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The contemporary Rose Garden, created in 2010 in The Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park, is reaching its first magnificent peak of the summer earlier than expected. With 2,500 roses planted within a palette of colours radiating out from an intense centre of deep plum purple through soft pinks fading to white and subtle apricots to tangerine orange, together with the heady mix of deep perfumes, the Rose Garden is a joy to the senses.

Mark Flanagan, The Keeper of the Gardens, says:

“The roses have benefited from the warmer and drier conditions, particularly in April and, as a consequence, they have come out two to three weeks earlier than usual. The roses are also stronger and more robust as a result of a year’s growth in the Garden which means that the overall display will be even more stunning than last year.”

A Celebration of the Rose (24 June to 3 July) marks a week of events celebrating this glorious collection of roses in the Rose Garden. Opera Novella will perform two special nights of music with opera highlights on 24 June and Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto on 25 June. A special Rose Watercolour Workshop run by local artist Anna Knights will help students to express their creative side on 29 June. On 1 July, the Cambridge Touring Theatre will perform the children’s classic Wind in the Willows, with a children’s theatre workshop before the performance. Other highlights include an exclusive tour of the new Rose Garden, a delicious rose-themed menu in the restaurant and a wide variety of roses for sale in The Savill Garden shop. For more information about the events and how to book tickets visit or call 01784 435544.

Visitors to the Rose Garden from June to September will experience the intensity of perfume and colour as they enter the Garden and their senses will continue to be stimulated at every turn with different scents, colour combinations and views. The walkway in the centre of the design appears to ‘float’ above the Rose Garden, giving stunning views within the Garden and further out into other areas of The Savill Garden. As the deep aroma of the roses naturally rises, visitors will also be able to enjoy the perfume at its best from the walkway.

For more information about events and how to book tickets visit or call 01784 435544.

1. The Savill Garden is part of The Royal Landscape, which also includes the Valley Gardens and Virginia Water. It is one of England’s finest woodland and ornamental gardens with 35 acres of trees, shrubbery, ponds and streams, lawns, meadows and formal beds which are home to some of the world’s most decorative plants.

2.  The Savill Garden is open all year (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Admission prices to The Savill Garden Summer 2011 (March-October): Adults £8.50; Seniors £7.95; Groups (10+) £6.95; Children (6-16) £3.75; Coach Driver Free; Carers Free; Blue Badge Guides Free; Group organiser/leader Free (1 per group and Garden admission only).

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