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The Savill Garden is a tranquil place to discover rare plants from around the world, arranged in stunning seasonal displays.
Since its creation in the 1930s, The Savill Garden has been an inspiration for all. This natural haven of beautifully designed gardens and woodland can be enjoyed by everyone, from dedicated horticulturists to those who just want to spend a relaxing day out with family or friends.
The 35 acres of interconnected gardens include the Hidden Gardens, Spring Wood, the Summer Gardens, the New Zealand Garden, Summer Wood, The Glades, Autumn Wood and the Winter Beds.
Discover the Winter Magic this Christmas at The Savill Garden. More info
Making the most of your visit
Here are some great ways to spend your time at The Savill Garden. You can also view the video below, which shows how beautiful The Savill and Valley Gardens are in winter. Please download our Savill Garden map to see the overall layout and key features of the Garden more easily.
Sir Eric Savill first created this woodland garden in the 1930s, and since then many others have undertaken a tireless quest to add their own expertise and creativity. The Rose Garden in particular, designed by Andrew Wilson and opened by H.M. the Queen in 2010, is a magnificent addition. Visitors can wander the swirls of rose beds, and enjoy the perfume at its best from a central walkway.
Sir Eric Savill
Our gardening team are continually refreshing and renewing the plantings, displays and landscaping of The Savill Garden - pushing the boundaries of its design. Yet still respecting the legacy of Sir Eric Savill – founder of The Savill Garden and former Deputy Ranger of The Park – and the work he undertook with the support of George V and VI.
Plant hunters have journeyed across the globe to source these plants, and later to breed them into the familiar cultivars that we enjoy in the Garden today. From the vibrant summer blooms of Paeonia ‘Augstin d’Hour’ from China, to the clove-scented flowers of the Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’, which come originally from the Himalayas and flower during the winter months.
The Garden has benefitted from a continuity of leadership with just three inspirational plantsmen having held the post of Keeper of the Gardens, Hope Finlay, John Bond and Mark Flanagan.
The Savill Garden never fails to offer our visitors something new and exciting to discover. From the original rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas planted by Sir Eric Savill, which continue to bloom here year after year - to the Queen Elizabeth rose, newly-planted to mark HM the Queen becoming our longest reigning monarch.
Visitors enjoying the scent of over 2,500 roses
Each season brings with it something new, transforming the scene with fresh displays to explore. For more information about what you can see all year round, please visit our Seasonal Highlights section.
Our guide to the Garden Highlights indicates which flowers, plants and trees within The Savill Garden are most attractive at the moment, so you can plan your visit accordingly.
A small tree with attractive peeling papery bark. An excellent choice of tree for year round interest.
Arbutus X andrachnoides
This inter specific hybrid strawberry tree has attractive cinnamon red bark. A lime tolerant species that is quite hardy, it flowers during late autumn and early winter.
One of several cultivars introduced recently to The Savill Garden's Winter beds.
A delightful species that deserves greater recognition, this hardy perennial commonly known as the Christmas Rose flowers prolifically through mid-winter.
Willows are ideal for damp locations and provide dramatic impact, particularly when planted in a sunny spot.
Cornus Sanguinea 'Anny's Winter Orange'
A striking introduction to the Winter Beds. Dogwoods are a colourful asset through autumn and winter.
Betula var utilis Grayswood Ghost
We hold a National Collection of all the Betula utilis varieties across Savill and Valley Gardens.
One of the impressive varieties of Mahonia from our National Collection
Miscanthus 'Ferner Osten'
A popular compact grass which reflects the light beautifully in the Rose Garden.
Good display of flowers
Peak of display and looking spectacular
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.
The Savill Garden is easily accessible, with a fairly even terrain that is suitable for both wheelchairs and buggies. For adult visitors with disabilities, we also allow an accompanying able-bodied companion to visit The Savill Garden free of charge, if you require. Disabled facilities, including toilets (accessible with a radar key) are clearly sign-posted in The Savill Building.
Dedicated parking spaces are available close to the entrance of The Savill Building, and we have a limited number of non-motorised wheelchairs available to borrow, for use in The Savill Garden and The Savill Building. Please note, wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. We do not have electric mobility scooters, but if you have your own then you are very welcome to use it.
There are plenty of clearly marked wheelchair accessible paths throughout the Garden, as well as several benches and seated areas where you can relax and enjoy the views. Please be aware, although the main circular route around the Garden is wheelchair accessible, there is a section with a slight descent and ascent when returning to The Savill Building, meaning that companions will need to be fit and able-bodied in order to push a wheelchair in these areas!
The award-winning Savill Building serves as a visitor centre for The Savill Garden and wider Great Park. It was opened in 2006 by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, Ranger of Windsor Great Park. The wooden grid shell architecture, designed by Glenn Howells, has been constructed from sustainable timber sources from within Windsor Great Park.
Its undulating oak roof has been shaped to look like a rippling leaf, and blends seamlessly with the tall mature oak trees surrounding its perimeter. The Savill Garden measures an impressive 90 metres long and has won a number of architectural awards - including the International Architecture Award - Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design 2008, and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional and National awards 2007.
The Savill Garden Membership
Membership of The Savill Garden comes with a host of benefits:
Unlimited access all year round to The Savill Garden for you and a guest
Free car parking at The Savill Garden car park
Priority booking for Garden events
Gift Shop and Plant Centre savings
Opportunity to upgrade to free car parking at all Windsor Great Park car parks