Despite the forecast rain, Chatsworth welcomed almost 2,000 friends for the annual Friends Garden Party, with Duke and Duchess personally welcoming many as they arrived.
The Friends Garden Party is the time where Chatsworth can celebrate our Friends and thank them for all they contribute towards the upkeep of Chatsworth. Every year the Friends Garden Party is a highlight and this year did not disappoint!
At first it looked like the weather would be kind and the rain would miss the party as the dark clouds blew past. Alas, our luck did not hold out and the English weather lived up to its reputation with a heavy downpour but the bands played on! As a reward for all the good spirits throughout the rain the most magnificent double rainbow emerged.
The fun and dancing continued until 10pm when there was a firework display from the Cascade. As always the Friends of Chatsworth took excellent care of the garden leaving not a scrap of rubbish. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a special evening for our Friends and we hope all our friends had an excellent evening.
We look forward to welcoming you all to next year’s garden party.