Highgrove is The then Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s family home in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The house and its garden are run in an environmentally sustainable way, including an organic gardening system. The estate and its eco-system were established by Prince Charles, now the King Charles II of England for over 30 years.
Built in the late 18th century, Highgrove and its estate was owned by various families until it was purchased in 1980 by the Duchy of Cornwall from Maurice Macmillan. Charles remodelled the Georgian house with neo-classical additions in 1987. The duchy manages the estate and the nearby Duchy Home Farm. The house is noted for its extensive gardens which receive more than 30,000 visitors a year. The house and gardens are run according to Charles’ environmental principles, and have been the subject of several books and television programmes. Charles frequently hosts various charitable events at the house.