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The Savill Garden

Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Egham, Berkshire, TW20 0UJ

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Savill Garden Visitor Centre is located off Wick Road.
    • The Savill Garden Visitor Centre has its own car park with Blue Badge parking bays.
  • By Bus View
    • There is not a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway stations are Egham, Windsor Central, Windsor and Eton Riverside, Ascot and Virginia Water.
      From London Paddington, First Great Western trains operate a service to Windsor Central via a change at Slough.
      South West Trains operate services from London Waterloo to the other stations.
      A taxi will be needed to complete your journey to the Park, this usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes depending on traffic.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a defibrillator available at the main counter in The Savill Garden Visitor Centre.
  • A member of staff can get the defibrillator and bring it to a visitor elsewhere in the grounds.
  • There are park wardens located around the gardens and park areas to provide assistance if needed.
  • In an emergency call: 01753 860 222 or the Emergency Services on 999.
  • For car park issues call: 07825 430 192.

Parking (The Savill Garden)

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located off Wick Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 12 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 250cm x 600cm (8ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side but not at the rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bay(s) have at least the recommended width of 120cm.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Parking charges apply for all users (including Blue Badge holders).
    • Parking is free for Friends of The Savill Garden and Members of Windsor Great Park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the entrance to the car park and at the payment machines in the car park.
    • Payment for parking charges is made at a payment machine.
    • Payment machines are located close to the Blue Badge parking bays.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • To see the parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
    • The payment machines have a button to lower the touchscreen for wheelchair users.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and block paving.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 160cm.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 84cm.
    • The bollards do not contrast visually with the paving.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Visitor Centre.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 105cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the opening is 120cm.
    • There are two sets of push pad doors. There is a revolving door at the centre, with a button to stop the revolving door and an automatic door at the centre. The width of the automatic door is 180cm.

Counter (Admission and Shop)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located ahead as you enter, at the rear of the shop.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • The counter is used for admission tickets for the Garden, membership enquiries and shop purchases.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are moderate to good.
    • The height of the counter is 85cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Access to the Gardens - Out of Use due to refurbishment

  • Access to The Savill Garden is located at the rear of the Visitor Centre.
  • Tickets are purchased from the counter within the shop.
  • There is a slight slope leading down to the turnstiles and the access gate into the Garden.
  • There is a member of staff located at the access point.
  • The height of the ticket reader is 126cm.
  • The width of the turnstiles is 49cm.
  • The push button to operate the access gate is 95cm high.
  • The width of the access gate is 130cm.
  • The gate opens automatically away from you.

Temporary Access to Gardens

  • The temporary access to the gardens is located to the right of the restaurant outdoor seating area.
  • There is a member of staff with handheld ticket reader at the access point.
  • There is slight slope with resting areas and there is steep slope after the slight slope.

The Savill Garden

  • There is step free access around the Garden.
  • From the path entering the Garden there is either a slight slope or 15+ clearly marked steps leading down to the main paths around the Garden.
  • The first eight (8) steps have handrails on both sides, the remaining steps do not have hand rails.
  • There is clear directional signage located next to the paths at regular intervals.
  • The signage directs visitors to key areas of the Garden.
  • There is a wheelchair symbol to show the most accessible routes.
  • The majority of paths are surfaced with compacted stone.
  • There are some very slight and slight slopes in places.
  • Some of the paths in the gardens are grass.
  • The paths in the Rose Garden area have a loose chipping surface.
  • There is a long slight slope leading up to the raised viewing platform in the Rose Garden.
  • There are two wooden walkways across the pond.
  • The paths through the New Zealand Garden are unsurfaced.
  • There are also some unsurfaced paths off the main path in the woodland area, there may be tree roots in places on these paths.
  • There is bench seating located around the Garden at regular intervals.
  • Some of the benches are located on grass lawn areas.
  • There is a sheltered seating area located on the wooden walkway across the pond, the seating area is accessed by 2 steps.
  • There is a sheltered summer house seating area located at the rear of the woodland area, the seating area is accessed by a step.

Temperate House

  • There are two entrances to access the Temperate House.
  • There is a ramped entrance as the side of the building and a stepped entrance at the front of the building.
  • The ramped entrance has a steep slope with handrails on both sides, the entrance has opening which is 210cm.
  • The stepped entrance has between 3 or 6 steps leading up to the entrance, the entrance has an opening which is 350cm.
  • There is step free access along the walkways.
  • The surface of the walkways are paving.
  • There is a long slight slope in places along the walkaways, which overcome 6 steps.
  • There is 15 plus steps leads up to a walkway over the gardens.

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