The Royal Gardens at Highgrove

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Gloucestershire, Homepage | 0 comments

Explore an extraordinary garden at Highgrove, the private residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Located in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, visitors can enjoy guided tours of the gardens between April and October each year, as well as dine in the estate’s Orchard Restaurant.

From the moment you step inside the grounds at Highgrove, you sense that what awaits is a truly unique experience. Not merely another English stately home, this private and highly personal estate offers a unique glimpse into The Prince of Wales’s imagination, a place where his unique passion and creativity has been etched onto the Cotswold landscape forever. In line with his organic principles, the Prince has shaped the land adjoining his house into several exquisite and interlinking gardens, from the wild beauty of the Wildflower Meadow to the dramatic atmosphere of the Stumpery, each garden has been designed to have its own unique character and style.

With one of The Prince of Wales’s expert guides, visitors tour the gardens over two hours, learning the unique stories behind the development of the gardens, as well as discovering Royal anecdotes about family life on the estate. Tours run on selected dates and must be booked in advance.

Helpful facts:
  • All profits from the sale of Highgrove products, garden tours and events are donated to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.
  • When HRH The Prince of Wales bought the house in 1985, the garden consisted of a lawn and a few thorn bushes. In the intervening years, HRH has transformed the land adjoining the house into several exquisite gardens that embody his gardening ideals and organic principles.
  • The Highgrove Estate is managed with strict organic credentials – rain water is harvested and stored; sewage cleaned via reed beds; meadows cultivated to restore the flowers of ancient pastures; and all organic material composted and reused to feed the soil.
  • Highgrove runs five types of tours; Individual Garden Tours, Group Garden Tours, Private Tours, Champagne Tea Tours and Supper Tours. Vouchers can be purchased to give as gifts.
  • Visitors to the estate can dine in the estate’s Orchard Restaurant, where the menu is freshly prepared by the resident chefs.
  • Highgrove is situated in the village of Doughton, Gloucestershire, southwest of Tetbury, off the A433, Bath to Tetbury and Cirencester road.
  • The Highgrove Estate Shop stocks an exclusive collection of home and garden items, as well as plants and Highgrove’s renowned organic food and drink collection.
Ideal for:

 Individuals, groups

Did you know?

Highgrove holds a number of special events throughout the year, including spring workshops and an exclusive Christmas Shopping event.

Top Tip

Consider signing-up to the Highgrove newsletter to be notified when new tour dates are released. The main dates for the year are usually released in February and summer tours can sell out quickly. If you would like to register your interest please sign up via this link.