Prince Charles Gives Tour Guides a Personal Tour around Highgrove Gardens Ahead of Platinum Jubilee
Prince Charles was pictured leading tour guides on a route around the greenery that surrounds his country home Highgrove in Tetbury. During the tour, the heir talked about his favorite flowers and why they’re planted in the garden. Every year, the estate typically gets around 40,000 visitors.
Prince Charles Proudly Presents His Garden Collection As Tour Season Approaches
The 73-year-old Prince of Wales welcomed tour guides to his home on Sunday, April 3. Clad in a dark-green waterproof over a suit that made him resemble a country gentleman, paired with a red tie, the Prince was delighted to be able to show the guides around his impressive garden and talk about the plants that can be found in them. The tour was done in preparation of Highgrove’s seasonal opening to the public.
As he took them around the route, he showed them his favorite plants and flowers and their role in the general garden collection this season.
More than 60 garden guides are currently under employ at the estate by The Prince’s Foundation, and many joined Charles for the induction, which launches on Monday, April 4. The estate also sports an Orchard Tea Room.
The Prince’s Foundation also has plans to launch education and training programs for local school students, who are U.K. residents, in sustainable fashion and textiles, heritage building skills and traditional arts.
The Duke of Cornwall’s walk around the garden with new and returning guides has become an annual tradition upheld before the tour season officially kicks off.
After the tour, Charles took a picture with the tour guides. One of the snaps shows the grinning royal looking at the grass carpeted ground, with his hands in his waterproof pockets.
Earlier this week, Charles unveiled a plaque at the low carbon Entopia building at Cambridge University, which is now the headquarters for the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
During the visit, His Royal Highness, who is a graduate of Cambridge University, personally met international students studying through the Prince of Wales scholarship at King’s College. He also visited the Whittle Laboratory to learn about the work being carried out to achieve net-zero aviation.
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