Highgrove Estate History

The Prince of Wales came to Highgrove in 1980 and the house and gardens have since undergone many thoughtful innovations. When His Royal Highness 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 many people, an interlinked series of gardens now unfolds in a succession of personal and inspiring tableaux, each reflecting The Prince’s interests and enthusiasms. Highgrove now welcomes up to 40,000 visitors a year.

Above all, Highgrove is the family home of TRHs 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