The Valley Gardens

The Valley Gardens, Englefield Green: Address, Phone Number, The Valley Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

The Valley Gardens
4.5
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
May 2021
Not to be confused with the Savill Garden as the whole Great Windsor Park is divided in different sections so we can give it proper respect that it deserves.

Initially for the pleasures of the royals and later for us all, the Grade I listed Valley Gardens were built on low lands near Virginia Water Lake. They form little valleys due to its uneven terrain hence the name probably. The plants were brought here from mostly commonwealth countries to represent the scale of Great British Empire. The variety of the plants here is fantastic and the diversity exotic. Depending on the season, you'll see bluebells, daffodils, tulips, rose, magnolias, camellias, azaleas and so much more, There are also centuries old oak trees that were planted by various royals themselves that make this whole landscape a complete botanical garden/forest package.

Nearby Virginia Water Lake was Queen Victoria's favourite and she probably sat at the same spot where us commoners put our picnic baskets now. You can expect the security to the highest standard here as the park ranger was late Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip himself.
Written May 3, 2021
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MarkMahoney
Aldershot, UK1,557 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Scenic and quiet area north of the totem pole. Lots of woods and paths to explore. Nice areas for azaleas and rhododendrons in season.
Written June 20, 2020
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mekydro
Chertsey, UK899 contributions
Sep 2019
This part of the Windsor Great Park looked exceptionally attractive due to the good weather we had during our visit, but it also is in part a result of the many years of care & maintenance that this area has received. A worthwhile place to take the time out to visit.
Written September 21, 2019
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KateLondon_9
London, UK1,353 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Such a stunning and colourful part of the park to visit. A must see area if you’re walking from Virginia water lake to Windsor great park. If you time it right you see such glorious flowers.
Written August 9, 2019
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PeteLucy434
Uxbridge, UK1,656 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The Crown estate grounds are extensive, but Valley Gardens is one of our favourite parts. The Azaleas are stunning in Spring.
Written May 24, 2019
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Ray H
Chesham, UK39 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Beautiful Gardens, part of Windsor Great Park & a loverly walk around the Virginia lake, the girls enjoyed all the Rhododendrons in all their colour. Our walk included a nice stop at the Bailiwick pub for lunch ( see separate review ) before heading back towards the car & stopping off at Saville Gardens for more none alcoholic refreshments. Great day out on a loverly sunny day
Written May 19, 2019
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Gill O
Ascot, UK565 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful place to visit around the beginning of May when the rhodos and azaleas are out. It's a stunning view around the punchbowl area. They're doing some work on the site which will take about 2 years to complete, replanting huge swathes of plants. This means you can no longer walk between the plants, instead there are viewpoints along the top and then you walk around the outside and can view it again from the bottom. Still stunning though!
It's a reasonable walk from the Savill Garden car park, or you can pay the extortionate rate at the Valley Garden car park!!
Written May 15, 2019
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rahmeeta
London, UK9 contributions
May 2019 • Family
colourful blossoms,peaceful feeling of appreciation of nature and nice family picnic area .On sunny day ice-cream and walk
Written May 8, 2019
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Lesley
Guildford, UK54 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
These gardens are enjoyable at any time of year but especially in the spring with all the blossom and flowering shrubs. The hidden daffodil valley is quite a sight to see.
Written March 29, 2019
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Stunning colours in summer, these gardens are amazing to come to on a sunny day. Really do recommend. Located next to Savill Gardens.
Written September 14, 2018
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