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Frogmore House and Garden to reopen for charity days this summer

Release date: Thursday 16 June 2022

For the first time since 2019, Frogmore House and Garden, the charming royal retreat set within Windsor Castle's magnificent Home Park, will open to the public for three days as part of the annual charity garden open days.

The three charities that will benefit from the proceeds of the open days in Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year are the National Garden Scheme on 30 August, Mothers’ Union on 31 August, and Guide Dogs on 1 September.

Built in the 17th century, Frogmore House became a royal residence in 1792 when it was purchased by Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III. Since then, successive monarchs have enjoyed the tranquil surroundings and delightful interiors. Although it is no longer an occupied royal residence, Frogmore House is frequently used by the Royal Family for private entertaining.

The 35-acre gardens at Frogmore House have been an enduring attraction for monarchs and their families since the house was first purchased. Laid out for Queen Charlotte in the 1790s, they are based on a model 'picturesque' landscape, with winding lakes, wooded mounds, glades, walks and bridges. In 1867 Queen Victoria wrote, 'this dear lovely garden…all is peace and quiet and you only hear the hum of the bees, the singing of the birds.'  

The design and planting scheme of the gardens today incorporates additions made under the direction of Queen Victoria and Queen Mary, as well as a number of trees and shrubs added to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977. Today, visitors can enjoy gentle garden walks and views of Queen Victoria's Tea House and the 18th-century lake.

Tickets for the garden can be obtained directly from the charities involved, either in advance via the links below or by paying in cash at the gate. Garden tickets cost £10.00 (under-fives enter for free).

Tuesday, 30 August – The National Garden scheme

Wednesday, 31 August – Mothers’ Union

Thursday, 1 September – Guide Dogs

Once inside the garden, a limited number of separate timed tickets can be purchased in cash from Royal Collection Trust to visit Frogmore House. Tickets for Frogmore House cost £10.00 (under-fives enter for free).

Refreshments will be available to purchase in cash within the grounds, and visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.