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The Honeysuckle Tea House is referred to as a tree house in the sky.  Built on shipping containers and other repurposed materials, the Tea House is an open-air farm stand. Sitting in the Tea House you can see our herb gardens, playground (for kids of all ages...), hammocks garden, mandala garden and farm fields.  Even in the heat of summer, the tea house provides ample shade and a cooling breeze.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Closed Until Spring 2019

 

LOCATION

8871 Pickards Meadow Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

 
 

HISTORY

The Honeysuckle is an aggregation of efforts, by many people, over many years.  The namesake of our larger effort comes from the Honeysuckle Tea House, which was founded by Tim and Megan Toben, and a large community of slow growth social impact investors, in 2013 (you can still see their names listed to the right and left of the entrance to the Honeysuckle Tea House).  The unique design of the Tea House was envisioned and developed by local community builder, Giles Blunden. When the Tea House was founded, the extensive plantings of elderberry, blueberry, blackberry, teas and herbs on the adjacent farmland were established.

Over the past five years since the Honeysuckle Tea House was established, its ownership has changed, yet it has consistently been owned and managed by social impact investors who had a deep love for the mission and potential for the Tea House.

At the end of 2018, The Honeysuckle Tea House turned the corner on becoming a truly community owned operation, with Unique Places To Save, a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, purchasing a 50% interest in the Tea House.