Buy a ticket to experience beds full of wildflowers, spring bulbs, and herbs in a classical English garden.

By Jenny Krane
March 14, 2019

Daffodils, snowdrops, and crocuses create patches of spring color among classical English garden elements like topiaries, fountains, and ruins. Prince Charles is a known nature-lover, so it’s no surprise that he has stunning gardens. Lucky for fellow nature-lovers, you can now visit the gardens at Highgrove, the private estate of Prince Charles of Wales and Duchess Camilla of Cornwall.

Charles has been living in the beautiful Estate since the 1980s. Some highlights you will find on the grounds are a Victorian woodland garden, a cottage garden full of bulbs (and co-designed by the Prince of Wales himself), and a wildflower meadow in front of the house.

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One garden we're particularly excited about (and want to smell) is the Thyme Walk, which features over twenty varieties of thyme mixed with oregano plants and primroses. Among the herbs and flowers are whimsical, trimmed golden yew topiaries. It looks like a scene out of Alice in Wonderland.

It's only fitting that you finish your royal garden tour with a cup of English tea. Buy a ticket for a champagne tea tour to enjoy traditional afternoon tea (with a glass of Highgrove champagne, too!) after your tour. We call dibs on the finger sandwiches.

The best part of visiting the garden is knowing that all profits from Highgrove go to The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation, which issues small grants to support community-based projects in the U.K. You'll be doing good while also having a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a royal garden.


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