The gardens of Windsor Castle, owned by the British Royal Family, will be open to the public from Saturday. The site has not been open to visitors since the 1970s.
The garden was designed in the 1920s by King George IV, who lived at the time in Windsor Castle. The garden was laid out on the east side of the castle.
During the Second World War, the garden was used to grow various vegetables for soldiers. Queen Elizabeth and her sister Margaret assisted in this, which is why the site has “great emotional value” to the Queen of England, says the garden’s supervisor. Sky News. The two sisters each had their own piece in the garden where they grew vegetables such as tomatoes, corn and beans.
Prince Philip redesigned the garden in 1971, with many flower beds and a bronze fountain in the center. Shortly afterwards, the garden was no longer open to the public.
This will change from Saturday 8 August. The public can admire 3,500 rose bushes in the garden, which are planted in a geometric pattern around the fountain.
Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world. It was built in 1070 by order of William the Conqueror and is used as a second home by the British royal family. Several historical events took place, including the wedding of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles and the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.