Royal garden parties

Every summer The Queen hosts garden parties at Buckingham Palace as a way of rewarding and recognising public service.  Approximately 8,000 people, drawn from all walks of life, are nominated to attend each garden party.

The Lord-Lieutenant is invited to make a limited number of nominations who have made a significant contribution within their communities in Cumbria.  It is The Queen's wish that those invited should be drawn from across the county and reflect all its diversity.

If you wish to nominate someone you think has given outstanding service, please request a nomination form (or you can download the file below) and send it to the Lieutenancy Office by 1 November.

It is important to bear in mind that many more people are nominated than there are places available, and therefore success cannot be guaranteed.  The nomination of an individual to the Lord-Lieutenant should therefore remain confidential. If the Lord-Lieutenant is able to include the nomination in her lists, then the office will write direct to the nominee.

For more details, please contact:


Suzannah Walker, Assistant Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 1RD
Tel: 01228 221722        E-mail:

Royal garden parties nomination form (Word 45kb)

Royal garden parties nomination form (PDF 13kb)