- 1 About Savill Garden
- 1.1 The Glasshouse
- 1.2 Whats new in Savill Garden
- 1.3 How to get to Savill Garden
- 1.4 Things to do in Savill Garden – Day Trip from London
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Savill Garden – Day Trip from London is a hidden gem close to the Royal residence of Windsor Castle and a place less know about. With history dating back to the 1930’s the garden has been a favorite of the Royals. One of the best things to do in Richmond upon Thames.
Designed and created by the master landscaper Sir Eric Savill it is an all season garden with flora from across the globe.
About Savill Garden
The garden has developed under the patronage of Kings and Queens and was created in the 1930s by Sir Eric Savill.
The park’s ranger is the Duke of Edinburgh and the Royal’s have expressed much interest and keeping this park in the best shape.
A fine example of their patronage is the Jubilee and Rose Garden that Her Majesty the Queen opened in 2010.
Savill Garden is spread over 35 acres and is a collection of several smaller interconnecting gardens with flower and fauna from across the world. There are distinct names for each garden such as the Hidden Gardens, Spring Wood, Summer Wood and the Winter Beds.
Savill Garden is a great place to spend a quiet day out or a fun day with the entire family.
One of the main attraction of Savill Garden is the ever so popular rose garden.
It has a small bridge in the shape of ship which gives you a great view overlooking garden.
There is a glasshouse and lake as well and you can spend anything from a few minutes to a whole day exploring the Savill Garden.
This natural haven of beautifully designed gardens and woodland can be enjoyed by everyone. From dedicated horticulturists to those who just want to spend a relaxing day out with family or friends.
Whats new in Savill Garden
Each season brings something new and transforms the park which gives its visitors something new to discover. For more information about whats happening you can visit their website and find out the Seasonal Highlights.
How to get to Savill Garden
Savill Garden is a train ride away from Central London and is close to the historic town of Windsor.
It is in close proximity of the Great Windsor Park and is easily accessible via train, bus, or taxi. You don’t have to drive to get to Savill Garden .
The nearest railway stations to Savill Garden are Egham, Windsor Central and Windsor Riverside, Ascot and Virginia Water.
- From London Paddington – First Great Western trains operate a service to Windsor Central via a change at Slough.
- South West Trains operate services from London Waterloo to the other stations.
- A taxi will be needed to complete your journey into the Park – this usually takes around 15 to 20 mins depending on traffic.
There are plenty of quiet corners to have a picnic, read a book, or just relax and enjoy a perfect summers day in this beautiful garden. It is one of those perfect places where you can escape your daily routine and spend some me time.
After walking through the park if you are hungry then head to the Savill Garden Kitchen. The Kitchen and restaurant has a small but perfect menu to refuel you. From a wood-fired pizza, salads and sandwiches to the more traditional English Afternoon Tea it has a decent selection. It also has an array of scrumptious cakes and pastries.
It offers great open spaces and floor to ceiling windows where you can sit and enjoy a with a refreshing drink and gaze out at the lush gardens.
If you fancy taking a piece of Savill Garden with you then head to the gift shop. The Gift shop supports British manufacturers and offers a range of souvenirs from delightful fragrances and greetings cards to educational toys and games. There is a huge selection of British products along with plants and garden accessories from the Royal Gardens.
If you are an art lover, the garden hosts exhibitions from time to time. I was lucky enough to witness one with impressive sculptures inspired by the natural world and surrounding of The Savill Garden.
Things to do in Savill Garden – Day Trip from London
- Have a picnic with friends and family on Obelisk Lawn.
- Take a long walk to the to the Copper Horse depicting George III on horse back.
- Lean about the history by taking a Royal Heritage Tour of Windsor Great Park.
- Visit the Windsor Great Park Environmental Centre.
- Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea at the cafe .
- Discover over 60 sculptures inspired by the natural world. ( Limited period).
- Pamper yourself with the finest British products from the gift Shop.
- Come fall in love at the Rose Garden.