Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Planning the Gardens at Frogmore Cottage and We Can’t Wait to See the End Result

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One would assume that the property of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be pretty darn swanky. But as royal biographer Ingrid Seward shared with People, the exterior living space at Frogmore Cottage, home to the couple and baby Archie, is actually "pretty dilapidated" (which isn't entirely surprising, given the fact that it was built in the 1680s.) 

Good news, though: The grounds won't be uninspiring for long. On the heels of an extensive interior renovation (including a casual personal yoga studio and new nursery), the design-savvy couple is now turning their sights to gardening. As People reports, The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead recently published "heavily redacted" plans for a brand new landscaping scheme. 

On tap? A revamp of many of the outbuildings (perhaps a she-shed for Meghan?), a new garden lighting concept (which many think is a safety precaution for baby Archie) and re-outfitting exterior doors, windows, gutters and downpipes. 

And then of course, there will be a garden makeover. The lush (read: rainy AF) English countryside is known for its amazing florals—and we can only imagine the finished product will be an absolute dreamscape. Our guesses on flowers? Definitely peonies (remember the days of MM posting peony grams to Insta?) and yellow chrysanthemums, which were renamed in honor of baby Archie at the Chelsea Flower Show. And of course, there will be some forget-me-nots, the late Princess Diana's favorite flower

But the couple's garden aspirations don't stop there. As Elle reports, Meghan and Harry plan to add two extensions to the cottage's conservatory. Because sometimes you need an indoor garden room to get through those gloomy British winters. 

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Planning More Big Changes to Frogmore Cottage


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