The Royal Gardens at Highgrove
Over 35 years in the making, the organic gardens at Highgrove are some of the most creatively inspiring and innovative gardens to visit in the UK. These private gardens of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall demonstrate The Prince of Wales' belief in sustainable methods, encouraging both plants and wildlife to thrive in a very natural environment.
Weaving around the house, each garden in this interlinked series has its own distinct character and style, from the lush, otherworldly appearance of the Stumpery, dotted with beautiful structures and unique sculptures, to a wildflower meadow teeming with life and a Kitchen Garden abundant with produce.
Apart from the many favoured and rare varieties of flowers, trees, fruits and vegetables, Highgrove is also home to part of the National Collection of Beech trees and large leaved Hostas. Visiting the Gardens provides an insight into the imagination of HRH The Prince of Wales who in directing the skills of many craftsmen and artists has created a garden of wonder and surprise.
Opening Times: April – October 2016. Weekdays and occasional weekends for pre-booked visitors.
Admission Rates: Adults £25.00. Groups of up to 26 – discounted rate of £600
Facilities: Shop, Plants Sales and Orchard Restaurant, Bookings for Lunch and Afternoon Tea for Groups are recommended.
Disabled Access: Yes.
Toilets on Site: Yes.
Car/Coach Parking: Yes.
Guided Tours: Yes (booking required).
Length of Visit: Allow 3.5 hours to visit for 2 hour guided garden tour.
Booking Contact: The Garden Tours Administrator,
Highgrove, Doughton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Telephone No: 0303 123 7310
Location: Refer to website for details.