FROGMORE HOUSE &
Wednesday 29 August 2018
*STOP PRESS* As at Mon 27 Aug – ONE CANCELLATION PLACE AVAILABLE – please contact us ASAP!
An exclusive opportunity to visit the venue where Prince Harry & Meghan Markle will hold their wedding reception in May! EARLYBIRD PRICE until 30 April!
Frogmore House has already played an integral part in Harry and Meghan’s journey to becoming man and wife and it was the location used for their official engagement photos last year. It will now play a key role on their wedding day, as after the lunchtime reception, 200 guests have been invited to a more intimate evening reception.
Frogmore House, has been a favourite royal retreat for more than 300 years. It is no longer an occupied royal residence, but is frequently used by the Royal Family for private entertaining.
The interests and talents of several generations of the royal family influenced Frogmore’s interior. In particular, Queen Charlotte’s passion for botany is reflected in the decoration of the house. She commissioned Mary Moser, the renowned 18th-century flower painter, to decorate one of Frogmore’s principal rooms to resemble an arbour open to the skies. The Cross Gallery, which spans the entire breadth of the building, was painted with garlands by Princess Elizabeth, the daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte.
Frogmore was the home of Victoria, Duchess of Kent for almost 20 years, and works by her and by her daughter Queen Victoria are on display in the house. Queen Victoria often visited Frogmore during her long widowhood and would work on her papers there. Watercolours by her daughters, the Princesses Victoria and Louise, can also be seen in the house. A visit ends in the Britannia Room, where, following the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht in 1997, The Duke of Edinburgh arranged a selection of items to reflect the interior of the much-loved vessel. The rich mahogany table that dominates the room was made for Britannia in the 1950s.
After a full guided tour of this beautiful house and garden, we will travel the short 15 minute journey to Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park, where you can enjoy an included Gardener’s Buffet Lunch in a private marquee on the lawns, in the company of one of the Royal Gardens team, who will answer all your questions about the Garden ….. or your own garden!
It is one of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens. Neither a botanical garden, nor a kitchen garden attached to a great house, it is a garden for the garden’s sake, enjoyed by horticulturalists and enthusiasts alike. It never fails to charm visitors who come to explore its acres of contemporary and classically designed gardens and exotic woodland. The garden is designed for year-round interest and colour.
Since its creation in the 1930s, The Savill Garden has been an inspiration for all. This natural haven of beautifully designed gardens and woodland can be enjoyed by everyone, from dedicated horticulturists to those who just want to spend a relaxing day out with family or friends. The 35 acres of interconnected gardens include the Hidden Gardens, Spring Wood, the Summer Gardens, the New Zealand Garden, Summer Wood, The Glades, Autumn Wood and the Winter Beds.
You are then FREE to enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure in this magical garden.
See itinerary details below
Luxury Coach Travel
Leaves from Botley Road,
Only FOUR local pick-ups
Gosport, Lee on the Solent
Stubbington & Fareham
Preferred seating on coach
2-course Buffet Lunch with
Entry Tickets & Guided Tour
Complimentary wine & nibbles
Solent Events Tour Manager
View the Itinerary
0700 Coach leaves Coliseum Coach Depot
0730 Coach leaves Stokes Bay– – Sailing Club Bus Shelter by Pebbles
0740 Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – Bus stop opposite seafront shops
0750 Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
0800 Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane
0945 Drop off outside Frogmore House
1000 Guided Tour of Frogmore House
1130 Leave Frogmore House
1145 Arrive Savill Garden
1300 2-course Buffet Lunch served in the garden marquee
1600 Meet coach outside Savill Garden
1745 Arrive in home area
The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected.
Coach seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, after Privilege Club Members.
Couples & friends will always be seated together. Large parties will be seated together as far as possible.
Preferred choice of area will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.
Sample Lunch Menu
SAMPLE MENU – chosen on the day
Windsor Honey & Thyme Glazed Ham (NG)
Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche & Dill Frittata (NG)
Asparagus, Sun Blushed Tomato & Goat’s Cheese Quiche (V)
All served with a selection of Seasonal Salads
Mini Victoria Sponge (V)
British Strawberry & Cream Pot (V) (NG)
Unlimited freshly brewed filter coffee or English breakfast tea
What Our Customers Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
We really enjoyed ourselves on Tuesday Lin! It was a “mystery” right up until 3pm – well done. I’m so glad I found Solent Events. It’s so much more fun going with other like-minded people and also takes the responsibility out of driving.Maureen Colyer
Thank you Lin for organising a very enjoyable day cruising on DIVA, the 64ft Luxury Motor Yacht. It was great fun and I’m sure we’ll try to come along on another day in the future!Julie Sinclair
I just wanted to thank you to you, Guy and Simon (not forgetting DIVA!) for a wonderful day. The whole experience was one that will not be forgotten …… Living the dream! Thanks also for your wonderful hospitality and allowing us to be part of your ‘family’. The lunch was first class and the refreshments were a welcome treat – thank you! I know ‘the girls’ also had a wonderful time and I am sure you’ll be seeing us again …. Wishing you all many successful tours on Diva ….. Bon voyage!Angela Cowey
Dear Lin, Thank you for sending the photographs from ‘Collabro’ at the BIC. We had a lovely first outing with Solent Events. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it.Linda Hunt
Thank you Lin for arranging such a delicious lunch at The North Star Tapas Restaurant on Monday. Thank you also for the bottle of red wine prize. I will share it with my family on Mothers Day!Carole Johnson
Hi Lin, Just a quick thank you from us both for arranging such a brilliant day yesterday. We had such a lovely time and the hi-light for us was the steam train trip! Looking forward to the next Mystery TourSue & Bert Barnes