EMGS Jubilee Summer Day Out to Windsor
Frogmore House and Garden and the Savill Garden August 2 2022
We have been lucky to secure limited access tickets to enjoy a special day out this summer which combines a guided tour of Frogmore House, a guided Frogmore Garden walk and then the afternoon on our own at The Savill Garden. Certainly, a memorable way for our society to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To complete the day, and as an optional extra, we’ve pre-booked a small number of places for an afternoon Cream Tea at the highly acclaimed Savill Garden
Frogmore House has been a royal retreat since it was purchased by Queen Charlotte in 1790. Queen Charlotte and her daughters’ passions for art and botany are reflected throughout the interiors, particularly in the beautiful Mary Moser Room, decorated to resemble a shady garden alcove open to the skies. The Duchess of Kent lived at Frogmore House for almost 20 years, and her daughter, Queen Victoria, visited the house regularly during her long widowhood. The tour of the house ends in the Britannia Room, furnished with items from the Royal Yacht Britannia arranged at Frogmore by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
The visit continues with a guided walk around the 35-acre garden, first laid out for Queen Charlotte in the 1790s. The design and planting scheme of the garden today incorporates additions made under the direction of Queen Victoria and Queen Mary, as well as a number of trees and shrubs added to mark Her Majesty, The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. The route encompasses views of the lake, Queen Victoria’s Tea House, the Gothic Ruin and the Royal Mausoleum, the final resting place of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Please note that the tour of the garden includes the external areas of the Royal Mausoleum, Tea House and Gothic Ruin, but not the inside.
Since its creation in the 1930s, The Savill Garden has been an inspiration for all. This natural haven of beautifully designed gardens and woodland can be enjoyed by everyone. The 35 acres of interconnected gardens include the Hidden Gardens, the Summer Gardens, the New Zealand Garden and the Summer Wood, and in August we can look forward to a stunning display of roses. We’ll also be able to enjoy the award-winning Savill Building, which serves as a visitor centre for The Savill Garden and wider Great Park. It was opened in 2006 by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, Ranger of Windsor Great Park for almost 70 years.
Its undulating oak roof has been shaped to look like a rippling leaf, and blends seamlessly with the tall mature oak trees surrounding its perimeter. Inside, there are endless opportunities for browsing, shopping, and for lunch and tea.
The cost for the day including all entries, coach travel and a tip for the driver is £64 per member. Lunch can be bought at the café, coffee stop or restaurant at the Savill Garden.
If you’d like to book an afternoon cream tea in the visitor centre restaurant, the cost is £6.75 per person. We need a minimum of 10 teas to confirm our booking for the teas.
Friends and non-members are welcome at an additional cost of £5 to cover insurance for the trip and 1 year’s membership of EMGS. Click here for booking form