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The Savill Garden

Type:Garden

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

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About

The Savill Garden will open to Friends and Members as part of a phased re-opening from Monday 01 June.  A limited number of paid for tickets will also be available which must be pre-purchased online.  Please read the Visitor Updates regarding how this is going to work and how to plan your visit.

Some car parks in Windsor Great Park have reopened at reduced capacity.  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.

Summer 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.

The Savill Garden in the summer is a continuous delight, with spectacular shows of colour throughout the themed areas.

Seasonal highlights:

June
•    The borders are a wonderful display of seasonality with old fashioned French musk roses inter-planted with a wide range of shrubs and perennials
•    The Dry Garden, the first of its kind in the UK has been planted with a Mediterranean feel including great swathes of South African Angels’s Fishing Rod’s, many of which are noted for their silver foliage and herbal scents.This part of the Garden is definitely one for the ‘water wise’ to take inspiration
•    Lose yourself amongst the many delicate soothing colours of the beautifully designed Golden Jubilee Garden, designed for the 50th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty The Queen in 2002.

July and August
•    Herbaceous borders delight with ribbons of vibrant colour
•    Take a break from the sun with a shady walk in The Hidden Garden
•    Stand in awe as the Garden presents you with blooming Hydrangeas in Summer Wood
•    Enjoy the tranquility of the award-winning Queen Elizabeth II Temperate House opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1995.

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:

• 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
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

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 - Tuesday, 3rd November 2020

Art in the Garden: bear sculptureArt in the Garden at The Savill GardenThe Art in the Garden exhibition provides a wonderful combination of art and horticultural excellence.
more info

Friday, 30th October 2020 - Friday, 30th October 2020

Sunday, 1st November 2020 - Monday, 30th November 2020

Thursday, 5th November 2020 - Thursday, 5th November 2020

Wednesday, 11th November 2020 - Wednesday, 11th November 2020

Monday, 23rd November 2020 - Monday, 23rd November 2020

Tuesday, 1st December 2020 - Tuesday, 1st December 2020

Thursday, 3rd December 2020 - Thursday, 3rd December 2020

Monday, 7th December 2020 - Monday, 7th December 2020

Friday, 11th December 2020 - Friday, 11th December 2020

Tuesday, 15th December 2020 - Tuesday, 15th December 2020

Friday, 18th December 2020 - Friday, 18th December 2020

Monday, 21st December 2020 - Monday, 21st December 2020

Wednesday, 23rd December 2020 - Wednesday, 23rd December 2020

Thursday, 31st December 2020 - Thursday, 31st December 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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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

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      480
    • Very Good
      304
    • Average
      86
    • Poor
      31
    • Terrible
      22

    Recent Reviews:

    • Peter G
      London, United Kingdom
      Lovely, carefully planned garden
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 3rd September 2020
      Our first trip since lockdown, we were very pleased with our choice. The gardens are not large at all but have been very carefully thought out and contain an awful lot of different themes. I... Read full review
    • nowwich2
      Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
      Lovely gardens and facilities.
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
      Visited the gardens in June, August and now September, the gardens were so colourful, and it was nice to see the seasonal floral changes, lots of places to sit and enjoy the sunshine, plenty of space... Read full review
    • paula g
      Rochester, United Kingdom
      Lovely garden, shame about the customer service
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 30th September 2020
      Savill Garden is listed in the 2 for 1 Gardners World book, as there was 4 of us we therefore booked two tickets. It was not evident at the time of booking that Savill Garden were not doing this... 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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