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The Savill Garden

The Savill Garden in Autumn

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Type: Formal Garden

First created by Sir Eric Savill as his woodland garden in the 1930s, the latest addition, The Rose Garden, was opened by H.M. the Queen in 2010.

Known as Britain's finest ornamental garden, The Savill Garden is a garden for all seasons and a place of beauty and colour that's loved by horticulturalists and enthusiasts alike. With 35 acres of interconnecting gardens and exotic woodland, each garden has its own unique attraction, featuring a distinctive group of plants that introduce a fresh burst of vibrant colour throughout the seasons. Including  seasonal gardens, New Zealand Garden, The Glades and Azalea walks, The Savill Garden features plants from all over the world. Keeper of the Gardens, Mark Flanagan follows in the footsteps of plant hunters like Ernest Wilson, searching the globe for interesting new additions. 

The Savill Building

Opened in 2006, The Savill Building is a purpose built 21st century visitor centre, and Its undulating roof, shaped like a leaf, merges seamlessly with the tall trees surrounding it. From inside the vast cathedral-like central space you can see the awesome, apparently self-supporting, greenwood roof.

Leith’s at The Savill Garden provides a great place to enjoy freshly made sandwiches, snacks and delicious hot meals.

Children’s play area

The children's play area is only a short walk from The Savill Garden car park. Close to the picnic tables on Obelisk Lawn, as well as to the restaurant, baby changing and toilets.

There are plenty of things to keep toddlers and younger children entertained including a shipwreck, climbing frame, toddler swings and sandpit.

The Royal Garden and River Boat Cruise

The Savill Garden will be teaming up with French Brothers, river boat operators, again to offer a great value package including a visit with The Savill Garden and a return trip along The River Thames from historic Runnymede to Windsor.

Packages available from £28.50 including  garden entry, boat trip, lunch and a cream tea.

Combined Group Visits to Windsor Castle or Frogmore House

Combined tickets are also available to Windsor Castle and Frogmore House.

To book a combined ticket including Windsor Castle or Frogmore House, please call The Royal Collection direct on 020 7766 7321.

The Gardener's Lunch

This is your opportunity to have lunch with the Head Gardener or one of his top team, a chance to ask any garden related question and have an expert answer it. It's great value at £24.50 per head which includes a summer buffet of poached salmon, honey roast ham and seasonal salads followed by strawberries and cream and mini summer berry cake with crystallised rose petals.  

Royal celebration at The Savill Garden

Enjoy a visit to the renowned Savill Garden, including the Queen Elizabeth Temperate House, and the splendid Rose Garden, opened by Her Majesty the Queen. Then return to The Lawns where you will find your own private tea tent, with tables set with crisp linen and fresh flowers, on which you will enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea especially created by Leith's. Package available from £22.50 and includes a full afternoon tea served, a glass of sparkling house wine and your own tea tent on a private lawn overlooking the garden. Available during weekdays from April to September.

Groups and travel trade

There are a range of benefits for group bookings. And The Savill Garden won Best Group Catering Facility by the Group Travel Awards in 2014.

Group benefits include:  Discounted group rates Free familiarisation visit for the Group Organiser

'Meet and Greet' service for all pre-registered and booked groups Dedicated free coach park adjacent to the Garden

Free coach driver admission and refreshment voucher worth £7.50 with paid Garden admission groups

Delicious lunch and afternoon tea menu in special group dining areas from Mon - Fri (subject to availability)

Pre-booked Guided Tours available for £25 per group of 25 people. (Please allow 3 weeks notice prior to your visit to book your guide.)

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.75 per ticket
Children (6-16)£4.35 per ticket
Children under 6Free
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)£26.00 per ticket
Groups (10+)£8.00 per ticket
Seniors£8.75 per ticket

If you're a regular visitor, you might want to become a member. Membership costs £52.50 (single) or £68.75 (double).

Opening Times

Open all year round* (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
DayTimes
Monday10:0018:00
Tuesday10:0018:00
Wednesday10:0018:00
Thursday10:0018:00
Friday10:0018:00
Saturday10:0018:00
Sunday10:0018:00
Bank Holiday10:0018:00

* The Savill Garden only closes on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Contact Details

The Crown Estate office
The Great Park
Windsor
Berkshire
TW20 0UU

Tel: 01753 860222

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • 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.theroyallandscape.co.uk

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - by arrangement

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • Thai audio guide

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

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.