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World Windsor Castle opens terrace garden for first time in 40 years

12:27  06 august  2020
12:27  06 august  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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The iconic Round Tower at Windsor Castle will be opened to the public this summer for the first time in 40 years . Tourists will be able to enjoy views over the rest of the castle , surrounding parkland, and London (on a clear day), as well as St George's Chapel, where Prince Charles and the Duchess of

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WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, is to open its East Terrace Garden to the public for the first time in more than 40 years.

Visitors to the castle, where the queen spent the last few months during Britain's lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic before travelling to Scotland, will be able to tour the garden, created in the 1820s, on weekends during August and September.

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Windsor Castle offers many family activities such as storytelling and art workshops every Saturday and each school holiday. For Shakespeare’s 400th birthday, there is an exhibition which shows how generations of monarchs have enjoyed the playwright’s work. Later this year is a ‘Fashioning a Reign

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Today it features 3,500 rose bushes planted around a central fountain. It boasts a colourful history having served different monarchs' tastes through the centuries.

It was initially planted to create a pleasing view from the royal apartments along the eastern facade of the castle.

"The first garden built here was created in 1824 during the reign of George IV. But before that, in the Middle Ages, it would have been the defensive ditch," said Richard Williams, Learning Curator at Windsor Castle.

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Windsor Terrace has self-catered washbasin rooms and en-suite rooms in flats shared by six students, with Windsor Terrace is within five minutes’ walk of the city centre where there are buses, Metros and The contract is a fixed term period of 40 weeks and covers the duration of the academic year .

"To protect the castle walls, Charles II in the 17th century created this terrace that we're standing on and also put in bowling lawns because he really enjoyed bowling," he added.

The gardens were later extensively remodelled by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the 19th century, although Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, is responsible for the current appearance of the garden dating from 1971.

During World War Two the garden was completely dug up in order to plant vegetables, Williams said.

"There were two separate plots set aside for the young Princess Elizabeth and her sister, the Princess Margaret. They grew sweet corn and tomatoes, beans as well, I think, all as part of the war effort - doing their bit."

Windsor Castle was founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century and lies west of London.

(Writing by Alexandra Hudson; Editing by Mike Collett-White)

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