A highlight of each year is our invitation from the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire to their garden party in the garden of beautiful Chatsworth House.
A very informal affair where friends gather to listen to music, eat too much and drink too much, usually accompanied by torrential rain and black skies.
Well this year was delightful, with a warm evening and almost too much light for the firework display. We were the last to leave !!!
Chatsworth House is a large country house in Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England 3½ miles northeast of Bakewell. It is the seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, and has been home to their family, the Cavendish family, since Bess of Hardwick settled at Chatsworth in 1549.
Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth looks across to the low hills that divide the Derwent and Wye valleys. The house is set in expansive parkland, and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland. Chatsworth’s garden is one of the most famous in England. The house contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculpture, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom’s favourite country house several times.