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14 August 2018Report on visit to Frogmore House and Savill Garden
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Report on visit to Frogmore House and Savill Garden
Tuesday 14 August 2018

It was warm and sunny on 14th August for our visit to Frogmore House and Savile Garden.    We had such a speedy journey along the M25 that we were able to make a welcome though unscheduled stop for coffee beside the river Thames at Runnymede.

On arrival at Frogmore House we were divided into three groups each led by an expert guide.   Frogmore House is situated in the grounds of Home Park just half a mile south of Windsor Castle.   It was first built in 1680 and initial construction took four years but it has been extended and altered many times since.   Prominent residents have included Queen Charlotte, and then her daughter Princess Sophia lived there until 1840.    Then the Duchess of Kent, Queen Victoria’s mother took up residence.    George V and Queen Mary also lived there for a while.   Today no member of the royal family lives at Frogmore, but the house is still used by the royal family for entertaining and it was used recently as a venue for the wedding reception after the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.   We were able to stroll around the grounds for a while after our house tour before leaving for The Savill Garden.   There was plenty of time for a good lunch there and a most enjoyable walk exploring the delightful extensive gardens.

Thank you to Tony Rigby for organising another most enjoyable day out.


Cynthia Smith & Robina Holmes