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Gardeners are set to have a right royal nosey around the Prince of Wales’s patch.

The gardens at Highgrove will open for this special ticket-only event

The gardens at Highgrove will open for this special ticket-only event

Prince Charles’s organic gardens at Highgrove, in Gloucerstershire, will host a ticket-only spring tour on Wednesday 23 April in aid of charity Hospitality Action.

A spokesman for the event said: “Despite the wet winter, spring is finally showing through. The structure and form of the garden is sharp, with the flower beds tidy and mulched ready for growth.”

Before the tour, guests will enjoy a champagne reception and three-course lunch at Calcot Manor near Tetbury.

CEO of Hospitality Action, Penny Moore, said: “It is a chance to explore one of the most inventive gardens of the 21st century.”

A similar event last year raised more than £11,000 for the 175 year-old charity, which helps former hospitality industry workers in times of crisis.

Visitors will have no access to the Prince. The day will be run by experienced tour guides.

Organisers have released just 100 tickets to the event, priced at £95 each. Call (024) 3004 5504 for details.