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28 July 2019 - 12:00pm
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Come and enjoy the grounds of Cumberland Lodge on Sunday 28 July, at our fundraising Summer Garden Party.

We are offering an afternoon of live music, guided tours of the Lodge, hot food and refreshments from our talented chefs, and outdoor games and activities for one and all.

Everyone is welcome, and all proceeds will help to support our work as a charity that empowers people, through dialogue and debate, to tackle the causes and effects of social division.

Our previous garden party in 2017 celebrated our 70th anniversary as an educational foundation, and more than 400 people attended.

Food and drink

Our chefs will be on hand to serve up a sizzling BBQ and summer desserts on the lawn from midday onwards, and there will be a Pimm's tent, bar and tea tent. Your ticket will include an item from the BBQ!

Lodge tours

We will also be offering free, short tours of the Lodge throughout the afternoon, led by members of our staff, covering almost four centuries of history, our art collection, and our charitable work since 1947.


There will be music from clarinet ensemble No Strings Attached, and the Blue Sky Big Band will be getting us into the swing of things.

We will also be providing  children's entertainment,  a raffle, and the chance to take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the grounds or into the Great Park, with Windsor Carriages.

Please note that carriage rides must be booked in advance, here.


We are grateful to our Garden Party sponsors, Bonham Property Services and Knight Frank.

Please purchase your tickets here, via Eventbrite, or follow the 'Register now' button on this webpage.

Tickets include an item of food from the BBQ. Under 3s are free of charge.


Please contact Emma Albery, our Friends, Alumni and Outreach Officer, at or call 01784 497790 with any enquiries.

*Please note that this event will proceed whatever the weather, so please come prepared with rain or sun protection. No refunds will be made in the event of inclement weather. Tickets cannot be refunded beyond 12 July 2019.*

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