The Savill & Valley Gardens


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Address and contact details
Crown Estate Commissioners, Crown Estate Office, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2HT
Tel: 01753 860222
Latitude: 51° 26' 35" N
Longitude: 0° 37' 43" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:The Crown Estate
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Personnel
Keeper of the Gardens: Mark Flanagan
Head of the Savill Gardens: Harvey Stephens
Contact person: Harvey Stephens
Total Staff:56
Policies
Accessions:Under development
Physical environment
Soil type:Sand
Aspect:Varied
Total area:81 ha
Area heated:300 m²
Other sites of collection:The Savill & Valley Gardens are in separate parts in Windsor Great Park
Weather recordsRecords kept for Windsor Great Park since 1957
Temperature
Absolute maximum:37 °C
Absolute minimum:-15 °C
Wind
Direction:Southwest
Strength:Average
Rainfall
Average annual:644 mm
Plant collection
Families:157
Genera:643
Species:3574
Taxa:12027
Accessions:15341
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
China, Eastern Asia, Northeastern USA
Special families within the collections:
Ericaceae, Fagaceae, Berberidaceae, Pinaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Rosaceae, Aceraceae, Betulaceae, Juglandaceae, Theaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Magnoliaceae, Hydrangeaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Rhododendron, Gaultheria, Camellia, Quercus, Fagus, Pinus, Abies, Picea, Ilex, Sorbus, Acer, Betula, Alnus, Carya, Juglans, Hamamelis, Liquidambar, Magnolia, Hydrangea
Special collections:
Ilex, NCCPG – 52 Species, 301 Taxa, 382 Accessions.
Mahonia, NCCPG – 27 Species, 51 Taxa, 85 Accessions.
Pernettya, NCCPG – 12 Species, 28 Taxa, 53 Accessions.
Pieris, NCCPG – 9 Species, 93 Taxa, 315 Accessions.
Rhododendron (Glen Dale Azaleas), NCCPG – 181 Taxa, 182 Accessions.
Magnolia, NCCPG – 34 Species, 310 Taxa, 395 Accessions,
Rhododendron species, NCCPG – 632 Species, 1499 Taxa, 2732 Accessions.
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:Access
Plant-collecting trips:National
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guidebook (2006)
Identifications:Undertakes free identifications for the general public. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:No
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, lectures
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Recently opened (2006) visitor centre - the Savill Building houses a restaurant, shop, plant centre and lecture room.
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Public opening hours:Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm or dusk
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden is funded by the Crown Estate Commissioners as one of the amenity attractions of Windsor Great Park.
Location map
Location map

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