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The Savill Garden to host the RHS Early Spring Ornamental Plant Show
3 April 2017
Windsor Great Park’s world famous Savill Garden will, for the first time, host the RHS Early Spring Ornamental Plant Show alongside its ‘Carnival of Colour’ Season. The Show will open at 11.30am on 8 April with the presentation of the RHS trophies for winning blooms and displays, and will run until 9 April.
Visitors will be able to view hundreds of plant varieties on show from premier gardens and growers across the country, including the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Exbury Garden, High Beeches, Standon and the Isabella Plantation. Experts from The Savill Garden’s own team, as well as horticulturists from the RHS Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group, the International Camellia Society and Plant Heritage will be on hand to talk to visitors.
Hosted tours of The Savill Garden will take place at 12.30pm on the Saturday and 11am on Sunday. Tours are free but are limited to 25 people per tour. Visitors will be able to sign up for the tour at the Show.
Entry into the RHS Early Ornamental Spring Plant Show is free with standard paid entry into The Savill Garden and is also free for Friends and Members of The Savill Garden as well as Members of the RHS and Plant Heritage.
The RHS Show will be one of the highlights of The Savill Garden’s ‘Carnival of Colour’ which launched on 1 April and celebrates spring as the Garden bursts into life with rainbow colours and beautiful blooms.
The Savill Garden is already renowned internationally for its unique collection of plants – especially its award winning Rhododendrons – and this combined with the fresh planting by the Garden team over the winter months, created specifically with dazzling colour in mind, make this spring one of the most exciting times for garden lovers to visit, or re-visit, the Garden.
The start of April also sees, within The Savill Building, the arrival of an exciting new dining experience, The Savill Garden Kitchen. With a wide range of hot meals, home-made pizzas, healthy salads, kids’ favourites and a Terrace BBQ, as well as a great range of teas, coffees and drinks from the bar, this new restaurant provides superb food in a relaxed environment.
John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens at Windsor, comments: “Spring this year is particularly glorious, as so many plants have all come into flower very early. It is a great time to visit The Savill Garden, enhanced by the RHS Show which we are honoured to host for the first time. The blooms and displays there, alongside our own, will provide inspiration to all Garden lovers.
“The ‘Carnival of Colour’ Season has been designed to celebrate the vibrancy of The Garden and Spring blooms, and we encourage everyone – from gardening experts to novices, to lovers of the outdoors - to immerse themselves in colour this spring.”
Entry to The Savill Garden is priced at £10.50 per person, with children 16 and under free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Annual membership to The Savill Garden costs £58 per person (and includes entry for one guest with children under 16 free when accompanied by the member). Double membership (for those living at the same address) is £75.50.