Bucks County Designer House Gardens

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014

Be a part of the excitement and tour Serendipity Farm, a 245-year-old farmhouse nestled on nine serene acres. See how an experienced team of design experts transformed this home, cottage, barn and grounds from April 27 - May 31.

It's much more than a beautiful home. The 39th Bucks County Designer House & Gardens includes a variety of events and opportunities to learn, relax, spend time with family and friends – the list goes on!

No matter which activities you choose, you'll be helping a most worthy cause – Doylestown Hospital and the mission of the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA). The Designer House is the largest fundraiser of the VIA and directly benefits the hospital, its patients and their families.

First Up – The Grounds, Serendipity Farm

The history of Doylestown's Serendipity Farm dates back to records from 1775 for the land and about 1784 for the main house. Through the years it has passed through generations of families that raised children in the idyllic setting that includes a farmhouse, cozy cottage and pond. There is a grand barn and a pool, accented by lush gardens.

Some of the area's finest designers and landscapers have eagerly been preparing the house for tours, which start on April 27 and continue through May 31. Dedicate around two hours to enjoy all Serendipity Farm has to offer; including four unique boutiques featuring everything from artwork to garden furniture to equestrian-themed items. After the tour relax by the pool and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Water's Edge Café.

Calendar of Events

The Designer House committee of the VIA has organized an unprecedented number of special events for this year's House & Gardens.

Fashion Show

If fashion is your passion, you'll want to take in one of two fashion shows on May 8 or May 9 at the Doylestown Country Club. Enjoy the latest trends from Chico's, Frox, Lace Silhouettes, and more. The event includes a delectable meal and tour tickets to the Designer House.

FashionShow at Doylestown Country Club
Thursday, May 8 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Friday, May 9 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
$45 per person; includes House Tour ticket

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

Show mom you care by celebrating her at the Mother's Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 11 at Serendipity Farm. Enjoy a champagne or mimosa toast and a gourmet four-course meal. You'll be able to purchase reduced price tickets to tour Serendipity Farm.

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

Sunday, May 11 | Seatings at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm

Learn From the Experts at the Education Seminars

The Designer House has planned more than 25 different seminars on a variety of topics. Experts will share their design secrets on fabrics, faux finishes and fine art. Discover your inner designer by learning from the experts!

Health Seminars

Doylestown Hospital physicians will present on health topics that include hip and knee arthritis, breast cancer prevention and new minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Interact with these Doylestown physicians and learn what your community hospital has to offer.

Breast Cancer Prevention – Empowering Our Community Donna Angotti MD, Doylestown Hospital

Thursday, May 8 – 2 pm

The Management of Hip and Knee Arthritis Charles Burrows, MD, Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists

Tuesday, May 13 – 11 am

New Surgical Techniques Brian Pellini MD, VIAA Surgical Associates

Tuesday, May 20 – 2 pm

Health Fair

On Saturday, May 17 from 10 am to 2 pm Serendipity Farm will be the host site for Doylestown Hospital's Community Health Fair. At this free event, open to the public, you can take part in free health screenings, pick up free wellness information and talk to Doylestown Hospital experts about you and your family's health. The event also offers children's crafts, games and brief child watch sessions if you decide to tour the Designer House.

Doylestown Hospital Community Health Fair

Saturday, May 17 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Preview Gala and VIP Champagne Reception

The Evening of Elegance Preview Gala & VIP Champagne Reception on Saturday, April 26 is one of the best parties in Bucks County. During the gala, guests can dance to the music of the Chatterband and enjoy culinary creations of chef Bert Proulx of Crystal Rose Catering.

Preview Gala and VIP Champagne Reception

Saturday, April 26 | 7:00 – 10:00 pm

$150 per person

VIP Champagne Reception tickets also available

A Sure Sign of Success

The VIA held the first Bucks County Designer House at Wheelbarrow Hill in Holicong in 1971 and came together by an entourage of dedicated volunteers. Since then, the Designer House has been and continues to benefit and provide proceeds to Doylestown Hospital.

The Designer House has provided proceeds to help construct the new Emergency Department, enhancements to the Heart Institute and upgrades to mammography equipment. In 2011, the VIA pledged $1 million for the renovations of the VIA Maternity Center, which were completed in the fall of 2013.

Attendance to the Designer House, whether it be enjoying the gala, learn something new at a seminar, or just relax in a beautiful setting with friends, helps Doylestown Hospital meet the needs of your community.

Visit the Bucks County Designer House website for more information including tickets, hours, seminars, parking, boutiques and more or call 215-345-2191.

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