Frogmore House and Gardens Open Day - Prisoners' Education Trust

7 Jun 2018

Location: Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JG, United Kingdom

Join us for what is going to be a fantastic day, click here to sign up.

Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as one of three charities to benefit from the annual garden open days at Frogmore House and Garden, Windsor, on Thursday 7th June. Formerly a royal residence and set within Windsor Castle's private Home Park, Frogmore House and Garden welcomes visitors for three days every summer, with all proceeds going to the chosen charities.

The gardens at Frogmore House have been an enduring attraction for monarchs and their families since the house was bought for Queen Charlotte by her husband George III. The historic plantings, including tulip trees and redwoods, along with Queen Victoria’s Tea House, remain key features of the garden today.

Frogmore's garden and lake are largely the creation of Queen Charlotte, the house's first royal resident. The Queen had a passionate interest in botany and introduced over 4,000 trees and shrubs to create a picturesque landscape. In the last century, the garden was redesigned by Queen Mary and enhanced for Her Majesty The Queen's Silver Jubilee.

Join us for what is sure to be a fantastic day at the tranquil Frogmore gardens, about a mile from Windsor Castle. Frogmore House has been used as a royal retreat for more than 300 years, and although no longer a royal residence, is frequently used by the Royal Family for private entertaining. 

To sign up for this event, simply complete the Eventbrite form here.

 

Event Information

Entry is from 10am – 5.30pm; with last admission at 4pm. Access to the gardens is located via the Long Walk from Park Street, Windsor.

Refreshments will be available for purchase on the day (cash only).  Families are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds.

Gardens:             £6.70, children under 5 free

The garden is partially wheelchair accessible but there are gravel paths which visitors may find challenging.

House:                  Adults: £7.00; Over 60s and students: £6.00; Children (ages 5 – 16): £5.00

Frogmore House will be open, but tickets are not available in advance. They can be purchased on the day from Royal Collection Trust staff (cash/cheque only).  Please visit www.royalcollection.org.uk for further information.

Please note the Royal Mausoleum is not open to the public.

For the charity open day there is a free car park accessed via Park Street in Windsor, SL4 1LB which leads onto The Long Walk. Please follow the signage, which will direct traffic on the day. Once you reach the Long Walk, there will be wardens there to guide you.

Onsite parking is free but limited, and should we reach the full capacity of cars parked in Frogmore Car Park we will put signs up stating this and visitors will be directed to car parks in town, with Victoria Street Car Park being the nearest https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/directory_record/9960/victoria_street

Visitors can also use the Romney Lock https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/directory_record/9956/romney_lock and King Edward VII https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/directory_record/9950/king_edward_vii car parks and use the "park and   ride" scheme to drop off at Park Street, subsequently making their way on foot to Long Walk Gate. 

There is also a map with the car parks clearly marked:

https://www.windsor.gov.uk/dbimgs/Windsor%20Map%202018.pdf

There will be disabled parking available on Sports Ground but again, limited.

Coaches are no longer allowed to use Park Street to access Frogmore and should therefore make their way to Alexandra Coach park and drop their passengers off there. Please be aware that it will take approx. 20 minutes to walk to Frogmore  House and Gardens from there.

You will receive your special ticket/s by post after purchase. These must be brought along on the day. Email confirmations will not be accepted. Tickets are not required for children under 5.

Should you have any enquiries regarding this event, please click on our FAQ’s here or contact Anthony Knight, anthony@prisonerseducation.org.uk.