Take a private garden tour at Highgrove House where Prince William and Harry played as kid

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HIGHGROVE House is one of the many private homes owned by Prince Charles and is known for its stunning gardens.

Royal fans can visit the 900 acre estate where his children Prince William and Prince Harry played endlessly as children. Nestled just south west of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, the Prince of Wales purchased the 18th century building in 1980, previously owned by the son of former British prime minister Harold Macmillan.

Highgrove House: Take a private tour around Prince Charles' gardens

Prince Charles with Diana, Princess of Wales and sons Prince’s William and Harry at Highgrove House (Image: GETTY)

The Princess spent much of their childhoods at the house with several photos showing them playing with their parents on the well-kept lawns.

Prince Charles is famously passionate about gardening, with Highgrove House located on organic land which includes a farm, so there are plenty of things to see.

Over the past 40 years, His Highness has dedicated endless hours to create and renovate this extensive outdoor space into one of the most impressive gardens in the UK.

Highgrove House: Take a private tour around Prince Charles' gardens

Diana, Princess of Wales, with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry playing in the gardens (Image: GETTY)

Highgrove House: Take a private tour around Prince Charles' gardens

Prince Charles walking around Highgrove’s gardens with Prince Harry (Image: GETTY)

More than 30,000 people a year make a visit and take a tour around the ground’s many unique sections, which have been designed, as Prince Charles says, to “please the eye and sit in harmony with nature”.

Royal fans and garden enthusiasts can book private tours and admire the many different garden spaces, including a four-acre wildflower meadow filled with oak, chestnut, poplar and beech trees.

Guests will be taken on a 75-minute walkabout to view the colourful Japanese maple and copper beech trees which become a bright red during the autumn.

More than 70 types of plants and 32 seed mixes make up this amazing meadow, which characteristically changes from season to season.

Highgrove House: Take a private tour around Prince Charles' gardens

Prince Charles has owned Highgroe House for over 40 years (Image: GETTY)

Other highlights during the tour include The Arboretum that was created at Highgrove nearly 30 years ago featuring one of Prince Charles’ favorites, magnolias.

The Sundial Garden is also notable as being the first garden created by the Duke of Cornwall when he bought his Gloucestershire home.

With the design mostly remaining the same throughout its history, the stand out attraction here is the stone sundial that was a wedding present to Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust charity launching, 40,000 snowdrops were planted alongside other brightly coloured flowers to attract bees for pollination.

The New Cottage Garden blends old and new English gardening styles, with a noticeable yellow, pink and blue theme and black mulberry trees.

After learning about the history and design inspirations visitors can dine in the pretty surroundings of the Orchard Tea Room.

Highgrove House: Take a private tour around Prince Charles' gardens

Other highlights during the tour include The Arboretum created by Prince Charles (Image: GETTY)

Those wanting an autumn private garden tour by one of The Prince of Wales’s experienced guides however, comes at a price, £450 to be exact.

Limited dates for individual and group tours are still available for mid-October with other alternative tours available to book include individual walks for £22 and champagne tours costing £85.

Anyone wanting to see the interior of Highgrove House which features nine bedrooms and six bathrooms, will have to wait a little longer, with plans to reopen in 2022.

Source EXPRESS CO UK

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