03:15AM, Thursday 24 April 2014
A rare opportunity to explore the landscaped gardens of Frogmore House in Windsor is being offered this summer to raise money for charity.
They will be open to the public on Tuesday, June 3 in aid of the National Gardens Scheme, Wednesday, June 4 for The Leprosy Mission England and Wales, and Thursday, June 5 for Parkinson's UK.
Frogmore, in Home Park, was built in the 17th century and bought for King George III's wife, Queen Charlotte.
While it is no longer an occupied royal residence it is still used by the royal family for private entertaining.
Visitors are invited to bring a picnic to the open days, which run from 10am to 5.15pm, with last entry at 4pm.
Tickets cost £6 (under fives go free) and can be bought from the charities or on the gate.
Garden history tours will take place each day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, with a limited number of tickets only available from the charities in advance, priced at £3.
Separate tickets can also be bought from the Royal Collection Trust to visit Frogmore House, costing £6.50 for adults, £5.50 for over 60s and students, and £4.50 for children aged five to 16.
Free parking is available off the Long Walk and refreshments will be on sale.
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