Berkshire royal retreat opens to public

The tea house at Frogmore House Credit: Royal Collection Trust

A picturesque house and gardens that is set within Windsor Castle's grounds will open to the public for several days in June and August.

The 17th century Frogmore House and Garden will open on the 3rd, 4th and 5th June as well as annual Charity Garden Open Days on the 16th, 17th and 18th August.

The view across the lake at Frogmore House Credit: Philip Craven

The House became a royal residence in 1792 when George III bought it for his wife, Queen Charlotte, and monarchs since have enjoyed its beautiful location.

Although it is no longer an occupied royal residence it is used a lot by the Royal Family to entertain guests privately.

The Indian Kiosk at the tranquil house Credit: Derry Moore

Victoria, Duchess of Kent, lived at Frogmore for almost 20 years and works by the Duchess and her daughter, Queen Victoria, can be seen on display within the house.

Queen Victoria also visited the house a lot during her long widowhood and watercolours painted by her daughters.

The Mary Moser Room at Frogmore House Credit: Christopher Simon Sykes

Frogmore was designed during Queen Victoria's and was the gardens were then redesigned during Queen Mary's reign and more than 200,000 bulbs were planted to enhance the existing grounds.

Frogmore will open on the 3rd, 4th, 5th June as well as 16th, 17th, 18th August in aid of the National Gardens Scheme, The Leprosy Mission and Parkinson's UK.

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