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Frogmore House

Windsor and Maidenhead

Type:Historic House / Palace

Home Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ

Tel: +44 020 7766 7305

Frogmore House – photographer: Philip Craven, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

About

Set amidst the extensive Home Park of Windsor Castle, Frogmore House is surrounded by fine and picturesque gardens.

The house dates from the 1680s and was purchased for Queen Charlotte in 1792.  Here the Queen was able to indulge her love of botany and laid out the garden with many rare and unusual plants.

At one time the house was the home of Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent. After her death, her son-in-law, Prince Albert, commissioned the building of an elegant mausoleum to hold her remains.  Queen Victoria was particularly fond of Frogmore's peaceful ambience and it became her favourite retreat.

Victoria and Albert's love of Frogmore lead them to break with tradition and build themselves a much larger and grander mausoleum for themselves.

Favoured also by King George V and Queen Mary, they used Frogmore for entertaining during Ascot Week.

Today, with its handsome house and tranquil gardens, it is easy to imagine the love Frogmore inspired in its former residents.

2018 openings

For three days in May or June each year, Frogmore House and Gardens opens to individuals in aid of three different charities chosen by The Queen.

The Frogmore House and Garden charity garden open days are on 5, 6 and 7 June 2018 in aid of the National Garden Scheme, SSAFA and Prisoners' Education Trust respectively. Entry is from 10:00 to 17:30, with last entry at 16:00.

Tuesday, 5 June – National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) raises money for nursing and caring charities by opening private gardens of quality and interest to the public. Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, visitors and volunteers, over the past 90 years more than £50 million has been raised through garden entry fees, teas and cakes, and donated to beneficiary charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Queen's Nursing Institute, Carer's Trust and Parkinson's UK. To book tickets to visit the garden at Frogmore House on Tuesday, 5 June visit www.ngs.org.uk/frogmore, call 01483 211535 or email hello@ngs.org.uk.

Wednesday, 6 June – SSAFA

SSAFA provides lifelong support to the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in times of need. Beginning this vital work in 1885, this makes SSAFA the oldest tri-service, military charity running in the UK. This year alone, staff and teams of volunteers have helped over 67,000 people – from World War Two veterans to those involved in more recent conflicts and their families. It has become clear over more than 130 years of providing Forces support that everyone faces different challenges, so SSAFA uses a tailored approach to meet the needs of today's serving community. Whether it is practical, emotional or financial support – SSAFA is there to serve the Armed Forces family every step of the way. To book tickets for the garden at Frogmore House on Wednesday, 6 June visit https://www.ssafa.org.uk/latest/frogmore-house-and-gardens-raise-money-ssafa.

Thursday, 7 June – Prisoners' Education Trust

Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) is a charity working across every prison in England and Wales to help people in prison achieve their potential through learning. PET provides courses in levels and subjects not usually available in prison, including GCSEs, A-levels and Open University courses, as well as courses in subjects as diverse as Farming Management and Personal Fitness Training. Since their foundation in 1989, PET has helped thousands of men and women in prison transform their lives through education, and build better futures for their families and communities. To book tickets for the garden at Frogmore House on Thursday, 7 June visit www.prisonerseducation.org.uk/events or call 0203 752 5681.

Visit https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/frogmorehouse/plan-your-visit for booking information.

In August, Frogmore House and Garden will be open for pre-booked groups only, as follows: 1-30 August 2018. Open daily Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission 15:00)

Visit https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/frogmorehouse/plan-your-visit for booking information. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Groups of 15 or more£10.30 per ticket

Tickets for the charity garden open days can be obtained directly from the charities involved, either in advance or by paying in cash at the gate. Garden tickets cost £6.70 (under-fives enter for free). Limited tickets for guided garden history tours will be available each day for £3.00, running at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00.
Once inside the garden, separate tickets can be purchased in cash from Royal Collection Trust to visit Frogmore House. Tickets for Frogmore House cost £7.00 for adults, £6.00 for students and over-60s, and £5.00 for children aged five to 16 (under-fives enter for free).
Free parking will be available off the Long Walk and refreshments will be on sale within the grounds, although visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Access via the Long Walk, via Park Street. Parking available.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 1-1.5 hours
  • Booking essential
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 54
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • No Smoking Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

TripAdvisor

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    Recent Reviews:

    • familytravel4x4
      Liphook, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Frogmore, somewhere near Heathrow!
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 29th June 2018
      Visited Frogmore on one of the charity open days. Free parking on the long walk was a doddle, which led to a 10 mins walk to the house/gardens - via the toilets in the main car park! Then on to... Read full review
    • charlestownboy
      Tonbridge
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Rare Opportunity to see this gem - Go: Pre book in May
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 21st June 2018
      Like your other reviewers, we trekked over to see the house on the last of 3 charity open days. The grounds are marvellous and despite the crowds, there is always space. Not the biggest royalist in... Read full review
    • Ian F
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Tranquility and History combined
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 10th June 2018
      Frogmore is open on a limited number of days in the year. The grounds are stunning with a beautiful lake, wonderful flowers, quirky "follies" and of course, the house. Also here are the two... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Opening Times

    Open for groups only (1 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018)
    DayTimes
    Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00

    * The Frogmore House and Garden charity garden open days are on 5, 6 and 7 June 2018 in aid of the National Garden Scheme, SSAFA and Prisoners' Education Trust respectively. Entry is from 10:00 to 17:30, with last entry at 16:00.

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