English-Speaking Union Annual Garden Party and Celebration of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

Saturday, May 6, 2023
4:00pm – 7:00pm

The Highlands Mansion and Gardens
7001 Sheaff Ln
Fort Washington, PA 19034


The English-Speaking Union (ESU) Garden Party is an annual tradition that has served as our major fundraiser for the Philadelphia Branch for over 50 years. This unique event includes a Scottish Piper and Drummer, champagne service from a vintage Rolls Royce, coronation items from George V to Charles III in our auction and sumptuous food and libations all evening long. Oliver St. Clair Franklin, CBE, is His Majesty’s Honorary Consul to Philadelphia and he will be a featured guest! The Celebration will be at The Highlands Mansion and Gardens in Fort Washington, PA.

Regular Ticket: $125
Benefactor Ticket: $200

For ticket purchase, please contact Judith Francis at or fill out the form below.

2023 ESU Garden Party Reply Form

An explanation regarding the invitation design is after the death on 6 February 1952 of King George VI, Prince Charles’s grandfather, his mother was proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles became heir apparent with the title of Duke of Cornwall and six titles in the Scottish peerage. The Coronation ceremony took place on 2 June the following year. The 4-year-old Prince Charles received his own specially illustrated invitation.

What To Expect

Photo credit: The Royal Collection Trust


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