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Highgrove House—Prince Charles’ Private Residence

Highgrove House. Image: The Prince of Wales' Official Website

Highgrove House is the private home of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. It is situated south west of Tetbury in Gloucestershire, England. Since  the Prince of Wales came to Highgrove in 1980, much work has been devoted to improve the gardens around the house to make it as one of “most inspiring and innovative in the United Kingdom.”



More details about Highgrove here.

The House was built between 1796 and 1798. Highgrove and its estate eventually came into possession of one family after another until the Duchy of Cornwall purchased it in 1980 from Maurice Macmillan for a price believed to be between £800,000 and £1,000,000.

Prince Charles was granted lifetime tenancy of Highgrove and started doing extensive works on the estate, which included remodeling the Georgian house with neo-classical additions in 1987.

The duchy manages the estate and the nearby Duchy Home Farm. The property’s extensive gardens welcome over 30,000 visitors every year. The management of both the house and gardens are guided by Prince Charles's environmental principles, which made it the subject of many books and television program. Highgrove is also the prince’s favorite venue for many of his charitable and civic engagements.


The gardens are open to the public on selected days between April – October each year.

Learn more about how you can visit the gardens.

Watch - Highgrove: Alan Meets Prince Charles

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