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Frogmore House

Type:Historic House / Palace

Home Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ

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Frogmore House & Garden

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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.

Frogmore House and Garden charity open days 2019

Each year, Frogmore House and Gardens opens to individuals in aid of three different charities chosen by The Queen.  This year Frogmore House and Garden will open to the public on 28, 29 and 30 May 2019 as part of the annual charity garden open days.

The three charities that will benefit from the proceeds of this year's open days are the National Garden Scheme, the British Heart Foundation, and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.

Entry is from 10:00 to 17:30, with last entry at 16:00.

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 £7.00 (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, a limited number of separate timed tickets can be purchased in cash from Royal Collection Trust to visit Frogmore House. Tickets for Frogmore House cost £9.00 (under-fives enter for free).

Refreshments will be available to purchase in cash within the grounds, and visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics.

Groups visits 2019

In August 2019, Frogmore House and Garden will be open for pre-booked groups only, as follows: 1-31 August 2019. 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
August: Groups of 15+£11.00 per ticket
May: Adult charity day garden tickets£7.00 per ticket
May: Adult Frogmore House timed ticket£9.00 per ticket
May: Guided garden history tours£3.00 per ticket
May: Under 5s charity day garden ticketsFree
May: Under 5s Frogmore House timed ticketFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing

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 - 2 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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    61
  • Very Good
    26
  • Average
    7
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • 187049
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Visited on a charity day
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 29th May 2019
    Got there early, so I could get a ticket for the house too. Not disappointed. The gardens are fabulous, the house is like a time capsule, rooms are still the Duchess of Kent, Queen Victoria’s mother... Read full review
  • Rachel C
    Berkshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fantastic Surprise of beautiful Garden and Historic House
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 2nd June 2019
    Visited Windsor 30th May with friends walked to back of Castle and came across a ticket tent selling admissions to Frogmore Gardens and House. This is open for only 3 days a year and the 30th was the... Read full review
  • Sunnywessie
    Bolton, United Kingdom
    Everyone needs to visit here at least once.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th June 2019
    As a lover of all things Victorian, it was a joy to be able to attend the British Foundation House and Gardens Open Day in May. The British Heart Foundation were wonderful hosts and even answered... Read full review

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open for groups only (1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday10:00 - 17:00
FridayClosed
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed

* The Frogmore House and Garden charity garden open days will take place 28-30 May 2019. The August dates are for group visits only.

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