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.
Our team are working constantly to ensure that we keep the highest standards here at Windsor Great Park, to preserve this special place for future generations.
We will always do our best to let you know if essential work is taking place that may affect your visit. Please check the information below for general information and to see what’s happening around Windsor Great Park.
The Savill Building will be closed from 6 March for 3 weeks. The Savill Garden continues to be open. There will be temporary shop and public toilets. There is a reduced menu available in the restaurant. Car park charges apply.
The children's playground on Obelisk Lawn will be closed from 27 - 31 March for essential maintenance.
Areas of The Valley Gardens are currently closed due to tree management operations.
Blue Green Algae at Obelisk Pond, Virginia Water lake and Wick Pond. Dogs must not enter the water and fishing is currently suspended on this pond. We are looking into resolving this issue as soon as possible. Here is more information from the Environment Agency.
Due to a technical fault, Valley Gardens and Wick Road car parks are currently only accessible to visitors with an Annual Car Park Pass
Some temporary track closures in place at Swinley Forest due to forestry operations.
At times, there is likely to be disruption along the Ribblesdale horse track (Blacknest Gate to Dukes Lane). China Bridge, which is half way up the track, requires some essential repairs. This involves the track being closed at times. Please bear with us during these periods and thank you for your patience.
A major refurbishment programme is underway in The Savill Building, with the creation of a completely new Savill Kitchen restaurant, and the introduction of new heating and lighting systems. The Savill Garden remains open and there is a significantly reduced catering operation in the restaurant.
It will be necessary to close The Savill Building from 6 March for 3 weeks. During this time The Savill Garden will remain open, and temporary shop, catering, toilet and admission facilities will be made available. The new Savill Kitchen will open at the end of March in plenty of time for the RHS Early Spring Show which is being hosted in The Savill Garden on the weekend of 8 and 9 April.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
In line with its policy of striving to maintain the quality of the visitor experience at Windsor Great Park, The Crown Estate’s Windsor Team took a decision to close the public access gates at both Wick Lane junction with the A30 and the gate opposite the ACS on the A30. Anti-social behaviour in this isolated area of the Great Park as well as the increase in litter and dog waste has become an increasing concern.
Public feedback has been noted and The Crown Estate is in dialogue with local residents concerned by this proposed closure.
In order to allow for a consultation period to take place, the decision has been taken to defer closure of the gate so that the causes and potential solutions can be explored with users of these access gates. The gate on the Wick Lane junction is currently being closed at overnight.
The Crown Estate remains committed to safeguarding Windsor Great Park for the 5 million visitors it receives every year and for future generations.
While care should be taken at all times in regards to the wildlife in Windsor Great Park, particular attention should be paid in The Deer Park during rutting season (September to November), when the deer can be much more unpredictable. It is important to treat the deer, and all wildlife, with great respect and caution.
Windsor Great Park and Forest is an international site of conservation, and some of the UK’s most important locations for fungi are found here. As such, the collection of fungi is strictly prohibited in Windsor Great Park. The ancient trees and acid grasslands are left as undisturbed as possible to create a unique habitat for fungal growth, resulting in an impressive collection of rare and interesting varieties. The collection of fruit bodies (mushrooms and toadstools), however, threatens the future of these species, and the other species they help to grow.
We ask all visitors to comply with the following measures:
No collection of mushrooms and toadstools for any purpose is permitted.
Causing damage to, picking, or discarding unwanted fruit bodies is prohibited.
Anyone caught picking fungi will have any mushrooms or toadstools confiscated and may face prosecution.