Spring has finally sprung, and Europe’s finest gardens—like Keukenhof outside Amsterdam—are in full bloom. One of the loveliest in England is at Highgrove, the private residence of The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall located in Gloucestershire. Passionate about organic agriculture, Prince Charles has created an inspired garden that’s also sustainable.
For those interested in getting an exclusive peek at the gardens, The Ritz London—which has a longstanding relationship with The Prince, as it was the first hotel to be awarded a Royal Warrant—has put together a unique program for guests.
Taking place on May 26, the special package includes overnight accommodations at The Ritz London, dinner featuring British seasonal ingredients, and full English breakfast. The following day, guests will depart in style for the two-hour trip to Highgrove, where they will be the only visitors granted exclusive access for the day. Lunch will be served in The Orchard Room, followed by an intimate tour of the gardens led by one of The Prince’s expert guides. The Highgrove gift shop will be opened just for The Ritz guests. (We highly recommend this boutique, situated in the lovely village of Tetbury -- stocked with gifts inspired by the Prince’s gardens.) Upon returning to London, The Ritz party will be greeted with a Champagne reception in the William Kent House or in The Ritz Garden. Prices from £2,540 for two people sharing a twin or double room. For more information, visit www.theritzlondon.com