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July 13

Complement your visit to Billings Estate National Historic Site with Tea on the Lawn. Enjoy tea and freshly baked goods alongside our beautiful gardens. Heritage staff are happy to highlight the unique history of the estate, making Tea on the Lawn a memorable addition to your museum experience.

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays from May 15, 2024 through September 1, 2024.
Seatings available at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.
Reservations are required.

When offered, seasonal or themed tea events are listed under “Programs and special events.”

2024 menu and prices

  • Three-tier service for one: $18.32 plus tax
    Pot of tea; finger sandwiches; scone with butter and jam; desserts. Admission to the museum for one visitor is included.

    • Substitute gluten-free options: $3 plus tax
    • Add Devon cream: $3 plus tax
  • Cream Tea: $5.53 plus tax
    Pot of tea; scone with jam and Devon cream.

    • Substitute gluten-free options: $1 plus tax


Reservations are required. Request your reservation online. Reservation requests should be made no later than 4 pm on the Sunday prior to your desired visit.

Please note that submitting a reservation request does not mean your booking is confirmed. A staff person will follow up with you by phone to confirm your reservation. Reservations are filled in the order requests are received.

If you require assistance with your Tea on the Lawn reservation, please email or call 613-580-2088 ext. 35258.

Additional notes

  • Large groups: Reservations for 10 or more guests must be confirmed by the team room coordinator (call 613-580-2088 ext. 35258). Large groups will be divided between tables that seat four or six guests. To keep pathways clear, tables cannot be pushed together.
  • Allergies: We make all reasonable efforts to meet allergy and dietary restrictions (as indicated at the time of reservation; same-day requests cannot be accommodated). However, we cannot guarantee an environment that is free of all risk of allergen cross-contamination. Alternative menu options may vary with the available of ingredients.
  • Accessibility: Tea on the Lawn is served outside under an open-sided tent with a stone floor which may be rough or uneven for guests using mobility devices. A passenger drop-off and pick-up zone is available in front of the museum entrance. If you have questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please inform staff at the time of reservation or contact the museum by email at Additional information about accessibility can be found on the museum webpage.
  • Weather: In the event of inclement weather, Tea on the Lawn service may be moved inside the museum. In the rare case that severe weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances necessitate the cancellation of a Tea on the Lawn service, all guests with reservations will be contacted directly with further information.


July 13


Billings Estate National Historic Site
2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1 Canada
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