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The Savill Garden

Type:Garden

Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0UU

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The Savill Building and Savill Garden are currently closed. Access to the indoor seated café area at Virginia Water Pavilion is also suspended.  All car parks throughout Windsor Great Park are also closed. Here is a link to their useful FAQs page with information for visiting Windsor Great Park. http://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/faq

The Savill Garden will continue to monitor the situation and the Government’s public health guidance closely.


The Savill Garden is one of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens. It never fails to charm visitors who come to explore its 35 acres of contemporary and classically designed gardens and exotic woodland.

Developed under the patronage of Kings and Queens, The Savill Garden was created in the 1930s by Sir Eric Savill.

The Savill Garden is a place of constant discovery, and of interlocking gardens, containing distinctive areas such as Spring Wood, The Summer Wood, The Hidden Gardens, The Summer Gardens, The Glades, Autumn Wood, The Azalea Walks and The New Zealand Garden.

The Savill Garden mixes native and exotic species and has bred many important garden hybrids. Each ‘garden within a garden’ has its own attractions, and the gardens are ever-changing with every season bringing new colour and interest to delight the visitor.

The Rose Garden takes a fresh and contemporary approach to displaying roses. The design creates an intense sensory experience with roses especially chosen for their scent, strong colours and repeat flowering. Visitors enjoy the perfume at its best, together with stunning views, from a walk way which appears to ‘float’ above the Rose Garden.

Spring in The Savill Garden 

The Savill Garden has earned its reputation as one of the finest woodland gardens in the country - not because it is the biggest woodland garden or that it has the largest collection of plants, but for a combination of all of these elements.

Its ability to keep adapting to its landscape environment provide a great balance of design, colour and texture. Visit throughout the seasons and you will see there is always something new to discover.

In exceptional years spring can begin as early as late February with the appearance of breathtaking Magnolias, or it might be as late as April before we see the drifts of Crocus followed by thousands of dwarf daffodils in the Alpine Meadow. Generally, visit from the middle of March onwards and you will be rewarded with a host of floral interest.

Seasonal highlights:

March
•    Spring Wood comes alive

April
•    Carpets of Crocus and dwarf daffodils
•    The Garden is awash with our National Collection of Magnolias and award winning Rhododendrons
•    Stunningly beautiful flowering Japanese Cherries
•    RHS Spring Ornamental Competition: 04-05 April 2020 (see www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/rhs for full details)
•    Carpets of Crocus and dwarf daffodils

May
•    Special woodland wonders including: Trilliums, Erythroniums and Primulas
•    Dazzling Azaleas

Before you visit

Take a look at our website to see what is in flower. Visit www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/seasons

The Savill Building

Striking and beautiful, The Savill Building is the gateway to The Savill Garden.  It’s an award-winning building with an elegant wooden roof, reminiscent of a leaf. Inside, visitors will find a warm welcome and excellent visitor facilities including an information point, restaurant, café, stylish gift shop, plant centre and toilets.

Eating and Drinking at The Savill Building

At one end of The Savill Building you’ll find The Savill Garden Kitchen, a restaurant run by esteemed caterers Benugo’s, famous for providing great, simple food with friendly, efficient service.  At the other end of the building, discover The Gallery Café where you can enjoy loose leaf teas or freshly ground coffee, plus a selection of homemade pastries, cakes and biscuits in a quieter location.

Find out more about eating and drinking at the Savill Building

Shopping at the Savill Building

The Savill Garden Gift Shop is also located in The Savill Building.  You’ll find a wide range of beautiful gifts evocative of an idyllic country lifestyle alongside a range of plants and garden accessories from the Royal Gardens. The Savill Garden Gift Shop supports British manufacturers and you’ll discover a great range of locally produced items too, from shortbread to preserves.

Find out more about shopping at The Savill Building

Group visits to The Savill Garden

The Savill Garden is perfect for a group visit and Windsor Great Park has launched its new group visitors guide for The Savill Garden, detailing a wide selection of tours and experiences for group visits in 2020.

The guide includes details on the ‘Royal Heritage Tour and The Savill Garden’, which provides the opportunity to be immersed in 1000 years of Royal History with a personally guided coach tour of Windsor Great Park. Now in its second year and exclusively for groups, visitors can enjoy the unique national and natural heritage of Windsor Great Park when visiting The Savill Garden. This limited availability tour allows visitors to understand how Windsor Great Park works in the modern day, as well as learning about its long history. The tour, which lasts approximately one hour, will finish with the rare opportunity to disembark from the coach at the top of the Long Walk, providing unique vistas of London and the iconic view from The Copper Horse statue of George III to Windsor Castle beyond.

Alongside this are a varied selection of experiences for groups which include:

• Windsor Castle and The Savill Garden
• Frogmore House and The Savill Garden
• The Royal Garden and River Boat Cruise – three options that include catering for you to choose from
• Dorney Court and The Savill Garden

The Savill Garden sits in the heart of Windsor Great Park which makes it perfect for rambling groups. We have three recommended walks that you can do from The Savill Building which are:

• Through The Deer Park and to the top of The Long Walk (3.8 miles)
• To The Valley Gardens (1.7 miles)
• A lakeside walk of Virginia Water (5.1 miles)

Events great for groups include:

• RHS Spring Ornamental Competition at The Savill Garden: 4 – 5 April
Competitors from all over the South of the UK will be displaying Camelias, Rhododendrons and spring flowering plants in the hope of winning prestigious prizes.
• Art in The Garden: 23 Sep – 3 Nov
We will be exhibiting over 60 pieces of work of both emerging and internationally acclaimed sculptures from the Surrey Sculpture Society.

The history and heritage of The Garden is brought to life with a private tour of The Savill Garden, led by one of our guides or the gardeners themseleves. And then, why not finish it off with a cream tea or one of our group catering packages from The Savill Garden Kitchen.

The Savill Garden offers the perfect group day out. With coach parking right beside the main entrance, groups can spend their time exploring all 35 acres, taking in the beautifull curated scenery and experiencing the gentle environment around them. And, accessible to all with special group rates and discounts, now is the perfect time to plan and book your 2020 itineraries.

For more information and to download an online version of the guide visit www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/groups

The Savill Garden opening times

Summer dates are 1 March to 31 October and Winter dates are 1 November to 28 February.  

Garden

Summer - 9.30am to 6pm daily. Last admission at 5pm.
Winter - 9.30am to 4.30pm daily. Last admission at 3.30pm.

Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Gallery Café

1 March - 31 October
8.30am to 5.30pm daily 

1 November - 28 February
8.30am to 4.30pm daily
Last orders taken at 4.15pm

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
The Gallery Cafe is closed

The Savill Garden Gift Shop and Plant Centre

1 March - 31 October
8.30am to 6pm daily 

1 November - 28 February
8.30am to 4.30pm daily

The Savill Building will also be open later until 5.30pm from 20 – 23 December and 26 December – 01 January.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
The Savill Garden Gift Shop and Plant Centre is closed

The Savill Garden Kitchen

1 March - 31 October
8.30am to 5pm daily for assisted service
5pm to 5.30pm daily for pizzas and takeaway

1 November - 28 February
8.30am to 4.30pm daily
Last orders taken at 4.15pm

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
The Savill Garden Kitchen is closed

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
1. Adult Winter£6.00 per ticket
2. Adult Summer£12.00 per ticket
3. Children 5-15 Years Winter£2.00 per ticket
4. Children 5-15 Years Summer£5.00 per ticket
5. Children under 5 Winter and SummerFree
6. Groups (10+)* Winter£5.00 per ticket
7. Groups (10+)* Summer£10.00 per ticket
8. Carer Winter and SummerFree

The Savill Garden - Winter prices apply 01 November - 28 February. The Savill Garden - Summer prices apply 01 March - 30 November.
*Minimum group size is ten (10). Free ticket for Group Organiser is available for the 11th person in the group.
Children 0-4 Years: FREE when accompanied by an adult

Events

Saturday, 11th April 2020 - Saturday, 11th April 2020

Saturday, 18th April 2020 - Saturday, 18th April 2020

Tuesday, 21st April 2020 - Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Wednesday, 29th April 2020 - Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Saturday, 9th May 2020 - Saturday, 9th May 2020

Saturday, 16th May 2020 - Saturday, 16th May 2020

Tuesday, 19th May 2020 - Tuesday, 19th May 2020

Thursday, 28th May 2020 - Thursday, 28th May 2020

Thursday, 11th June 2020 - Thursday, 11th June 2020

Saturday, 13th June 2020 - Saturday, 13th June 2020

Tuesday, 16th June 2020 - Tuesday, 16th June 2020

Saturday, 20th June 2020 - Saturday, 20th June 2020

Saturday, 27th June 2020 - Saturday, 27th June 2020

Saturday, 4th July 2020 - Saturday, 4th July 2020

Tuesday, 7th July 2020 - Tuesday, 7th July 2020

Saturday, 18th July 2020 - Saturday, 18th July 2020

Tuesday, 21st July 2020 - Tuesday, 21st July 2020

Saturday, 8th August 2020 - Saturday, 8th August 2020

Tuesday, 11th August 2020 - Tuesday, 11th August 2020

Saturday, 22nd August 2020 - Saturday, 22nd August 2020

Tuesday, 25th August 2020 - Tuesday, 25th August 2020

Ascot Carriages: Carriage rides in Windsor Great ParkEnjoy a scenic carriage ride through The Royal Landscape, Windsor Great Park, with Ascot Carriages.
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Monday, 18th May 2020 - Friday, 22nd May 2020

Container Workshops at The Savill GardenCome and enjoy our free* container workshop on the Plant Terrace of The Savill Garden and get some inspirational ideas and expert advice on making the most of your displays from our team. Compost will be supplied with any purchase of plant material or pots. Members and Friends can also take…
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Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 - Tuesday, 3rd November 2020

Surrey Sculpture Society Exhibition in The Savill GardenSurrey Sculpture Society Exhibition in The Savill GardenThe Surrey Scultpure Society Exhibition provides a wonderful combination of art and horticultural excellence. Explore the colourful gardens and encounter over 60 sculptures of varying styles, subjects and materials; all inspired by the natural world.
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Enjoy a meal or a snack at The Savill Building before, or after, your visit to the gardens. The restaurant is managed by the esteemed caterers, Benugo's, famous for providing great, simple food with friendly, efficient service
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic Site - Picnics are not allowed in The Savill Garden but there is a picnic area with chairs and tables at nearby Obelisk Pond.
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours - for groups, minimum 10 people, maximum 25: more than one guide can be booked
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year - Open all year round apart from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking - On site parking - Parking is free with paid admission into The Savill Garden - take a ticket as you enter the car park and ask one of the reception staff to validate it when you purchase your ticket for The Savill Garden, for free exit at any time until dusk. For other visitors to The Savill Garden parking information can be found on www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk. Coaches must be booked in advance.
  • On site parking close by
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 3-4 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Booking essential - for groups
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 10 people. We welcome groups and invite the Group Leader to speak to our Group Bookings Co-ordinator on 0845 603 6228
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Information Point

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10
  • Wi-fi available

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    Recent Reviews:

    • mike04021949
      London, United Kingdom
      Savill Garden - Overpriced restaurant
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 24th February 2020
      Once or twice a week, I exercise around the Savill Garden area of Windsor Great Park. Once in a while, I have a coffee (around £2.90) afterwards in their cafe/restaurant but last week, I also... Read full review
    • Player66
      Bracknell, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      WONDERFUL GARDENS
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 13th March 2020
      Always a joy to visit. Different colours every time. Meandering paths past blossoms of every kind. Many tranquil places to sit and gaze at the beauty of nature, maintained to perfection. Read full review
    • Ian744
      Manchester
      Break in Windsor
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 21st March 2020
      Windsor Great Park is impressive. Great walks. I have never seen so many dogs. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing walk. Try it. Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    The Savill Garden is a mile from Englefield Green and 4 miles from Windsor Castle. Approach via the A30 from the south and west, and by the A308 from the east and north. It is also close to the M25 (J13), M3 and M4. Look out for brown signs saying 'The Royal Landscape' or 'The Savill Garden'. Visitors using satellite navigation devices should input the destination postcode TW20 0XD.

    Public Transport Directions

    By rail: the nearest rail stations are located at Egham, Windsor and Virginia Water. By bicycle: the National Cycle Route 7 passes through Windsor Great Park, and there is an extensive network of roads and tracks along which cycling is permitted.

    Opening Times

    Open New Year
    Garden: Summer Season (1 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday09:30 - 18:00
    Garden: Winter Season (1 Nov 2020 - 28 Feb 2021)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday09:30 - 16:30

    * Garden Summer - 9.30am to 6pm daily. Last admission at 5pm.
    Garden Winter - 9.30am to 4.30pm daily. Last admission at 3.30pm.
    Open all year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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