It’s a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, the sun is shining…what to do? I’m lucky I live in a beautiful area surrounded by leafy forests and Royal land, so what better way to spend my afternoon than walking around Savill Garden?! I just threw this outfit on nothing special…
Bandana, Oxfam | T-Shirt, H&M | Jeggings, Topshop | Sandals, Topshop | Bag, ASOS
When you get to the car park you’ll see this building…If you want to inside and pay £8.50 to walk around the ornamental gardens you can. But I already spent that on my picnic! I’m fine just walking around the beautiful park. So once you arrive here (car park charges 1 – 2 hrs £3 on a Saturday) turn left before the Savill Garden Royal Landscape building. Then follow the path and you’ll arrive at the Cumberland Monument.
Savill Garden Royal Landscape Building
“Built by George II in the 1750s to honour his youngest son, The Duke of Cumberland. As the original landscaper of this area of the Windsor Great Park, 250 years ago, this stone obelisk is a fitting tribute to the man who first created The Royal Landscape. Close by is the family picnic area, and a place for visiting children to play.”
What a pretty little picture. Go for a horse and carriage ride? Maybe next time…Walk further down towards the picnic area and you will get to the Obelisk Pond – a very BIG pond! After eating my last minute picnic (with my lovely boyfriend) we had some leftover bread. Naturally I took to the pond and fed the ducks what we didn’t manage to get through. There’s something very nostalgic about feeding the ducks! I’m glad there weren’t any swans though they’re so viscous. I remember they always used to steal the bread from the little ducks and chase me around, bit my friend’s hand once!! Little bastards! Gorgeous pond though, not ruined by swan and geese poo.
Feeding the ducks
View from the path on the way to Virginia Water
Another 20 mins walk along the path on the edge of the pond…you get to the grand Totem Pole next to Virginia Water lake…
“A 100-foot high Totem Pole carved from a single log of Western Red Cedar, obtained from a 600 year old tree felled on Queen Charlotte Island, British Columbia. Presented to the Queen in 1958, it was installed to mark the centenary of the British Columbia’s establishment as a Crown Colony. Its intricate and delicate carvings feature the animals and faces associated with the native Indian tribe called the Kwakiutl.”
How frikkin cool is the totem pole! It’s definitely worth paying Savill Gardens a visit if you’re ever in the area. I’m just baffled at how tall trees can grow…and at the people who carved and painted this.
I’d like to go to see the General Sherman tree (biggest tree in the world) one day in California, or just go to a giant forest somewhere.
Now I’m just getting carried away about trees but I came across this website and there are so many weird and wonderful trees out there! I might go on a tree expedition…Check out this website.