Highgrove Estate History

Since 1980, both the house and garden have been the subject of many thoughtful and innovative changes. When the Prince first arrived, Highgrove possessed little more than a neglected kitchen garden, an overgrown copse, some pastureland and a few hollow oaks.

Today, after the hard work of scores of people, the garden unfolds in a series of highly personal and inspiring tableaux, each one reflecting the Prince’s interests and enthusiasms. Highgrove now welcomes nearly 40,000 visitors a year.

Highgrove is also the location of Home Farm, part of the Duchy of Cornwall, which has developed into a centre of excellence for organic farming and gardening, as well as an acknowledged haven for wildlife.

Above all, Highgrove is the family home of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.


The Terrace Garden beginning to take shape

HRH The Prince of Wales assisting the build of the Thyme Walk

The Sundial Garden under construction