The Fabulous Summer Tea Party

Join Joanna Lumley by taking up your tea pots and joining in with the Horatio’s Garden Fabulous Summer Tea Party this coming June! We’re asking our supporters to help raise funds that will enable us to continue planting hope for people affected by spinal injury by planning your very own summer tea party on any day you like between the 3rd and the 9th of June.

By baking up a storm and brewing the nation’s favourite beverage you’ll be part of a nationwide charity tea party and, what’s more, we’ll help you get the whole thing organised by supplying a helpful pack that includes:

  • Invitations that you can personalise and hand out to friends and family;
  • A handy ‘How to Hold a Fabulous Tea Party’ guide which includes amazing recipes from Horatio’s Garden volunteers;
  • A pop-up collection box to keep donations safe and organised;
  • Posters to personalise and spread the word about your party.

All the donations made at your tea party will go directly to the Horatio’s Garden charity, enabling us to continue to create and care for beautiful outdoor sanctuaries at NHS spinal injury centres across the United Kingdom. Each of our gardens will naturally be joining in with the fun by hosting a Fabulous Tea Party all of their own for patients, their loved ones, hospital staff and local supporters on the following dates:

  • The Stoke Mandeville Fabulous Summer Tea Party takes place on Tuesday the 4th of June – Tickets Available
  • The Glasgow Fabulous Summer Tea Party takes place on Thursday the 6th of June – Tickets Available
  • The Salisbury Fabulous Summer Tea Party will round off the week of celebrations, taking place on Sunday the 9th of June – Tickets available

If you would like to host a Horatio’s Garden Fabulous Summer Tea Party this June then all you need to do is request a Tea Party Pack from: or fill in the form below – then you too can par-tea with the best of them!

We’ve also got digital versions of the invitation and the poster available to download and print out for yourself, so there’s no limit to the size of Fabulous Tea Party you can arrange! Just click the links below:



And here you can find a handy list of additional fundraising ideas to help you raise even more money at your Fabulous Tea Party…

  • Hold a Plant Sale – Encourage your friends to source a plant from their garden bring it along to your tea party so you can host a little plant sale
  • The no ‘oohs’ or ‘ahhs’ game – No one is allowed to verbally ‘ooh’ or ‘aah’ at the fansatic cakes on offer at your tea party. Anyone who breaks the rules has to donate 50p to your collection box!
  • Bid on the Baker – Pick the best baker among you who’s willing to offer their culinary services for your next big event (for example a milestone birthday or anniversary) – the highest bidder wins
  • Hold a raffle – A classic, simple, and effective fundraiser
  • Flower Show – Each guest brings their very best plant to your tea party and everyone votes on the best in show with donations – whoever wins gets a prize of your choosing!
  • Gardener’s Question Time – If there’s a gardening expert amongst you, or you know an expert who would be willing to pop along to your tea party, then you can ask everyone for a small donation and in return they’ll have their burning horticultural questions answered

Good Luck!



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