Prince Charles Shows Us Around Highgrove House

Prince Charles Shows Us Around Highgrove House

It’s dramatic, fragrant and magical. Highgrove House, the country home of Prince Charles located in Gloucester, England, will have green thumbs green with envy. Take a sneak peak at the magical walks, gardens and features with the Prince himself, Prince Charles, who is a keen gardener… 


Prince Charles – copyright: Highgrove By Marianne Majerus


 Carpet Garden – copyright: Highgrove By Andrew Butler

Carpet Garden: The Carpet Garden is an exquisite, exotic site, and becomes heavy with scent and bright colours in July. The idea for this otherworldly garden came from one of the carpets at Highgrove.



Cottage Garden – copyright: Highgrove By Marianne Majerus

Cottage Garden: This is no ordinary Cottage Garden where many plants achieve their pinnacle of colour in the earlier months of Summer. This space looks especially magical in early Autumn, as the soft light levels enhance the delights of the later flowers on the many perennials and annuals which are cleverly planted to enchant the visitors. The new Summerhouse is a place for The Prince to work without having to curtail his writing during showers.



Meadow – copyright: Highgrove By Andrew Lawson

Meadow: Highgrove’s greatest jewel in Spring is vibrant and humming, full of blooming wild flowers which are being visited by a plethora of insects and birds. The scene changes dramatically in different lights and is constantly busy, open all hours of the day and night. As twilight beckons, the Meadow is equally arresting: bats replace the birds, and moths and owls are on the hunt for insects, pollen or small mammals.


Buy the book: Highgrove: A GARDEN CELEBRATED by HRH The Prince of Wales and Bunny Guinness, published by Hachette Australia, $75.00

Written by Franki Hobson

Franki Hobson has worn many hats during her many years as a women's lifestyle journalist and editor. Her launching pad was COSMOPOLITAN magazine, where she moved from News & Entertainment Editor to Features Director, covering everything from the legalisation of the Morning After Pill to Gwen Stefani, fashion, beauty, sex, health, fitness, entertainment and relationships.

In 2003 Franki immersed herself in all things teen as Deputy Editor, then Editor-in-Chief of teen Bible DOLLY magazine. Following this, Franki was made Editor of COSMOPOLITAN Hair & Beauty, COSMOPOLITAN Pregnancy and COSMOPOLITAN Bride magazine, where she held the helm (and tiara) for more than 10 years. Franki was also the launch editor of COSMOPOLITAN Health magazine, and is an accomplished Homes Editor and Travel Editor, covering honeymoon destinations, family travel, luxe abodes and health retreats. Franki Hobson is a contributing lifestyle writer for The Carousel.


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