Visit to Savill Garden Windsor Great Park

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The Savill Garden is a delightful haven of gardens, woodland and seasonal displays. We will be visiting in May when the Azaleas should be in full bloom. In addition in the woodland area of the garden there will be displays of trilliums, erythroniums and primulas. The garden is popular not only for families but also for those who love photography and nature.

The garden was Commissioned by King George V and created by Eric Savill in 1932.  He opened the Savill Garden to the public in 1951 and was involved in managing Windsor Great Park from 1930 to 1970 and was Director of Gardens in the Park from 1962 to 1970.

When George V and Queen Mary first visited the new garden being created in Windsor Great Park, the Queen commented to the park’s deputy ranger at the time, Eric Savill, ‘It’s very nice Mr Savill, but isn’t it rather small?’ At 35 acres, the Bog Garden, as it was then known, may not be particularly big by royal standards, but it’s now considered one of the most important gardens created in the UK in the 20th century.

Entrance tickets can be purchased on the Savill Garden website. Cost per adult £14.50

 

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