Just outside London sits Windsor Castle, and within its grounds is Frogmore House, which is only open to the public on a few days of each year.
Built in the 17th century, Frogmore became a royal residence in 1792 when George III purchased it for his wife, Queen Charlotte. Since then successive monarchs have enjoyed the tranquil surroundings and delightful interiors.
Although no longer an occupied royal residence, it is frequently used today by the Royal Family for private entertaining.
The gardens at Frogmore House were first laid out for Queen Charlotte in the 1790s based on a model ‘picturesque’ landscape. The design and planting schemes seen today incorporate additions made during the reigns of Queen Victoria and Queen Mary. Trees and shrubs, presented on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, have been subsequently added.
Today, visitors can enjoy garden walks and views of Queen Victoria’s Tea House, the white-marble Indian Kiosk, and the 18th-century lake.
This year, Frogmore House Garden will be open on Tues/Wed/Thur 6th-8th June. Tickets to visit Frogmore House cost £6.50, or £9.50 for tours.
To book tickets, go here.
All those days are mid-week. They don’t have any weekend openings.
If you can muster up a group of 15 people and a bus, then they will also be open for tours in August.