October visit to The Savill Garden
Friday, 21st October at 2pm.
We are delighted to offer members this opportunity to visit The Savill Garden, part of The Great Park, Windsor. This unique garden was developed under Royal patronage dating back to George VI, and The Savill Garden has been cared for and developed into the wonderful Garden we can visit this month.
Eric Savill was appointed as Deputy Surveyor in 1931, and began working on the Garden in the winter of 1932, with the support of George VI. From the original rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas planted by Eric Savill to the Queen Elizabeth rose - planted to mark Queen Elizabeth II becoming our longest-reigning monarch - The Savill Garden team continues to respect the traditions of the Garden whilst, every year, introducing new and exciting plantings and displays from around the world.
There are beautifully designed gardens and woodlands which can be enjoyed by everyone who visits. In the autumn there are stunning Japanese maples which offer a tapestry of autumn tints. Next spring 2023, we plan a return visit, when the gardens will be alive with magnolias, azaleas, and tulips, all in bloom, which will provide a dramatic contrast to the current autumnal scenes.
The Savill Building, where we shall initially assemble, was opened in 2006 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh - Ranger of Windsor Great Park 1952 - 2021.
Our visit will be unique as we shall hosted by two of Savill Garden’s expert guides: Sian Thomas and Liz Howells. Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the pleasant café, to purchase light refreshments at your leisure.
The cost of parking, in the car park adjacent to The Savill Garden Visitor Centre, will be included in the price of your ticket. There are cloakrooms on site, and there is also a gift shop with interesting gifts and a Plant Centre with lovely plants for sale.
There are a maximum of 24 places available - so early booking is recommendd
NOTE: For those who are already Friends of Savill Gardens, entry is free, therefore DO NOT apply through Eventbrite, but send an e-mail, requesting your place, to Kim Hacker.
All areas of the garden and Centre are accessible, including the well-appointed toilets. Please let Kim know as soon as you have booked if you think you may have access difficulties. Amateur photography and filming (including mobile phones) are welcome
Queries: Please contact Kim by email at BerksGTmembership@gmail.com or Alison Mihail or Deborah James by email at BerksGTenquiries@gmail.com
Cost: Tickets are £12 for members and £14 for non-members.