Frogmore House Windsor Estate and Gardens was built in 1680 and bought by King George III as a holiday home for Queen Charlotte in 1782. It is a private garden within the grounds of the Private Royal Home Park which adjoins Windsor Castle. Here the Mausoleum containing the tombs of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert can be found, along with that of the Duchess of Kent, and the burial place of Queen Victoria’s Mother.
The 17th Century Frogmore House Windsor can also be found on the Estate, it is a Grade I listed building, and homed many Royal residents over time, including Queen Charlotte, Princess Augusta, the Duchess of Kent. Later Princess Helena (Daughter of Queen Victoria) lived here with her husband. in the early 1900’s King George V and Queen Mary were also said to be frequent residents.
The house has eighteen bedrooms, and the gardens extend to thirty three acres. It is no longer used for Royal residence, but sometimes used for official royal receptions. The House and Gardens are usually open only once a year.
Next Opening days:
On Thursday 16th May, by gracious permission of Her Majesty the Queen, Frogmore House Windsor Garden will be open to the public. Blind Veterans UK has been kindly chosen to be the benefitting charity for this event.
Blind Veterans UK, formerly St Dunstan’s, believe no one who’s served our country should battle blindness alone. They provide vision impaired veterans with access to the finest quality services to help them discover life beyond sight loss. This includes the provision of lifelong welfare support, rehabilitation, training, long term nursing as well as residential and respite care.
Therefore, all proceeds for the Garden tickets will raise vital funds that will allow them to keep providing the invaluable services to benefit blind ex-Service men and women.
Tickets for the Garden are £5.50. Under 5’s can visit free of charge. Guided tours of the garden are available, with limited places, and will cost and extra £3.00. Tickets are also available to purchase on the day but will be a little extra in price.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit http://www.blindveterans.org.
The Frogmore House Windsor Garden will be open from 10am-5.30pm (last admission 4pm).