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17th - 19th May; Charity Days - NGS, Thrive and Family Friends in Windsor & M'head
House & Gardens: 6th - 8th August; 10am - 5.30pm (Last admissions 4pm)
Mausoleum closed during 2010 for conservation.
Private Tours: 2ndAug - 29th Sept; Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat; 10am - 5pm; Tours at 10, 11.15, 12.30, 13.45 & 1500; lasts 1 hour 30mins. + Drinks reception (30 mins)
Coaches Drop-off by prior arrangement
Guided tours for pre-booked coach groups of 15+: 2nd Aug - 29th Sept; Tues, Wed & Thurs. see own website for more info.
18th - 20th May, and 28th - 30th August
Charity Days, May: Garden, Adult £5; Over 60s/Student £5; House: Adult £5.50; Over 60s/Student £4.50; Under 17 £3.50
Aug: Adult £7.50; Over 60s/Student £6.50; Under 17 £5.50
Private tour: £25 pp; Min. number 15 (or £375) - max 36.
Disabled allowed in garden but not in house. The shop is only open in May. Teas and light refreshments are also only in May.
Within the gardens stands Frogmore House and Mausoleum.
Oakley Court, Windsor Castle Hotel, Sir Christopher Wren's Hotel
Oak Leaf at Oakley Court Hotel Antico, Eton Rose & Crown, Windsor Forest, Winkfield
Ye Harte & Garter Hotel
Windsor Castle Eton College
Sweeping lawns, a serpentine water course and wonderful mature exotic trees make up Frogmore Gardens today. These features are a legacy of works carried out in the 18th and 19th centuries, primarily under Royal patonage. Frogmore House has enjoyed Royal occupancy since Queen Charlotte resided here from the 1790's and the gardens have reflected the prevailing tastes of the day.
Recent plantings have concentrated on adding spring interest to the gardens to coincide with the Easter Court at Windsor. Japanese cherries strongly feature, as do daffodils. Sympathetic management of the less formal grass areas have allowed spring wild flowers, such as primroses, to prosper.
Statuesque forest trees are one of the splendours of Frogmore. Amongst the more notable are giant specimens of Wallich pine, redwood, incense cedar and tulip tree. Careful planting continues today with the purpose of conserving the characteristic treescape.
The present house has developed from a building first raised by William Aldworth Price in the late 17th century, though this is believed to have been on the site of an earlier dwelling. The present Mansion is the result of the work of James Wyatt who was commissioned by Queen Charlotte to extend and embellish Aldworth's original building.
Queen Charlotte was equally active in the grounds of Frogmore House. William Price was requested to add water and greater interest to the gardens and it was he who constructed the lake and added the banks using spoil from the excavations.
The house was occupied in turn by Queen Charlotte's daughter, Princess Augusta and the Duchess of Kent, the mother of Queen Victoria. It was during Victorian times that the majority of the exotic trees were planted at Frogmore and many of the ornamental buildings were added to the landscape including the Indian Kiosk and Tea House.
A degree of neglect followed the death of the Duchess of Kent and no work of any substance was undertaken in the gardens until the residency of Queen Mary. However a good deal of clearance was undertaken then and many new plantings made. Indeed the structure of the garden we see today dates from this time.