Highgrove Gardens, the gardens of HRH the Prince of Wales are open to the public through pre-booked tours between April and mid October. The gardens are just outside the town of Tetbury in the Cotswolds. Tickets for this years tours have just been released.
The Prince of Wales is a keen gardener and since arriving at Highgrove in 1980 he has devoted much time to planning and designing the gardens which include a wild garden, formal gardens and a walled kitchen garden. The gardens form a series of linked areas, each with their own character, which weave their way around the house which is always visible in the distance.
As a champion for organic and sustainable principles, the Prince of Wales has been keen to ensure that the gardens are as self-sufficient as possible, with green waste being recycled and used for mulching material or compost and natural predators encouraged for pest control.
A wild flower meadow has been established with now boasts over 30 different varieties of native plants which creates a rich tapestry of colour and diversity. The gardens are also home to part of the national collection of Beech trees and large leaved Hostas.
To book a tour of Highgrove gardens visit http://www.highgrovegardens.com/booking.html