A picnic experience is the perfect way to enjoy the magnificence of the M.B.T. Semans Gardens at Duke Mansion. Stroll the gardens surrounded by majestic and historic trees, year-round blooms, and settle in with a custom-crafted picnic as you soak in the splendor of four and a half acres of magnificent gardens. Find a quiet nook to relax, watch pollinators in action, sip your wine and savor the creations of our Chef. The picnic experience is available any day of the week, one week’s notice is required.

*Please bring your own blanket. The picnic basket must be returned after use.

Experience includes:

  • Lunch for two guests
  • A bottle of our featured local wine or our house Champagne

$50 plus taxes and charges and the cost of any available guestroom

$95 plus taxes and charges without guestroom


Choose from the following baskets.

Sandwiches & Such

Grilled Chicken & Avocado Wrap
Boursin Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Spinach Wrap

Vegetable Orzo Salad
Cucumber, Feta

Seasonal Fruit

Peach Crumble

Mango Iced Tea

Southern Antipasto

Tuscan White Bean with Crostini

Charcuterie Box
Salami, Andouille, Crème de Brie

Peach & Blueberry Jam

Assorted Crackers

Lemon Bar

Strawberry Lemonade

Southern Salads

Garden Greens Salad
Cucumber, Tomato, Carrot, Spiced Pecans, White Cheddar, Citrus Vinaigrette

Herbed Quinoa Sweet Corn & Pepper Caramelized Onion Dressing

Pimento Cheese Spread Crackers

Lemon Pound Cake

Raspberry Iced Tea

Just Desserts

Raspberry Caramel Croissant

Oreo Cheesecake

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Praline Bar

Mixed Berry Tart

Blackberry Agua Fresca

Wine, Champagne & Sparkling

Angeline Chardonnay

Angeline Sauvignon Blanc

Angeline Cabernet Sauvignon

Angeline Pinot Noir

Simonet Blanc de Blanc
N/V France

Vallformosa Rose Brut
Cava Spain

Martin Ray Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast

Fournier Pere & Fils Sauvignon Blanc

Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

Pedroncelli Pinot Noir
Sonoma County

Graham Beck Brut
N/V South Africa

Domaine Chandon Rose Brut

Additional Items

Elliston Wool Picnic Blanket with Duke Mansion Engraved on Leather Straps

Violinist to Play up to 1 Hour