Gloucestershire

Week-long garden festival at Prince Charles' home

Prince Charles, Highgrove House, Gloucestershire Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The week-long festival - Highgrove: The Garden Celebrated - will run between 11 and 16 April

A garden festival is to be held in the grounds of Prince Charles' home in Gloucestershire for the first time.

The week-long event is due to take place in the Royal Gardens of Highgrove House, near Tetbury, from 11 April.

TV gardeners Alan Titchmarsh and Rachel de Thame and chef Raymond Blanc will be among the guest speakers at the event.

Charles and Camilla are not expected to attend but the festival will be reflecting the Prince's belief in organic and sustainable gardening.

Highgrove House was acquired by The Duchy of Cornwall from the MP Maurice Macmillan in 1980.

Since then - adamant it should have an entirely organic garden and farm - the heir to the throne has created highly individual gardens with the help of gardening experts including Lady Salisbury and Miriam Rothschild.

Currently open to the public on "selected dates" between April and October, this will be the first time a festival has been held in the grounds of Highgrove.

The event will run between 11 and 16 April with all profits donated to the Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation.

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