Highgrove Royal Gardens Tour
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove Tour, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire
A 2 hour walking tour of about 2 miles.
As part of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's private residence, The Royal Gardens at Highgrove are opened annually for visitors to share in their enjoyment of this much-loved inspirational setting. Created with imagination and passion by the Prince over the last 35 years, the series of interlinked organic gardens reflect his deep commitment to sustainability, as well as a natural artistic ability. As an important haven for a rich variety of flora and fauna, the gardens have been developed to not only please the eye, but sit in succinct harmony with nature.
You can experience the gardens' seasonal highlights between April and October each year, and discover how the Prince has transformed a landscape which was once merely lawn into an ever-changing canvas of magnificent garden scenes. From the classic order of the Cottage Garden to the pastoral beauty of the Wildflower Meadow, discover these unique spaces, along with hidden curios and horticultural innovations, on a tour that offers a personal perspective of this much-admired public figure.
One of my great joys is to see the pleasure that the garden can bring to many of the visitors and that everybody seems to find some part of it that is special to them. HRH The Prince of Wales.
Join one of The Prince's expert guides on a two-hour tour through the extraordinary series of gardens including The Stumpery, the stunning Wildflower Meadow and the impressive Kitchen Garden. Each a highly personal and inspiring reflection of the interests and enthusiasms of His Royal Highness. All garden tours are led by one of His Royal Highness's garden guides. Visitors with walking difficulties should be aware that garden routes and unmade with bumpy and uneven surfaces. We suggest you wear stout shoes or wellington boots and suitable clothing as the tours continue during wet weather.
Please allow up to a total of 3½ hours for your visit - to include time for refreshments in the Orchard Restaurant and visiting the Highgrove Estate shop should you wish to do so - only available after your tour.
All visitors must bring some form of photographic identification with them - ideally a passport, driving licence, or bus pass (alternatively two utility bills) which will need to be presented at security with their admittance ticket.
Mobile phones are not permitted to be used anywhere on the Estate.
No photography, binoculars or any form of recording equipment are allowed on the Estate.
All profits from garden tours, The Orchard Restaurant and Highgrove Shop are donated to The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.