Events / Outings


TRIP TO HIGHGROVE ROYAL GARDENS, Nr. Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Due to popular demand two dates have now been arranged

Wednesday 19 June and Tuesday 2 July.    **BOTH DATES SOLD OUT


As part of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s private residence, The Royal Gardens at Highgrove are opened annually for visitors to share in their enjoyment of this much-loved inspirational setting. Created with imagination and passion by the Prince over the last 38 years, the series of interlinked organic gardens reflect his deep commitment to sustainability, as well as a natural artistic ability. As an important haven for a rich variety of flora and fauna, the gardens have been developed to not only please the eye but sit in succinct harmony with nature.

Your trip will arrive at Highgrove at approximately 11.00 am allowing you time to explore before lunch. After lunch you will be divided into two groups, each with its own dedicated, expert guide, before watching a welcome message from His Royal Highness to begin your two-hour tour of the beautiful Highgrove Gardens, which are renowned as some of the most inspiring and innovative in the United Kingdom.

During your visit the Highgrove Estate Shop will be open, where you can browse a wide range of artisan products, from beautiful home and garden ware to country attire and artwork by The Prince of Wales.

The coach will leave Kings Hill at approximately 7.30 am and will return 7.00 - 7.30 (there will be comfort stops.) 

£59 per person includes travel by Executive Coach, gratuities for the driver, a tour of the gardens and a

2 course lunch.

Please book your place by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. clearly showing your preferred date of travel

If you have already booked a place and have not selected the date that you would prefer please do so now to avoid missing out on your preferred day of travel.

Payment in full is required with your booking and your place/s will not be confirmed until payment is received.

As usual payment is preferably by bank transfer to our account at:

Account: KHAD U3A     Number: 00025484     Sort: 40 52 40

Payment can also be made by cheque payable to “Kingshill & District U3A” and mailed to Casa Mia, 564 Snodland Road, Snodland, Kent ME6 5LL.

Please note the following information from Highgrove:

  • Due to security regulations, all visitors must bring a form of photographic ID with them on the day of their visit, ideally a passport, driving license or bus pass.
  • Highgrove is The Prince of Wales’s private home and the use of mobile phones, cameras, binoculars and all recording equipment is prohibited. Please leave such items at home, on the coach, or switched off inside your bags.