Alexandra Gardens - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama showing Alexandra Gardens in Windsor. Image taken in early April 2011.
Alexandra Gardens - FURTHER INFORMATION
Alexandra Gardens - Windsor visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Alexandra Gardens' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Berkshire.
Alexandra Gardens in Windsor lie next to the River Thames, just a short walk from the Windsor Tourist Information Office and Windsor Castle. It is named after Alexandra, wife of Edward VII. Land for the park was purchased in 1895 and the park opened in 1902 when a London Plane tree was planted to celebrate the Coronation of Edward VII and his Queen, Alexandra.
The gardens are a great place to relax on a sunny day, with good views of Windsor Castle. Towards the west end of the park are various attractions, café and skating park. The north side opens out onto the river promenade. Every year Alexandra Gardens hosts a number of events like the Royal Windsor Wheel, Mid Summer Fayre, Windsor Triathlon, Finish of charity bike ride and Extreme Motion with skate & cycle hire, mini golf and bungee trampoline.
At the Goswell Road entrance stands the Dyson Memorial Fountain, built in honour of Thomas Dyson, pianoforte dealers of Thames Street who founded 'Dyson and Sons' and became Mayor of Windsor in 1890. Dyson promoted various town improvements, including the The Promenade.
Phone: +44 (0)1753 743907
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Windsor Town Centre, Castle Hill (5, 6, 6A, 71 (to Slough), 77 (to Heathrow Airport), 582, M4)
Flight: Heathrow Airport, 12 miles east of Windsor.
Road: Windsor is close to junction 6 of the M4, about 30 miles west of central London and 8 miles from the M25.
Train: Windsor & Eton Central Rail Station, Windsor & Eton Riverside Rail Station.