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15 August 2018Frogmore House and Savill Garden
06 September 2018Kelmscott – William Morris’ country house
04 October 2018St. John’s Gate, Museum of the Order of St. John and Charterhouse
22 October 2018The Palaces and Art of Bologna, Ravenna, Mantova and Ferrara

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Frogmore House and Savill Garden
Wednesday 15 August 2018

This visit is now fully booked. Please email if you would like to be put on the waitlist.

This morning we leave by coach for Windsor to visit Frogmore House and Savill Garden.

Situated in Home Park in Windsor, Frogmore House is frequently used by the Royal Family for private entertaining, and several generations have influenced the interior. Queen Charlotte’s passion for botany is reflected in one of Frogmore’s principal rooms which is decorated to resemble an arbour open to the skies, and The Cross Gallery was painted with garlands by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte.  Victoria, Duchess of Kent lived here for almost 20 years, and works by her and her daughter Queen Victoria are on display. Queen Victoria often visited the house during her widowhood to work on her papers, and watercolours by her daughters, the Princesses Victoria and Louise, can also be seen in the house. A selection of Items from the decommissioned and much-loved Royal Yacht are also on display in the Britannia Room.

After our guided tour we continue to The Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park, where lunch facilities are available and where we can enjoy the gardens before returning to Chiswick. Designed by Sir Edward Savill in the 1930s the garden mixes native and exotic species and each ‘garden within a garden’ has its own attractions.  The Rose Garden takes a fresh and contemporary approach to displaying roses, with roses especially chosen for their scent, strong colour and repeat flowering.

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