Published: 09 May 2014
Frogmore House
In June there will be a rare chance to visit a private Royal garden.
A rare opportunity to visit a beautiful landscaped garden set in the magnificent grounds of Windsor Castle is being offered to raise funds for three national charities from 3 to 5 June 2014.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has named the National Gardens Scheme, The Leprosy Mission England and Wales and Parkinson’s UK as recipients of three charity days held at Frogmore House in 2014.  
Built in the 17th century, Frogmore was purchased for George III’s wife, Queen Charlotte, and since 1792 has been a tranquil, country residence for the Royal family.  Although no longer an occupied Royal residence, it is frequently used by the Royal family for private entertaining.  Picnicking at Frogmore is a favourite Royal pastime and visitors are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy in the serene surroundings. 

Frogmore House. Photograph reproduced by kind permission of Royal Collection Trust ©Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014.
Tickets to enter Frogmore garden cost £6 (children under 5 enter for free) and can be purchased in advance directly from the charities or by paying in cash on the gate.  There is a limited availability each day for garden tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, for which tickets, priced at £3, are only available in advance from the charities.   Free parking is available off the Long Walk and refreshments will be on sale.  Opening times on all three days are 10am to 5.15pm, with last entry at 4pm.  Once in the garden, separate tickets can be purchased from the Royal Collection to visit Frogmore House (£6.50 for adults/£5.50 for over 60s and students/ £4.50 for children aged 5 to 16).

Tuesday 3 June - National Gardens Scheme

The National Gardens Scheme raises money for nursing and caring charities including Macmillan Cancer Support and Carers Trust by opening interesting and inspiring gardens to the public.  Call 01483 211535, email or visit

Wednesday 4 June - The Leprosy Mission England and Wales

The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian development organisation transforming and empowering the lives of people affected by leprosy.  Call 01733 370505, email or visit

Thursday 5 June - Parkinson’s UK

Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's. Because of the support offered by Parkinson’s UK, no one has to face Parkinson's alone.  Call 020 7963 9367, email or visit
Reported by Chris Allen  

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