These new pictures show how green-fingered Prince Charles has stunningly transformed Highgrove’s Royal Gardens.
The Prince of Wales is well-known for his love of nature, is a passionate supporter of organic farming, and thinks we must act urgently to effectively tackle climate change.
Nowhere is Charles’s green ethos clearer than the resplendent organic Royal gardens he has lovingly tended to since he purchased Highgrove House in August 1980.
It became the family residence and Prince William and Prince Harry spent a large chunk of their childhood at the house playing in the expansive gardens, which are a haven for wildlife and exotic plants.
This year Charles is celebrating the 25th anniversary of garden tours which allowed members of the public to see and enjoy the beautiful grounds in Doughton, Gloucestershire.
In a post on the Highgrove Gardens Twitter accoun today, he said: ‘One of my great joys is to see the pleasure that the garden can bring to many of the visitors and that everybody seems to find some part of it that is special to them.’
The Rose Pergola was built in 1998 in local Cotswold stone. The oak beams are draped with roses, Wisteria, Clematis and honeysuckle
The Terrace was one of the first gardens created at Highgrove and was designed by The Prince of Wales and Lady Salisbury. It contains plants chosen and planted by HRH. The pepper-pot pavilions, placed at the two corners of the terrace, were also designed by HRH
Prince Charles purchased Highgrove House in August 1980 and it became the family residence. Prince Harry and Prince William would both spend a lot of time at the home and playing in the gardens
When The Prince first moved into Highgrove, the Thyme Walk was very sparse. The Golden Yews have now been clipped into geometric shapes and the path is covered with a carpet of Thyme originally planted by HRH