It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. We extend our deepest sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and all members of the Royal Family.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was the Ranger of the Great Park for nearly 70 years and during this time his impact on one of the most recognised landscapes in the world has been immense. He has provided guidance and insight to our team to help them manage the Great Park and the wider estate, from the farms to the wildlife to the ancient woodlands, ensuring it can continue to offer a rich sanctuary for all, for generations to come. We will miss him greatly and there is no doubt that his influence will continue to be seen in our work across the Great Park.
His Royal Highness’s commitment to protecting the Great Park for the long-term can be best summed up in his own words: “The management of land is a very long-term business and the best results can only be achieved if there is confidence and continuity. We are enjoying the gardens and avenues and amenities planted by previous generations and it is because I feel myself to be a temporary custodian that I am planting for future generations.”
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The Windsor Estate extends to 15,800 acres of which Windsor Great Park is 4500 acres.
The Crown Estate is responsible for managing Windsor Great Park as part of its Windsor Estate.
The Crown Estate is an independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament. We invest in and manage some of the UK’s most important and best loved assets, underpinned by an investment strategy focussing on our core sectors of London’s West End, dominant regional retail and leisure, agricultural and strategic land, and offshore wind. The value of our business stands at £11.5 billion and we return all profits to the Treasury, returning more than £2.2billion over the last 10 years.
Our role is to make sure that the land and property we invest in and manage are sustainably worked, developed and enjoyed to deliver the best value over the long term. At the heart of how we work is an astute, considered, collaborative approach that helps us create success for our business and those we work with. We call this conscious commercialism.
Visit The Crown Estate website here.
The public stretch of the Long Walk running from Cambridge Gates at Windsor Castle to The Copper Horse statue is 2.65 miles (4.26 km) long.
For all queries regarding individual trees, scheduled works to trees or questions regarding ownership and responsibility please contact the Crown Estate arboriculture team on [email protected]
The Savill Garden covers an area of 35 acres.
Lost property can be reported here.
Accessibility for disabled visitors can be found on our Disabled Access page.
Terms and conditions of membership for the following members can be found here:
Direct Debit payments will always come out of your account on the 01st of the month. We will notify you at least 10 working days prior to your renewal so that you have the time to update us with any changes.
More information about our membership can be found here.
Membership allows you to share your membership card within the same household to park your car at any of these Windsor Great Park car parks:
The other benefits of membership can only be used by the individual whose photo is on the membership card.
Membership is specific to you, not your car. So it doesn't matter if you come in a different car.
Your plastic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card will be automatically updated on our system, so you won't need a replacement card. Please do not throw it away.
If you wish to renew your membership you must do so within 3-months of the expiry date. After this time, to protect your personal data, we will delete your records from our database and you will have to apply for new membership.
Adding a second cardholder to your membership is not a problem. This can only be done at the time of renewal. Please ask a member of the team at The Savill Building for more information.
Not to worry, just let a member of the team know at The Savill Building and they will issue a new one for you.
That's OK ... just let us know next time you visit The Savill Building and a member of the team will update our systems for you. Alternatively you can email us at: [email protected]
We welcome our local residents to The Savill Garden.
Yes, we do have a 2 for 1 offer when Windsor and Maidenhead or Egham advantage card holders purchase an adult day ticket to enter The Savill Garden. This must be done online using the promotion code that you will be able to find on their website.
You must show your Windsor and Maidenhead or Egham Advantage Card when collecting your tickets. If you are not able to do this, our staff will charge for the additional ticket.
Sorry but we do not usually offer any discounts to RHS or National Trust members.
However, the named RHS member can visit The Savill Garden for free from 01 - 30 June inclusive. This offer does not apply to any guests of RHS members.
Visitors accompanying RHS members will need to pre-book their tickets here. You will be asked to show your valid RHS membership card on entry.
Please email [email protected] to register your interest for an annual car park membership for Buttersteep Rise and Swinley Park and a member of the team will contact you.
Annual cost: £125
Capacity has now been reached and any more requests will be added to a waitlist.
No barbecues, fires or gas stoves are permitted in any part of Windsor Great Park.
No, picnicking is not permitted in The Savill Garden, however there is a picnic area on Obelisk Lawn (situated adjacent to The Savill Garden). Access to Obelisk Lawn is free* and includes a small children's playground.
*Car parking charges apply.
We have several lakes and lots of waterbirds nesting in the Great Park. It is great fun to bring your children along and feed the ducks but here is some helpful information about the most healthy snacks for our feathered friends - canalrivertrust.org.uk
Horse riding and carriage driving is only permitted in the Great Park by Members. More information can be found here.
The award-winning Royal Windsor Information Centre is centrally located in Windsor Royal Shopping and can help with many different aspects of your trip. You can buy tickets for many local attractions and events over the counter or from their online shop.
The public areas of Windsor Great Park are open throughout the year and there is always so much to see.
The is always so much to enjoy in The Savill Garden, whether it be Spring Wood, The Summer Gardens and Summer Wood, Autumn Wood or the Winter Beds and of course the seasonal displays in the Queen Elizabeth Temperate
The astonishing Punchbowl display peaks in May. The actual date that the display reaches its peak is weather dependent.
Please email The Crown Estate Operations Manager with details of your commercial activity at [email protected]
Please email The Crown Estate Operations Manager with details of your commercial activity at [email protected].
Please complete the 'Request for a charity competition prize' form on our Contact Us page. Please allow a minimum of 28 days prior to your event.
Film and media students can contact our filming team to request permission to use the woodland locations around Virginia Water lake. We do not charge a location fee, although students do have to follow a similar process to commercial film crews.
Please complete the application form on our Contact Us page. You will need the following information:
We ask that all requests are submitted as early as possible, as the approval process can take 3 to 5 business days, and not all applications are successful.
Please complete our application form on the Contact Us page.
It is the responsibility of the photographer to undertake full risk assessments prior to any photo-shoots and have the necessary Public Liability Insurance in place. The shoots should in no way impact or inconvenience any other visitors' enjoyment of Windsor Great Park. Commercial shoots will attract a suitable license fee.
I would like to use Windsor Great Park, Buttersteep, Swinley Park or Swinley Forest as photographic or film location. Who should I speak to about commercial photography and filming in Windsor Great Park?
We do not hold a licence to conduct wedding ceremonies at The Savill Garden.
Couples may have pre-wedding photographs taken at Virginia Water lake, under the following conditions:
The shoot must be restricted to the couple and the photographer and should in no way impact or inconvenience any other visitors' enjoyment of Windsor Great Park.
Wedding photographs on The Long Walk
Couples may have wedding photographs taken on the Long Walk, under the following conditions:
Windsor Great Park is a popular location and hosts many events throughout the year and so we cannot guarantee exclusivity of its locations for any pre-wedding or wedding photo-shoots.
It is the responsibility of the photographer to undertake full risk assessments prior to the shoot and have the necessary Public Liability Insurance in place.
How to apply for permission:
Please complete the application form on our Contact Us page. You will need the following information:
The Crown Estate does permit the scattering of ashes within Windsor Great Park, for which no charge is levied.
The Crown Estate appreciates that this activity is often very personal, difficult and sensitive and the utmost respect and privacy will be shown to all concerned. However, there are several important provisos which need to be taken into account and which are best made clear at the outset -
Assuming these conditions are acceptable please contact us with the following information:
Please complete the application form on our Contact Us page. Please contact us at least ten (10) working days prior to when you wish to visit the Great Park.
The Crown Estate reserves the right to refuse permission for this activity should any element be deemed unacceptable.
Please refer to your receipt for our refund & returns policy and for any queries please complete the Savill Garden Visitor Centre, shop and restaurant enquiry form on our Contact Us page.
We ask that you book your group visits with our Group Bookings Co-ordinator so that we can ensure your experience is a smooth as possible when you arrive at The Savill Garden. The spring and summer months can be particularly popular and so we advise that you book early to avoid disappointment. If you would like to discuss a group visit to The Savill Garden, please call Helen, our group bookings co-ordinator, on 01753 860222 or email [email protected].
We do offer rates for groups of 10 or more people.
If you are a travel trade customer then speak to Helen Buckham, our group bookings co-ordinator, about whether you could qualify for our special trade customer rates on 01753 847543.