Guidance for visitors to Windsor Great Park
Your safety, the safety of our staff and other Park visitors is our utmost priority.
Before you leave home
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.
The Savill Building
The Savill Building will close on 05 November until 03 December. Temporary toilet facilities are available.
The Savill Garden
The Savill Garden will close on 05 November until 03 December.
The Christmas tree shop
This will open on 03 December. Find out more here.
The children's play area - Obelisk Lawn
This area will remain closed.
Virginia Water Pavilion
Firstly, try The Savill Garden car park at TW20 0UJ. Other areas of the Great Park are within easy reach of this car park.
The following are also open:
The car park at The Valley Gardens remains closed.
For Members of Buttersteep and Swinley Park, these car parks will remain open.
More information about car parking can be found here.
Cycling in Windsor Great Park
More information about cycling can be found here.
Motorised transport in Windsor Great Park
Windsor Great Park is an operational rural estate as well as a place for residents and our staff. Please be aware that authorised vehicles do move within the Park.
All other forms of motorised transport are not permitted within the Great Park. Examples include:
Catering facilities in Windsor Great Park
The following reduced take-away catering will be available:
Friends of The Savill Garden and Members
We are constantly reviewing the situation and, should Government advice change, or public safety be compromised, we will impose further closures or restrictions.
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.
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.
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