Friends garden party

1 July 2016

Garden gates open at 6.45pm
Music begins at 7pm
Firework finale at 10pm

This special event is exclusively for Friends of Chatsworth. Find out more about becoming a Friend of Chatsworth.

Gather your friends and family, prepare your picnics and join us for our annual Friends summer garden party. Enjoy musical delights from a jazz band and brass band, and our younger Friends can be entertained by a children's entertainer and face painter. Flora's Temple Tea Shop and the Orangery Shop will be open until 9pm and 8pm respectively.

Important travel information

We have been informed that the A619 to the east of Baslow (from the Robin Hood Inn) to Chesterfield will be closed from 7pm tomorrow evening until 6am on Saturday morning. This may cause problems for visitors traveling to and/or from the Friends Garden Party. Please be aware that there will be a signposted diversion is from Chesterfield to Matlock, then Matlock to Rowsley.

How to book

All Friends are invited and are able to purchase additional tickets for up to six guests. Gold Friends may apply for a free ticket for each member, Silver Friends may purchase tickets at £10 per person or £5 for children. Please email with your name and membership number if you require an order form. Tickets will posted out in batches closer to the event Book early to avoid disappointment.

Picnic bags

Picnics are available for purchase in advance below. Please note that you will still need to order garden party tickets separately as outlined above. Picnics ordered will be available for pick-up on the night with proof of purchase.

Standard picnic - £17.50 per person

  • Homemade dainty afternoon tea sandwiches
  • Antipasti selection to include - mixed olives, marinated artichokes, semi-dried tomatoes, hummus and crudités, Parma ham and chorizo sausage and mixed baby leaf salad (vegetarian option to include Manchego cheese and quince jelly)
  • Goat's cheese and caramelized red onion tartlet
  • Baked lemon cheesecake with fresh strawberries

White wine picnic - £22.50 per person
Standard picnic with a mini bottle of white wine

Champagne picnic - £27.50 per person
Standard picnic with a mini bottle of champagne

The event will go ahead even in wet weather. Please bring your own rugs, chairs and a picnic as seating is not provided. Barbeques and gazebos are not permitted.