Guidance for visitors to Windsor Great Park
Your safety, the safety of our staff and other Park visitors is our utmost priority, so please maintain social distancing at all times, staying at least two metres from people outside of your household. When meeting family and/or friends you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, you must not meet in a group of more than six (6), indoors or outdoors. Before visiting please familiarise yourselves with the latest Government guidelines. Please also refer to the guidelines about meeting others safely.
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 Gift Shop, Plant Centre and toilets at The Savill Building are open. On busier days you may need to queue.
The Savill Garden
The Savill Garden is open for Friends and Members as well as a limited number of pre-booked tickets.
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.
More information about car parking can be found here.
Cycling in Windsor Great Park
More information about cycling can be found here.
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.
During this time whilst we are operating a reduced service, we want to ensure that as many of our Visitors, Friends and Members are able to enjoy the restaurant facilities. Your table occupancy for dining is limited to one (1) hour with no return within two (2) hours. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
The following reduced take-away catering will be available:
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.
Art in the Garden is an open air art exhibition in The Savill Garden, created with the Surrey Sculpture Society, that runs from 23 September to 03 November. Members can access the exhibition with their membership but non-members must book tickets in advance online at windsorgreatpark.co.uk/art
This autumn exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of sculptures, strategically positioned throughout the gardens and will include 66 pieces by 42 artists, with all works for sale. Styles of sculptures will range from modern abstract to more classical styles, from fired earth, metal, glass, stone, wood and bronze - with each piece accompanied by the artist’s statement.
Andy Bendix, Surrey Sculpture Society’s Exhibition Manager, commented:
“It is with great pleasure and not a little relief that Surrey Sculpture Society will be returning for the third time this September to the amazing Savill Garden, a hidden gem in the heart of Windsor Great Park. Truly, after all the challenges of the last months, to be able to enjoy being part of this beautiful place, considered to be one of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens is like a dream come true.”
“The garden never fails to charm visitors who come to explore the contemporary and classically designed gardens and exotic woodland. We feel very privileged to display our work in such a beautiful setting and are delighted with the enthusiastic welcome back we have received. Visitors will find something to suit every taste and pocket and children love to follow the sculpture map.”
Visitors to the gardens will discover a wide range of sculptures carefully positioned throughout various areas of The Savill Garden, including the Hidden Gardens, Summer Gardens, New Zealand Garden, Summer Wood, The Glades, Autumn Wood and the Winter Beds. Further sculptures will be on display in The Queen Elizabeth II Temperate House and inside The Savill Building.
The ‘Art in the Garden’ event will feature sculptures created by members of the Surrey Sculpture Society, who range from new and emerging sculptors to internationally acclaimed sculptors from across the south of England. They have produced affordable and original sculptures made from a wide range of materials that can form eye-catching focal points in gardens, conservatories and interiors. All works will be for sale during the event.
John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens in Windsor Great Park commented:
“It’s great to be hosting the Surrey Sculpture Society in The Savill Garden, especially this year given the challenging times that we have been experiencing. We look forward to seeing new and familiar visitors embracing artistic and horticultural excellence in one of the most beautiful gardens in the country.”
Michelle Cleave, Supervisor of The Savill Garden commented:
“This year’s exhibition by the Surrey Sculpture Society builds on an exciting time for the Garden, with sensitively placed artworks both enhancing and complementing the landscape, drawing inspiration for the creative eye and providing new perspectives”.
The sculpture exhibition will be designed by SSS sculptor, Denise Jaques, who will be collaborating closely with The Savill Garden team, and she commented:
“Working with the seasons at Savill Garden is both exciting and challenging. We start planning in spring/summer, whilst visualising an autumn/winter exhibition. The Savill team have a wealth of knowledge and really understand how the Garden transitions throughout the seasons. It is so important to find the perfect position for each of the sculptures, whilst showing consideration to the changing palette of colour and texture. It is such a joy to see the sculptures finally in position complementing the Garden and the Garden complementing the sculptures.”
The Savill Garden has well planned Covid-19 safety procedures in place for visitors and staff - see the Visitor Updates before you visit for the latest guidance.