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Friday, 27 July 2012

Savill Garden - Extended Opening Hours


The Savill Garden is one of the UK's finest ornamental gardens. Depspite not being either a botanical garden, or a kitchen garden attached to a great house, it is a garden for the garden’s sake, enjoyed by horticulturalists and enthusiasts alike. It never fails to charm visitors who come to explore its 35 acres of contemporary and classically designed gardens and exotic woodland.

Developed under the patronage of Kings and Queens, The Savill Garden was created in the 1930s by Sir Eric Savill. It began as a woodland garden, with native oak, beech and sweet chestnut trees, but has since evolved by incorporating many new plants over the years.

Over the period of the Olympic Games, 27 July to 12 August, The Savill Garden will, for the first time, be offering a special treat for visitors by extending its opening hours to 8.30pm. Visitors will be able to go to the Games and do other activities during the day, and then come to The Savill Garden to relax and enjoy the hazy summer evenings when the scent from the Rose Garden, the herbaceous borders, and Golden Jubilee Garden, is at its heady best. A light supper menu will also be available to enjoy at the Savill Building restaurant. (Normal Garden entry fees apply).

More information at the gardens website.

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