The Savill Garden is now open for Friends and Members as well as a limited number of pre-paid tickets. The Gift Shop, Plant Centre and toilets at The Savill Building are now open for Friends, Members and customers visiting The Savill Garden.
Face-coverings must be worn by all visitors inside The Savill Building from Friday 24 July.
Face-coverings can be removed whilst in the Garden as well as seated in the restaurant but must be re-applied when moving around inside the Building. Please ask a member of the team if you have any questions.
Firstly, try The Savill Garden car park at TW20 0UJ.
The following are also open:
Virginia Water South
Wick Road is open to Members only
Ranger's Gate and Cranbourne Gate
The car park at The Valley Gardens remains closed.
Cycling in Windsor Great Park
Always cycle slowly, considerately and two metres apart
Only cycle on metalled roads
The Deer Park is closed to bicycles
Catering facilities in Windsor Great Park
The Savill Garden Kitchen is open with a reduced menu. The terrace is open from 9am - 11am for teas, coffees and pastries and then the lunch menu is available from 11.30am - 4pm.
The following reduced take-away catering will be available:
The Potting Shed at The Savill Building from 9am - 6pm
Obelisk Lawn from 9am - 5pm
The Totem Pole – ice cream van
The Valley Gardens
Please note - there may be occasions where our team will ask you to move on if an area is becoming too crowded. Please respect their request.
We are constantly reviewing the situation and should Government advice change, or public safety be compromised, we will not hesitate to impose further closures or restrictions.
A progressive independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament. Our portfolio includes the whole of Regent Street and much of St James’s in London’s West End, prime regional shopping centres, Windsor Great Park, rural land and coastline, and the UK’s seabed.
Windsor Great Park is known for its native oaks and ancient woodland, and designated as an SSSI and an SAC for grassland areas as well as its trees.
Windsor Great Park and forest has one of the largest collections of ancient and veteran oak trees that remain anywhere in northern Europe. This area is important not only historically, but also environmentally, as our trees and grasslands support a diverse range of wildlife. It is for this reason that you will see some fallen trees, as these are intentionally left alone to provide natural habitats, and make the woodland richer. Visit our page on Dead Wood Habitats for more information.
Our long-term tree planting programme ensures that we are creating well-balanced woodland that encompasses a spread of generations and varieties. We achieve this by continually monitoring the tress, planting a variety of native species, and thinning when necessary – and we are also introducing a greater proportion of species such as hawthorn, rowan and native cherries. These species are particularly valuable for wildlife as they provide an excellent source of food for insects, which enables them to thrive.
Many of the older oak trees and monoliths which tower above our woods and parkland are recorded as being between 500 and 1,000 years old. We also have over 125 Champion Trees across the Great Park, which are each clearly marked. This prestigious accolade is awarded to the tallest tree and/or the tree with the greatest girth of its kind in the UK, by the Tree Register of the British Isles (TROBI).
Another important function of the ongoing work within the Park is to survey and identify the many varieties of grass species that we have. We then use this information to help inform the management techniques that need to be employed in order to develop the spread and variety of grass species.