Valley Gardens - Windsor Great Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama taken from one of the valleys in Valley Gardens. In early spring these hills are covered with flowering daffodils, the remains of which can be seen in this image taken late one afternoon in mid April 2011.
Valley Gardens - Windsor Great Park - FURTHER INFORMATION
Valley Gardens - Windsor Great Park - Windsor visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Valley Gardens - Windsor Great Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Berkshire.
Valley Gardens are one of the attractions in Windsor Great Park. Covering 220 acres, these botanical gardens are free to enter with a car park at the northern end. The Valley Gardens are famous for the amazing display of flowering daffodils in spring. In spring the Punch Bowl valley is filled with flowering azaleas and in the summer the Heather Garden contains many varieties of flowering heather.
Other highlights within the gardens include the Totem Pole which stands close to Wick Pond at the eastern end of Virginia Water. On the southern edge of Virginia Waters are reconstructed Roman Ruins exported from Libya and erected here by King George VI.
The gardens were always intended to be freely accessible to the public and recent plans by the Crown Estate to enclose the gardens and charge an entrance fee were shelved after enormous opposition from most local residents.
Valley Gardens is lined with various walking trails, some of which are suitable for wheel chairs and buggies. Cycling is not permitted in most of the gardens.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: There are car parks at the northern edge of Valley Gardens as well as along the southern edge of Virginia Water.
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.