Prince Charles opens Clarence House gardens to the public

Prince Charles is set to open the gardens of Clarence House to the public for the very first time for a unique Green festival.

The Prince of Wales hopes to encourage people to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle during the 12-day A Garden Party To Make A Difference, during which visitors can view the prince’s own rose garden and vegetable patch, as well as neighbouring Lancaster House and Marlborough House.

Clarence House

The event will be graced by more than 100 displays and exhibitions. Confirmed speakers, organisers and performers include: Jools Holland, Jonathan Dimbleby, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Clive Anderson, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Marcus Brigstocke, Hugh Dennis, Alan Titchmarsh and Kate Humble.

Visitors can also learn how to cook in an environmentally friendly way, create bags from recycled material and adopt the latest Green technologies.

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Prince Charles said: ‘I’m delighted to be able to welcome visitors into my gardens, and those of my immediate neighbours, for this exciting festival.

‘We have a fantastic team of talented curators who are helping us create an event that will, I hope, be both fun and informative.

‘This festival is just one way in which [my initiative] Start can help to demonstrate how we can all make a difference, however big or small the steps we take.’

Prince Charles

The Garden Party event runs September 8-19, 10am–4pm. Tickets are £15 for adults and £7.50 for children. To book, telephone 0844 248 5052 or visit

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