Frogmore House is a royal property set in the Home Park behind Windsor Castle. The house dates from 1680, and was added to over the years. In 1792 the house was purchased by George III for Queen Charlotte, who planted many unusual botanical specimens in the garden. The house was said to be a favourite of Queen Victoria, King George V and Queen Mary. A more detailed history can be found at the Official Royal Website - Frogmore House page.
Next to the house is the Royal Mausoleum, built by Queen Victoria, and in which she and her husband Prince Albert are buried.
Frogmore House and the Mausoleum are open to the public on special days only, during May and August for individual visitors, and during August and September for organised groups.
For details see the Official Royal Website - visitors information page.
Alternatively see this page of lovely photos:
On Thursday 16th May 2013, by gracious permission of Her Majesty the Queen, Frogmore House Garden will be open to the public. Blind Veterans UK has been kindly chosen to be the benefitting charity for this event.
Blind Veterans UK, formerly St Dunstan’s, believe no one who’s served our country should battle blindness alone. We provide vision impaired veterans with access to the finest quality services to help them discover life beyond sight loss. This includes the provision of lifelong welfare support, rehabilitation, training, long term nursing as well as residential and respite care.
Therefore, all proceeds for the Garden tickets will raise vital funds that will allow us to keep providing the invaluable services to benefit blind ex-Service men and women.
Tickets for the Garden are £5.50. Guided tours of the garden are available, with limited places, and will cost and extra £3.00. Tickets are also available to purchase on the day but will be a little extra in price.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/frogmoregarden.