Green flowers surrounded by four large creamy-white petals

The Savill Garden

The Savill Garden is a 35-acre haven of gardens, woodland and seasonal displays. 

Commissioned by George V and created by Eric Savill in 1932, this special place has delighted nature lovers, photographers, friends and families. An entrance fee was first charged in 1953. Today, we offer day tickets or memberships for repeat visitors.  

For the best price, book your tickets online up to 9am on the day of your visit. If you have not visited The Savill Garden before, explore the Garden below and take a look at the pre-booking information.

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A Garden for all seasons

Generations of plant-hunters have brought back numerous specimens to be nurtured here. From the Himalayan flowers of the Winter Beds to the fragrant summer roses. Whenever you visit, there will always be something special to see.

Here’s what you might expect throughout the seasons:

Spring

“Few other gardens can boast the range of plant material that make up the spring displays for which The Savill Garden is rightly famed.”

John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens

In exceptional years, spring can begin as early as late February with the appearance of magnolias, or it might be as late as April before we see the drifts of crocus followed by thousands of dwarf daffodils in the Alpine Meadow.

Generally, any visit from the middle of March onwards and you will be rewarded with a host of early flowers.

Season highlights

March

  • The Spring Wood comes alive

April

  • Swathes of crocus and dwarf daffodils
  • The Garden is awash with our National Collection of Magnolias and award-winning rhododendrons
  • Stunningly beautiful flowering Japanese cherry trees

May

  • Woodland highlights including: trilliums, erythroniums and primulas
  • Dazzling Azaleas
An open bud of Magnolia Eric Savill.
Summer

“The Garden in the summer is a continuous delight, with spectacular shows of colour throughout the themed areas.”

John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens

Season highlights

June

  • The borders are a wonderful display of seasonality with old fashioned scented French musk roses inter-planted with a wide range of shrubs and perennials
  • The Dry Garden, the first of its kind in the UK has ben planted with a Mediterranean feel including great swathes of South African Angel’s Fishing Rods, many of which are noted for their silver foliage and herbal scents. This part of the Garden is definitely one for the ‘water wise’ to take inspiration
  • Lose yourself amongst the many delicate soothing colours of the beautifully designed Golden Jubilee Garden, designed for the 50th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in 2002
  • Take in the scent of the contemporary Rose Garden with its viewing platform that looks over the roses as well as the garden beyond

July and August

  • Herbaceous Borders delight with ribbons of vibrant colour
  • Take a break from the sun with a shady walk in The Hidden Garden
  • Stand in awe as the Garden presents you with blooming Hydrangeas in Summer Wood
  • The Dry Garden continues to display wonderful gems such as South African Berkheya and golden spires of the Mediterranean Verbascum and purple Echium in amongst the prairie grasses
Herbaceous border, The Savill Garden, Summer.
Autumn

“Autumn in The Savill Garden is such an exciting time of the year to see the brightly changing palette of colours

John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens

Japanese maples, sweetgums, hickories and tupelo trees set the gardens alight with a palette of colours.

Beneath the canopies of the large trees, autumn bulbs of the colchicum, cyclamen and crocus emerge to put on subtle displays of colour.

Autumn is also a time when many birds come to the Garden to feed on the seeds and fruit of a huge range of plants, especially the mountain ash, hollies and grasses in the Dry Garden. 

Season highlights

September

  • The New Zealand Garden, with long swaying grasses changing colour in the wind
  • Strong colours and continued flowering in the Herbaceous Borders and The Summer Wood

October

  • The Autumn Wood blazes in glorious colours

November

  • National Collection of Mahonias
Collection of Hydrangeas in The Savill Garden.
Winter

“The Savill Garden is recognised as having one of the finest designed and landscaped Winter Gardens in the country.”

John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens

From mid-November to mid-March on a bright sunny winters day, the Garden comes alive with such vibrancy from the massed planting of selected Dogwood Willows, heavily scented Himalayan Daphnes and a variety of other bulbs.

You will be captivated by shrubs and trees noted for their colourful trunks, foliage and aromatic scented flowers.

Around the gardens, you will also discover various winter-flowering camellias. Be sure to visit The Queen Elizabeth Temperate House which always has something of interest.

Special highlights include winter flowering Mahonias, Australian correas and South African heathers, and not to mention tree ferns as well as a range of unusual climbers. 

Season highlights

December

  • Dogwoods, beautifully displayed for their rich vibrant stems

January and February

  • The Winter Garden is full of the scent of Daphnes as well as colour from flowering snowdrops, Iris, daffodils and hellebores
Daphne in flower.
Large rounded purple flower heads on tall green stalks.

Prices and booking information

Summer from 4 March 2024
In advance onlineOn the day
Adult£14.50£16.95
CarerFree Free
Child (5-15 years)£7.50£8.50
Toddler (2-4 years)FreeFree
  • Book online up to 9am on the day of your visit for the advance online price and go straight to the Garden entry gate to avoid a queue at the ticket desk
  • A carer is 16+years who is providing support to an individual with disability related needs. Support documents are required. Please see below for full information
  • Children and toddlers must be accompanied by an adult
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The Savill Garden frequently asked questions

Where is The Savill Garden? 

Take a look at the Windsor Great Park map & guide.  

Can I pay with cash? 

Payment across the Estate is by debit or credit card only.  

Do you offer any discounts to visit The Savill Garden? 

Discounts are available throughout the year to visit The Savill Garden to members of the following schemes:

The offer is:

  • 2-for-1 entry to The Savill Garden. One (1) free adult entry when accompanied by a full paying adult

Or

  • 50% off one (1) adult entry to The Savill Garden when visiting as a single adult traveller

Tickets must be purchased at the ticket desk. The discount is off of the ‘on the day’ price listed above and subject to the terms and conditions listed below.

Terms & Conditions

  • A valid Advantage Card, Blue Light Card, Defence Discount Card or Gardener’s World Magazine Card must be presented when purchasing tickets. Failure to show a valid scheme membership card will mean entrance into The Savill Garden will be charged at the full ‘on the day’ price listed above
  • Discount cannot be applied after purchase
  • Photocopies will not be accepted
  • Offer cannot be used for concessions, groups or in conjunction with any other offer
  • No cash alternative
RHS Members Partner Gardens scheme

We are delighted to offer entry to The Savill Garden as part of the RHS Members Partner Gardens scheme.

The offer is:

  • Free entry for the primary RHS Member, one (1) only
  • 01 June 2024 – 30 June 2024
  • 01 September 2024 – 30 September 2024
  • Free parking in The Savill Garden & Adventure Play car park for one (1) car.

Ticket must be collected at the ticket desk. Please ask a team member in The Savill Garden Visitor Centre to validate your car park ticket. Entry is subject to the terms and conditions listed below.

Terms & Conditions

  • A valid RHS Member Card must be presented when purchasing tickets. Failure to show a valid RHS Member Card will mean entrance into The Savill Garden will be charged at the full ‘on the day’ price listed above
  • Discount cannot be applied after purchase
  • Photocopies will not be accepted
  • Offer cannot be used for concessions, groups or in conjunction with any other offer
  • No cash alternative
Does entry to The Savill Garden also include Adventure Play? 

Adventure Play is a separately ticketed visitor attraction and does not include entry to The Savill Garden.

Parking at The Savill Garden? 

Car parking is free in The Savill Garden & Adventure Play car park with paid entry to The Savill Garden. As you enter the car park, please collect a car park ticket. After visiting please ask a team member to validate your car park ticket so that you do not have to pay for parking on exit. More information about car parking at Windsor Great park can be found here.

Garden entry rules

If you have not visited The Savill Garden before, please familiarise yourself with our Garden rules. This will help us to look after the Garden and keep it a peaceful place for all to enjoy. The following items cannot be taken in to or removed from the Garden:

No pets or animals icon.

Pets or animals of any nature except registered support dogs and emotional assistance dogs. (For emotional assistance dogs you will need to present a letter from your GP at the time of your visit).

No music icon.

Musical instruments and sound systems.

No picnics icon.

Picnics – including drinks and food in disposable wrappers.

No balls, frisbees and balloons icon.

Balls, frisbees, balloons or any other similar item.

No scooters, bikes, roller skates icon.

Scooters, bikes, roller skates and other forms of personal transport (excluding those for disabled visitor access such as wheelchairs and personal mobility vehicles).

No picking of flowers, plants, fungi or fallen timber icon.

Photos of the Garden are great for social sharing. Please do not pick flowers, remove, or disturb plants, fungi or fallen timber.

Accessibility

Is The Savill Garden and The Savill Garden Visitor Centre accessible?

For our visitors with access requirements, we work with AccessAble to provide detailed access guides for popular areas of Windsor Great Park.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available for loan to visit The Savill Garden. They cannot be reserved and are issued on a first come first served basis.

Is there a reduced entry price to The Savill Garden for disabled visitors and carers?

Disabled visitors are entitled to one (1) free carer ticket. Supporting documents for the disabled visitor will be required on arrival to collect or purchase your Garden entry ticket. If you are not able to present any of the below supporting documents for the disabled visitor, the carer will be charged for a full price adult ticket.

What supporting documents are needed to redeem a ticket for a carer?

When collecting your pre-booked carer ticket or when purchasing one for the day, one of the listed supporting documents for the disabled visitor must be presented at The Savill Garden Visitor Centre:

  • A valid Access Card – information on how to get an Access Card
  • A valid Blue Badge – information about a Blue Badge and how to apply
  • Proof of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • A letter of award for Attendance Allowance
  • An Incapacity Benefit book or letter confirming that the recipient has been awarded Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • A BD8 or Certificate of Visual Impairment

If you are not able to present any of the supporting documents, the carer will be charged for a full price adult ticket.

Who can be considered a carer?

A carer must be a person aged 16 years or over who is providing help and support to an individual that is visiting The Savill Garden with disability-related needs.

Are dogs permitted in The Savill Garden?
  • Registered assistance dogs are welcome in all public access areas across The Windsor Estate. If your dog does not respond to recall then it should be on a lead
  • Emotional support dogs are welcome in The Savill Garden. Please present a letter from your GP at the Welcome Desk on the day of your visit
  • All permitted dogs visiting The Savill Garden should be on a short, solid lead
  • Therapy dogs are not permitted in The Savill Garden for the reason that these dogs are not trained to live with a specific individual and are not trained to support or respond to the handler’s specific needs

Find out more about dog walking in Windsor Great Park.

Expected behaviour for assistance dogs and emotional support dogs
Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are highly trained to:

  • not jump up
  • not wander freely
  • sit or lie down at their owners feet
  • bark only when alerting their handler to an emergency
Emotional support dogs

We would expect a similar degree of behaviour for emotional support dogs. Should your companion become uncomfortable in the space, or not be behaving appropriately around other visitors, we ask that you remove them from the Building or Garden to allow them to regain their calm and focus before being re-admitted. This may also help them to more quickly respond to your needs.

If possible, arrangements can also be made for you to return on a separate occasion without your emotional support dog.

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