In line with Government advice, the Great Park currently remains open for you to take essential exercise, if you live locally. (You shouldn’t travel outside of your village, town or area of the city you live in).
To help keep everybody safe, when in the Park you must follow Government national lockdown rules.
Your safety, the safety of our staff and other Park visitors is our utmost priority. We will not hesitate to impose tighter restrictions if safety is compromised.
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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.
If you are taking your daily exercise and are parking at The Savill Garden, please be aware of roadworks on Wick Road scheduled for the 25 January. Diversion signs will be in place.
Please can horse riders use the road from Timber Lodge crossroads to the cross-over point to the horse track leading to Ox Pond. This is due to the ground conditions of the adjacent horse track..
Timber harvesting in Swinley Forest
The Deer Park will be closed on Tuesday 26 January for operational reasons.
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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.