Prince Charles shares rare glimpse inside blossoming gardens of country retreat Highgrove House

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Prince Charles has shared a rare glimpse of the beautiful gardens at Highgrove House.

The official Clarence House Instagram revealed a sneak peek of the blossoming developments in The Highgrove Gardens which cover 15 acres in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.

Ahead of National Gardening Week, a gorgeous snap of the apple arch covered in blossom was shared to the Instagram page.

The apples are “some of the oldest and rarest in the country”, according to The Highgrove Gardens Instagram, with a staggering three tonnes picked last year to press into delicious organic juice.

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Meanwhile a second picture shows the hedgerows full of buds in the sprawling gardens alongside manicured box trees and beautiful terracotta pots.

We can also see that the Prince of Wales is keen to attract a wealth of habitats for butterflies and bees with plots of the garden purposely left to grow wild.

Another image shows shrubs in full bloom with a deep red and pink flower to add a splash of colour to the luscious green surroundings.

Captioning the collection of pictures, the Clarence House Instagram read: “The blossom on the apple arch in @HighgroveGarden’s Kitchen Garden looks glorious in the Spring months.

“During this time of year, flowers also bloom in the Arboretum and Lily Pool Garden.”

Highgrove House is the private residence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Prince Charles bought the nine-bedroom and six-bathroom property in 1980 and lived in the house with the late Princess Diana and their sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.


The Royal Gardens at Highgrove are set to re-open to the public on June 23 with tours including champagne and tea along with group visits.

Highgrove was built between 1796 and 1798 and features a neo-classical style. The home was the residence of Maurice Macmillan, son of Harold Macmillan, the British Prime Minister in the 1950s and early 1960s.

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