A ROYAL DAY OUT – WINDSOR, FROGMORE HOUSE & SAVILL GARDEN
Monday 01st August 2022
Starting with a coffee stop at Royal Windsor, then an exclusive guided tour of Frogmore House. The interests and talents of several generations of the royal family influenced Frogmore’s interior as you will see it today. Queen Charlotte’s passion for botany is reflected in the decoration of the house. She commissioned the renowned 18th-century flower painter Mary Moser to decorate one of the principal rooms so it resembled an arbour open to the skies. The Cross Gallery was painted with garlands by Princess Elizabeth, the daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. For almost 20 years, Frogmore was the home of Queen Victoria’s mother, The Duchess of Kent. Works by her and her daughter are on display in the house. Queen Victoria often visited Frogmore during her long widowhood and worked on her papers there. You can also see watercolours by her daughters, the Princess Victoria and Louise in the house.
Your visit ends in the Britannia Room which is furnished with a selection of items from the Royal Yacht Britannia. When the much-loved vessel was decommissioned in 1997, The Duke of Edinburgh arranged for the items to be moved to Frogmore. To conclude the day, we visit Savill Garden – the 35 acres of interconnected gardens include the Hidden Gardens, Spring Wood, the Summer Gardens, the New Zealand Garden, Summer Wood, The Glades, Autumn Wood and the Winter Beds.