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Just a short walk from The Savill Garden lies Cow Pond, an ornamental lake gilded with an abundance of water lilies that bloom throughout the summer months.
Cow Pond was renovated in 2012 to commemorate H.M. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with the diamond lattice balustrade of the Baroque-style footbridge being designed specifically to represent this momentous event. The oak arbour and footbridge were added as part of the renovation project, and as with the roof of The Savill Building, both the arbour and the footbridge were expertly crafted from sustainable Windsor Estate oak.
Whilst visiting Cow Pond, take a trip to nearby Chapel Wood. Autumn fills this woodland with the glorious colour of the Japanese maples, while a visit during January and February will be rewarded with colourful and sweetly perfumed witch hazels. Whatever the season, this charming wood is always a worthwhile addition to your walk.
Making the most of your visit
Here are some great ways to spend your time at Cow Pond. You can also view our video below, which shows how beautiful Windsor Great Park is in summer.
Promenade around Cow Pond just as the Park Ranger enjoyed over 200 years ago
Enjoy a short circular dog walk round Cow Pond from the Savill Garden car park
Look for the Diamond Jubilee patterns on the Baroque-style footbridge at Cow Pond
Relax in the oak arbour and overlook the full length of Cow Pond
Take a brisk walk through the Japanese maples in Chapel Wood, still impressive at this time of year
HM The Queen attending the opening of Cow Pond following it’s renovation in 2012
Cow Pond was formally created in the early 1700s by architect Henry Flitcroft, as an extension from an existing pond. The oak arbour and footbridge, added as part of the renovations in 2012, were built according to the original 1748 designs.
Plan your day
These useful links will tell you everything you need to know to help you plan an enjoyable visit to Windsor Great Park.
If you plan to make regular visits to Windsor Great Park, it could make perfect sense to become a Member of The Savill Garden. Benefits include unlimited access to the Garden and parking in the Savill Garden car park, as well as priority booking for events, and a number of special discounts.