 3:00pm

Overview

"English tradition with deep Southern charm" Opened Jan. 2009

Please consider joining us at a beautiful, tranquil place to reconnect with friends, family and loved ones. The Potted Geranium is an elegantly restored early 1800 Victorian home where you will find welcoming smiles, pampering attention, outstanding food and be able to step back in time away from the hectic pace of the day in a calming atmosphere.

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I visited my friend in Evans and we drove the hour to get to the Potted Geranium. It was worth every minute and mile! The food was beautifully presented and was as delicious as it looked. The hostess gave us attention without interrupting our time together. As a tea lover, one who has visited many tearooms in several states, and author of a devotional on the subject of tea, this experience was tea-lightful and ranks among the best tea experiences I have had.

- Marilyn Nutter 07/04/14

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My sister and I drove down there and felt like royalty. It was a beautiful tea house. The owner showed us around and is such a sweet lady. Our server/cook was wonderful. We will go back without a doubt. Loved it loved it.

- adriennne harless 06/28/14

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Two of my friends and I vist The Potted Geranium at least three times a year and the experience is always delightful. The presentation is superb with beautiful china cups and plates. The owner and servers are always ready to share their knowledge of tea or the area. We drive an hour to get there but it is worth it.

- Paulette 06/13/14

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Tea room is in beautifully restored Victorian home, with great attention to detail. Staff is very friendly & prompt. Food is the best I've had. I ordered the Victorian Lady tea tray which had 5 finger sandwiches, 5 desserts, 2 large currant scones & a large pot of tea. All delicious!

- Terry Porter 06/08/14

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We hosted my sister's bridesmaid luncheon at The Potted Geranium and we were so pleased with the service, food & atmosphere. We had an incredible time celebrating and enjoyed every moment we spent there.

- Taylor Smith Veenema 06/03/14

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The BEST! Absolutely beautiful setting, service was superior and the tea and food was wonderful. You should not miss this charming southern style tea room. Can't wait to go back.

- Deborah 06/02/14

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My daughters and I have been blessed to have 'tea time' all over the world. In May 2014, we reached tea utopia.The Potted Geranium offered the best presentation, quality, and artistry than most of the other 'best' tea houses we've visited. You will die for the chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches, and leap for joy after the freshly made scones with clotted cream and preserves. We left so full and deeply satisfied, and plan to bring our friends in for birthday tea, etc. The grounds offer an exquisite cottage garden with fresh herbs and beautiful peonys, that you aren't supposed to be able to grow in garden zone 8, even! Surely God has a Hand in this place.

- Janet T. Turner 05/24/14

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Three teacher friends and I had tea at the Potted Geranium. It was just the kind of lovely, fun, relaxing, but not stuffy atmosphere we needed to end the school year. The tea and food were excellent. The surroundings inside and out also fed the senses. I highly recommend either lunch or the Duchess of Bedford Tea Service. This starts off with a wonderful salad or soup and quiche then followed with a multi tier service of finger sandwiches, scones, and desserts. All very fresh and flavorful.

- Jan Jackson 05/17/14

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I took my mother to the Potted Geranium for Mother's Day and her birthday! We had a wonderful time!! Everything was beautiful!! The service was amazing!!! We will be going back!!!

- Julie Kappes 05/14/14

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All I can say is 'Perfection! Perfection! Perfection!' From the moment we pulled up to the property we were charmed by every aspect! I have been to quite a few tearooms in Georgia and this by far surpasses every one. The decor and table settings were absolutely beautiful. The tea was wonderful and refreshing. The food was delicious and perfectly presented. The ambience was calming and created a lovely relaxing environment - even with 11 'chattering' friends. Service was impeccable! Laura and Rebecca have created a little bit of heaven in this charming southern town! Plan to spend the day and enjoy the shops downtown afterwards. We all can't wait to go back.

- Doris 04/27/14

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We had an excellent 'high' tea-everything was very enjoyable! Not only was the food delicious but the servers were very accommodating and gracious! I would highly recommend the Potted Geranium!

- Eloise Thomas 04/17/14

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This was truly an excellent experience. The selection of teas were many and each one was delicious. The food was tasty and beautifully served. Will recommend to friends. The staff was friendly and cordial. Also, enjoyed the tour of this beautiful home. Thanks!

- Betty Wicinski 04/15/14

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Perfectly delightful experience. Tea and lunch in a beautiful, relaxed setting. Excellent service, delicious food and tea. Can't wait to visit again!

- W McWhorter 04/10/14

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The Potted Geranium is perfect for friends and family to have a quiet, elegant lunch together in a beautiful setting. The tea room offers a long list of teas...beautifully served to each person at the table. The currant scones were the best I have ever had....I even bought a mix that the tea room offers in the gift shop. I could not have asked for a lovelier place to be taken for my birthday!!!!!

- Ann H 04/03/14

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Just returned home to Atlanta after celebrating the birthdays of two family members at The Potted Geranium. With a lovely setting inside and tables spaced for quiet conversation and views of the beautiful grounds, our lunch selections (including our choices of Earl Grey and Orange Spice as hot teas), and desserts were prepared and served beautifully--no detail was overlooked! Each of us is looking forward to returning soon and sharing this exceptional tea room with more friends and family members!

- Barbara B. 04/02/14

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Had a wonderful afternoon tea. Was extended plenty of Southern Charm along an elegant assortment of tea delights. Making plans already to return.

- Kelly 03/21/14

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One of the best Tea Resturants I have visited. We go there evetime we are in Greensboro. If you haven't been there try it you will love it.

- Dorothy Byrd 03/20/14

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My only regret is that I didn't go here as soon as it opened! I waited until friends made plans for us to go. Since my first trip I have taken every visitor who comes to town & have gone back with friends. My visitors say it is a favorite memory. They have a wonderful choice of teas, beautifully presented. The Victorian house is lovingly preserved. The food is excellent with a delicious choice of desserts which are made on sight. I love the scones!!!

- Sammie 03/12/14

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As part of our trip to The Carolina's and Georgia, my husband and I traveled from Washington State to experience the joys of taking tea at The Potted Geramium. I had read about the tea house in Teatime Magazine shortly before leaving on vacation to the area. We adjusted previous plans to include The Potted Geranium. The miles traveled were well worth it because it was one of the most delightful experiences of our trip. The atmosphere was both inviting and calming with peaceful music playing softly in the background. We enjoyed The Dutchess of Bedford tea which was absolutely amazing from first bite to last. The Quiche melted in our mouths with our taste buds bursting with delicious flavors. The salad with fresh field greens, cranberries, pecans and goat cheese was refreshing and unb... (more)

- Liz Peterson 03/06/14

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My daughter and I traveled from Sharpsburg, GA hoping our 2 hr trip to the Potted Geranium would be worth the miles. It was indeed! We were welcomed in with smiles and served to the nines. The food was AMAZING!!! Laura even gave us a tour of the house and shared the history as we walked. Can't wait to bring my friends back!

- Karen Frnka 02/19/14

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Exquisite! Excellent variety of teas; my favorite was the Rose tea. It was delicious and so aromatic! Food preparation and presentation was impeccable and taste was scrumptious; quiche, salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing and creme puff were among my favs. Beautifully decorated with an extremely calm, peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. The owner is very cordial and treated us like royalty! Well worth the +90 minute trip. My cousins and I will definitely return! If you enjoy tea rooms, you must experience The Potted Geranium. You will not be disappointed.

- Debbie 02/15/14

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Attention to details, excellent cuisine, unfailing service, and cheery staff make the Potted Geranium the perfect place for a special lunch and visit with a friend. We had a perfect meal and visit yesterday, and enjoyed everything about it! Thank-you to Laura & Rebecca.

- Carol 01/11/14

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On December 3rd I chose to celebrate my special occasion at the Potted Geranium with the ladies I hold near and dear to my heart, my mother, sister and best friend. The staff at the Potted Geranium made this a memorable celebration. My hosts and I had the Duchess of Bedford full afternoon tea service.

We enjoyed the Georgia Peaches and Cream tea, Cochin Masala Chai, Hazelnut Vanilla tea, and the Strawberry Kiwi tea. Each teapot had an adorable cozy complimenting the eclectic mix of Victorian china surrounding the tiered server centerpiece. Our table was set with the proper accoutrements for this elegant tea. The quality of the food was matched by the quality of the service. The food was fresh, tasty and a feast for our eyes as well as our appetites. The staff was friendly and ver... (more)

- Jacqueline L. Slack 12/28/13

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The Potted Geranium is a quietly elegant tea parlor with a touch of English whimsy. My friend and I enjoyed the excellent food and service, delicious teas, and beautiful Victorian house. Gracious dining at its best!

- Judy McDaniel 12/16/13

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A dear friend took me to the Potted Geranium for my birthday and I have taken other friends since. Every experience has been excellent the tea is always tasty and the food is always delicious. It is the best place to go with friends. Love you ladies ya'll have a beautiful tea house:)

- Yolanda Unruh 12/10/13

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My dear friend and I spent wonderful luncheon interlude with these ladies on November 20.The tearoom is an absolutely lovely Victorian house, the food very tasty and the presentation flawlessly elegant. We were treated as very special guests. When the time came we made a reluctant departure, but not before browsing in the gift shop. It has a good variety of tea accessories and their specialty teas. We came from Macon and Warner Robins and it was well worth the trip.

- Mary Anne Andrews 11/30/13

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My ladies group from church enjoyed a truly elegant day at the Potted Geranium...excellent food and service! The owner, hostess, chef and waitress made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend for a treat!

- Donna Leoni 11/03/13

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What a wonderful experience. The food is excellent. The staff was very attentive without the feeling of being rushed. I will go back again

- Amy 10/23/13

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Beautiful Southern Elegance, great atmosphere, wonderful cuisine and excellent service. It was a wonderful way to visit with family.







- Sue Fields 09/26/13

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I am originally from the north and have visited numerous tea rooms, The Potted Geranium is one of the finest I've been to and the overall experience was wonderful!

- Patty Monday 09/19/13

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The Potted Geranium was featured in Georgia's Lake Country flyer. A friend decided that we should treat another friend to a birthday lunch there. The best choice we could have ever made. The tea selection was beyond believe and served in beautiful pots. The décor was magnificent. It was a very calm setting that allowed you to relax and enjoy the food, friends, and atmosphere. We chose the tea, Peaches and Cream - Wonderful some of the best that I have ever had. The special of the day was salmon patties and spinach salad. The food and presentation was outstanding. And the dessert - melt in your mouth peach cobbler. The staff was kind enough to present our friend with a candle in her dessert as well as a Happy Birthday song. Even the chef came out to join - what a wonderful experience. Would recommend to everyone and we will certainly return again.

- Janet Osborne 09/12/13

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What an amazing place to celebrate a birthday! We were treated to a wonderful and peaceful afternoon in the wonderful atmosphere eating delicious and delightful food. Don't miss a visit to The Potted Geranium, I highly recommend it!

- Christine Newby 06/28/13

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My husband and I celebrated our 38th anniversary this afternoon having tea at The Potted Geranium. This was our 4th visit. We were greeted with the smell of sweet mini Gardenias growing near the entry way. As always, the attention to detail (outdoors & in) made for another memorable experience. We adore the fine English china, linen napkins with detailed cutwork, delicious food, delicate treats, with incredible presentation surrounded by decor that never fails to entice and delight us, while making us feel just a tad bit British! We travel almost 2 hrs to have “The Duchess of Bedford” Tea Service. A visit to The Potted Geranium is worth the drive from anywhere.

- J Dail 06/22/13

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What a wonderful tearoom experience. The variety of tea available in your own teapot is amazing. The Georgia peach tea was my favorite! My friends and I had the 'Duchess' and enjoyed a relaxing, delicious lunch before visiting the gift shop and beautiful gardens.

- Kaylene Ruby 06/19/13

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This was my second visit with 3 friends. This is a wonderful place for an afternoon tea and lunch. A wide variety of teas to choose from. It is so elegant and relaxing.
We will be back.

- Louida Saulmon 06/19/13

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'Let joy be unconfined.'
Lord Byron
My 13-year old granddaughter's first formal tea service...our joy was definitely unconfined!

- Nancy Williams 06/09/13

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Today was my first visit to The Potted Geranium. So much beauty and perfection under one roof was a joy to behold! The delicious food and its presentation was an art form unto itself. Truly an experience worth repeating!

- Marlene LoNigro 06/02/13

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This was my third trip to The Potted Geranium and the first for several in our group of ten ladies. The food, the service, the large variety of teas, and the beautiful setting made for a lovely outing.

- Blanche Templeton 06/01/13

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Dear friends brought me to The Potted Geranium to celebrate my retirement! Everything about the experience was PERFECT! Well done ladies :)

- Marianne Ayoob 05/22/13

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My daughters surprised me for Mothers Day at The Potted Geranium and it was wonderful. When you arrive it feels like another place in time. You relax and enjoy being pampered. Food was excellent, service friendly and welcoming and time stood still!
I enjoyed my visit so much that three days later I brought three of my friends to celebrate a retiree and they were just as impressed as I.
Home is beautiful with everything authentic and gardens worth taking time to visit. Hope they continue to be successful because I will be returning.
Again thank you for a wonderful experience.

- Dottie Bero 05/22/13

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What a lovely experience my guest and I had at The Potted Geranium. I had the apricot tea and a delicious turkey salad on a very fresh homemade croissant. My guest had another tea and chicken salad on croissant and a delectable puffed pastry with real custard. I certainly will return again. The gardens surrounding the home were lovely. The owner proudly took us on a tour of the restored home. What a treat. What a labor of love has been poured into every detail of the home. It is a must see and experience. Very relaxing. My friend found some lovely gifts to take back to Virginia from the gift shop.

- Dottie Farmer 05/20/13

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What a delightful experience!! I learned about this wonderful tea room from a 'Georgia Treasures Along I-20 brochure that I picked up at the Georgia Welcome Center. My first visit certainly will become one of many. We loved it.....the decor, the food, the service are all first rate. I had the 'sampler' lunch and thought it was a great choice. I look forward to going again when I can spend more time wandering through the house and the beautifully landscaped yard. It's obvious that the owners give a lot of attention to every detail to make your visit a special experience.

- Joy 05/20/13

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Love this Tea Room. Many teas, served in individual pots, to choose from.The food and the service are excellent. Beautiful southern home and gardens meets victoian engalnd for a relaxing dinig experience.

- Kathy Traylor 05/20/13

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We had a thoroughly delightful experience at The Potted Geranium. The ambiance was wonderful and the food was thoughtfully prepared. We were made to feel very welcomed and it was so interesting to learn about the history of this historic home.

- Angela Popaca 05/14/13

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I loved the beautiful house as well as the experience. The quiche and currant scones were especially delicious.

- Susan 05/02/13

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3 stars

- . 04/07/13

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Every facet of visiting the “The Potted Geranium” is exquisitely sublime!

- J Dail 03/10/13

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This is our 8th visit and each time is better than the last! The staff is amazing and the chef...well if I ever strike it rich I'm going to steal Rebecca away from there! The scones & quiche are wonderful, but so is all the other food. Treat yourself to the Duchess, just be sure to order it ahead. There is a wide selection of teas, something for everyone. Take time to step back, relax and enjoy!

- Karen J. 02/09/13

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I am following up on my boyfriend, Travis’ positive review below!
This Victorian tea parlor had such beautiful character everywhere we turned. The staff was extremely inviting and the attention to detail in the table settings and food preparation truly made this an unforgettable experience for us!
The Potted Geranium is definitely a place I’d love to come back to and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a charming place for brunch/lunch with your boyfriend or girlfriends. I picked up one of the tea pot cozies from the cute little gift shop on our way out. I love how it reminds me of our lovely lunch, but I'm longing for more savory scones! Share the recipe!! :)

- Sarah 02/01/13

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My girlfriend and I spent the weekend at The Ritz Carlton to see family up at the lake. The Potted Geranium was highly recommended to her, so we decided to go for lunch on Saturday.

I have to echo the comments of Michael below. I too am a single, unmarried guy and I am almost shocked about how much I enjoyed the whole experience.

Obviously, as all the reviews on here clearly state, the house is amazing. No attention to detail has been spared and for a place with such historic value, it couldn't seem more fresh and clean.

That all said, I really want to focus on the food. I'd always thought a scone was a dry, awful pastry that one feeds to their enemies when no gruel is available. The Potted Geranium changed all of that. They have these amazing, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, scones that completely floored me. The rest of the tea tray was equally tasty, but the scones are what I'll never forget. People should make the trip for these alone!

- Travis James 01/29/13

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Wonderful service in a beautifully renovated home. The staff take fantastic care of you, the tea selections are varied, and the food is superb. Highly, highly recommend.

- Karen 01/21/13

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Wow! Simply, wow! This is tearoom perfection.

I take my mom here every year for her birthday. It's a two hour drive each way for us (coming from Fayette County) and we're happy to make that drive.

Full disclosure (for you guys who might be scoffing at a place like this or for you ladies who think you'll never be able to go unless you can get one of your girlfriends to go with you because you think your husband will NEVER go): I am a straight, married man in my 30s and I can honestly say that I LOVE this place. I do not feel out of place one bit here. Not only that, but I feel very welcomed and always want to come back as soon as I've left. This place is simply gorgeous!

I've always loved the idea of a Victorian tearoom, and The Potted Geranium pulls i... (more)

- Michael 01/17/13

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A few days ago, Friday, I went with 8 of my girlfriends to enjoy this tearoom. It was fabulous and we were treated like royalty. 6 of us had The Duchess of Bedford and the other 3 showed restraint and ordered a light lunch and dessert. We spent 2 hours eating, drinking and socializing. It was such a special time for us all and our server was top notch. Do yourself a favor and enjoy a long leisurely lunch at this gorgeous home, the finest tearoom I've ever visited. You will leave so much happier and feeling completely revitalized.

- Natalie 01/06/13

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Lovely, lovely lovely. Beautiful home, passionate owner, delicious food, calming ambiance and gracious staff! Great place to celebrate a special occasion!

- Sheri Underwood 11/15/12

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The ambience, setting, beauty, selections of the Potted Geranium's food and tea are unmatched by any other venue. Dining and visiting with friends here is an ultimate experience, due to the efforts of Laura and her wonderful staff. The gift shop also carries some pretty and unique items. Thanks again for a wonderful experience!

- Carol 10/09/12

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Last week my husband and I had the loveliest dining experience since coming to the Reynolds Plantation area six years ago. From the moment you walk into the beautifully renovated mansion and are greeted by the gracious owner you know you are in for special experience. It is truly a step back in time to the Victorian age. We see why this is considered one of the top tea rooms in the country.
The ambiance is one of quiet elegance - no cell phones please. We ordered the Duchess high tea which consisted of Quiche and Soup or Salad; a full compliment of tea sandwiches (all made fresh on the premises) delicious scones which were some of the best we ever had: and delightful mini deserts. Our apricot tea was presented piping hot in a delightful tea pot and cozy. Everything was served on e... (more)

- Sandra Henry 10/09/12

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Another visit to the Potted Geranium was not disappointing. Everything top notch from the greeting, the tea, food, service and setting. Recommend the peaceful-relaxing experience to all.

- Betsy R. 10/06/12

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I first heard about The Potted Geranium when a cousin returned to Washington State singing the praises of your tea room after visiting relatives in the Athens area. When we decided to travel to Georgia to visit the same relatives I knew that our trip would not be complete without a stop at The Potted Geranium. I was certainly not disappointed when I was able to experience for myself your gracious hospitality, your abundant selection of teas, your delicious high tea offerings and your artistry in presentation. Your staff was excellent in assuring that our time in The Potted Geranium was comfortable, elegant, and memorable. One does not often have the opportunity to dine on Prince Albert china or tea tables as elegantly dressed as you will find at the lovely tea house. After tea we enjoyed walking through the rest of the house, admiring the beauty of each room. What a treat!

- Mary Alice 09/29/12

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Full experience feeling like your being welcomed into someones home - it's warm and welcoming. Loved it. Beauty and attention to detail throughout is exceptional.

- Linda Horst 09/29/12

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Very enjoyable experience. Tea, food, and service were excellent. Will recommend to my friends.

- Jean Wolff 09/14/12

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My visit to The Potted Geranium Tea Room was a delightful experience. I can hardly wait to go again and take others with me to enjoy this lovely place and their warm hospitality. Truly superb in every way.

- Marcilla Heath 08/20/12

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The house is amazing! The decor, antique furniture, and accents are unbelievable. All the china used and displayed is Royal Albert! Of all the tea rooms I've visited, this wins hands-down for ambiance. The waitress and chef are wonderful. My only suggestion is for the owner to be more friendly and gracious.

- Rebecca Smith 08/08/12

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A large variety of whole leaf black, white, and green teas. Variety of food items and 2 tea services. The home is beautiful with an English tradition and one of the best gift shops I have experienced. A must recommend to anyone wanting a great tea room experience.

- Cindy Cain 08/06/12