Gardeners Guild fall in love with Savill Garden

A group of 35 from the Staffordshire-based Stonnall Gardeners Guild experienced their first outing to The Savill Garden in Windsor this July.

Mike Fereday, Treasurer for the group, organised the trip. “I received an excellent service from the groups department at the attraction – nothing was too much trouble,” he begins. “The day began at about 11am when we arrived with our coach and parked with ease before enjoying a guided tour of the formal garden with a volunteer guide.”
The tour lasted about an hour and a half and Mike comments, “The guide did an excellent job; we were given a history of the site and an insight into the plants there. He really knew his horticulture and was able to explain all the latin names of the various species – he was very knowledgeable indeed.”
After the tour, the group were able to explore the garden further at their leisure, have a spot of lunch, visit the nursery and also venture further out into the wider Royal Landscape including
Virginia Water. “The cafe at the Savill Garden is superb with a lovely terrace and it probably seats about 250 people altogether,” comments Mike. “There is also a wonderful visitor centre on site and the nursery sells plants that are grown in the garden – plus the rest of the estate is free to enter! I couldn’t have received a better or more attentive service and the weather was very hot, which really made the outing; for other groups thinking of visiting, it would make a great day out.”