I’ve written about Savill Gardens before – I’m so lucky to live only 20 minutes away. Living in quite an urban area, I permanently have a longing to escape – back to my grass roots of being brought up in the countryside, surrounded by trees and wildlife and fresh air. So any chance I get, I escape the built up streets around my home. I find it hard to focus and be creative in the hubub of my home. So Savill Gardens is perfect for a lovely walk, some fresh air and beautiful gardens.
Situated in Windsor Great Park, just off Wick Lane near Englefield Green. There is ample parking right beside the visitors centre, a wonderful shop, plant centre, lovely restaurant and a cafe. Pay for the day or buy a years membership!
Whatever time of the year you visit, there is always something to enjoy. Right now, little moments of joyous colour are springing up. As the weather starts to warm up, those wonderful spring flowers are rising from the ground ready to breathe some life back into nature. Purple, yellow, pink, white, red, orange – colours to awaken the senses.
Spring really is one of my most favourite times of the year. I love the freshness of winter if there is sunshine and snow, I’m not so keen on the winds and rain and the sludgy mud. Nothing beats the promise of spring sunshine in my book.
Right now, there are plenty of snowdrops, crocuses and early daffodils appearing throughout the gardens. As well as the beautiful array of Helebores in all their vivid colours, clustered together in little tight families. The gardens are so neat, and despite the winter months nothing appears out of place and the gardeners are currently busy making repairs and getting the borders ready for spring.
In the spring woods the first Camelias are in bloom and the tight, bright buds of the rhododendrons are promising a burst of colour in the not too distant future. As the suns rays splinter through the branches of the trees, they light up patches of crocuses on the woodland floor.
Squirrels happily dance about looking for food (they’ve happily eaten all the buds of the Tulips in my own garden) and the Pheasants wander around peacefully and regally, less angrily looking for food!
The Cornus Sanguinea, with its bright orange stems shooting for the sky offers a nice firey burst of colour near to the water, and with a backdrop of bright blue sky, the colours are a real treat for the senses.
This is a great family day out – a great place to while away a couple of hours – have a run around, enjoy nature, or sit and relax on a bench in the sunshine and just ponder.
For more information visit their website http://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/en/experiences/the-savill-garden
Until the end of February Adults are £5.00 and carers and children under 16 are Free. Car parking is also free with your garden ticket.
From March 1st the prices increase for spring/summer opening times – Adults are £11, Children from 5-16 or £4.00, Carers are free and car parking is also still free with your garden ticket.