Join us for a day at Highgrove


We are delighted to offer readers the chance to enjoy a guided two-hour tour of the Royal Garden at Highgrove – followed by Highgrove Champagne on the terrace and a delicious seasonal two-course lunch, or an English afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne, all freshly prepared by the talented Orchard Restaurant chefs. In addition, all guests will receive a Highgrove gift and guidebook.


Your tour will be escorted by one of HRH The Prince of Wales’s expert guides. Over 37 years in the making, the garden unfolds in a series of highly personal and inspiring tableaux, each one reflecting the Prince’s interests, and has kindly been opened by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for others to enjoy.


The Oak Pavilion at Highgrove 
The Oak Pavilion at Highgrove

Your visit also includes a talk and demonstration by Caroline Tatham and Kate Durr, award-winning garden designers from the Cotswold Gardening School. Caroline and Kate will explain the art of creating a successful planting scheme, including the use of colour, shape and texture. Taking inspiration from the garden you will have just experienced, you will gain an understanding of how to re-create some of the stunning planting schemes at home.


Exclusive plant collections will be available to buy in the Highgrove Estate shop and Caroline and Kate will be on hand to answer any design and planting questions and help you select the right plants for your space.


The Apple Tunnel
The Apple Tunnel is swathed in ripening fruit
The Carpet Garden
The Carpet Garden was inspired by a sketch by Prince Charles, based on a Turkish carpet in the house



DATE: Thursday 7 September 2017




– LUNCH Arrive at Highgrove at 10am for a two-hour garden tour, Champagne on the terrace, two-course lunch with a glass of wine and coffee in the Orchard Restaurant, and a talk and demonstration by Caroline Tatham and Kate Durr. Guests depart at 3pm.


– AFTERNOON TEA Arrive at Highgrove at 2pm for a two-hour garden tour, then a tiered afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne in the Orchard Restaurant, followed by a talk and demonstration by Caroline Tatham and Kate Durr. Guests depart at 6pm.


– Guests will make their own way to and from Highgrove.



If you would like to attend this special event, visit or call 0333 222 4555 (calls are charged at local rates) between 10am and 4pm today or 9am to 5pm on weekdays, with your credit card to hand. Tickets cost £105 per person for the lunch tour and £75 per person for the afternoon tea tour (plus a £1.75 booking fee). Readers may buy up to four tickets. There are limited places available and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.



Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. YOU reserves the right to change any element of an event due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control. By attending the event you agree to be photographed and waive all rights, including moral rights, in any photography. Full details will be sent with a confirmation letter. Profits from the sale of Highgrove products, events and Garden Tours are donated to the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.