The Savill Garden, located within Windsor Great Park, is a perfect addition for anyone planning to spend time in the area. The garden was commissioned by King George V and created by Sir Eric Savill in 1932 and the space was specifically designed for the general public to enjoy.
The castle always comes to mind when planning an outing to Windsor, but there is also a magnificent 5,000 acre Royal Park with so much to see. It is definitely worth a visit and the garden is just a portion of this magnificent property.
Highlights of The Savill Garden
The Savill Garden is designed to be enjoyed throughout the year, no matter the season. The garden is laid out into areas that flow from one glorious space to the next. I saw the garden in late August and there was this incredible beauty of all the summer flora that was just beginning to be kissed by autumn. It was truly a magical time to be there.
The Summer Garden
The Summer Gardens, in bloom from June to October, is where most of the floral frenzy takes place.
It’s a breathtaking combination of colors and styles.
Queen Elizabeth Temperate House
There is also a temperate house named in honor of Queen Elizabeth that opened in 1995.
Among the many plants inside, it contains palm trees with lush foliage and a water feature.
But my favorite area was the rose garden with its whimsical observation deck.
Even though it was later in the season, the intoxicating scent of roses was still very much clinging to the warm summer air.
Hydrangeas were starting to change into their autumnal finery. To me, there is something special about green hydrangeas. They’re my absolute favorite.
And the fiery tones of rusts, golds and reds of Japanese maples in the Autumn Wood were just beginning to make their debut. I’m looking forward to visiting again and taking in the colors’ visual warmth later this year.
The Savill Garden is a place where you could really spend an entire day. There is seating flung about the property which make for tranquil respites useful for a bit of relaxation.
Be sure to follow the paths leading to hidden gems!
Where To Eat At The Savill Garden
There is a lovely restaurant, cafe and gift shop located on site in The Savill Building. The building is visually interesting with its gridshell roof and a full-height glass facade.
How To Find The Savill Garden
The Savill Garden is located at: Wick Ln, Englefield Green, Egham TW20 0UJ but it is also accessible from London Paddington by train to Windsor Central via a change at Slough. A short taxi ride is required from the station.
I hope you enjoyed this brief tour of The Savill Garden. It’s definitely the type of place that can be visited throughout the year and it would be really interesting to see how the landscape changes with the seasons. I’m looking forward to future sojourns!
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