The Savill Garden

Type:Garden

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

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The Savill Garden Visitor Centre will be closed from 20 December. Temporary toilet facilities will be available. The Savill Garden will be closed from 20 December.  The car park remains open for those wishing to explore Windsor Great Park. 

Before visiting, please check Windsor Great Park's Visitor Updates for the latest information and advice.  There is also guidance for visitors regarding what facilities are currently available. 

Here is a link to their useful FAQs page with information for visiting Windsor Great Park.

Windsor Great Park 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.

Seasonal highlights:

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)

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
Adult Summer£12.00 per ticket
Carer Winter and SummerFree
Children 0-4 YearsFree
Children 5-15 Years Summer£6.00 per ticket

The Savill Garden - Summer prices apply 01 March - 31 October. The Savill Garden - Winter prices apply 01 November - 28 February.
*Minimum group size is ten (10). Free ticket for Group Organiser is available for the 11th person in the group.

Events

Friday, 29th January 2021 - Friday, 29th January 2021

Tuesday, 16th February 2021 - Friday, 19th February 2021

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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:

    • jordyns552
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Statue entry
      1 of 5 stars
      Friday, 30th October 2020
      As part of the seasonal event the 'sculptures in the park', the required entry time for the last entry was 4 pm. As the Christmas months our altered timings the last entry into the gardens is 4 pm... Read full review
    • MartinLittle
      Maidenhead, United Kingdom
      Rip off car park charges
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd November 2020
      £ 9 for 2hours and 10 minutes in the car park, thats why as locals we don't visit very often. It will be a long,long time before we return.London is cheaper. And don't say about getting a yearly pass. Read full review
    • Nermeen M
      Egham, United Kingdom
      Beautiful venue
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 10th December 2020
      beautiful venue, love the atmosphere, wonderful walks. Would have given it a 5 star Excellent review if the food in the restaurant was a bit better. Restaurant needs to raise its standard to that of... 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: Winter Season (1 Nov 2020 - 28 Feb 2021)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday09:30 - 16:30
    Garden: Summer Season (1 Mar 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday09:30 - 18:00

    * 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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