Autumn in all its glory: Savill Garden, Windsor

In case you think it’s all doom, gloom and complaints in my life at the moment, there are the occasional perfect autumn days to rejoice every little cockle and mussel of my heart. There are few things more beautiful than an English garden, but perhaps one with artworks to discover and a son with a map determined to see every single one of them (and exclaim at the prices) is the best garden of all!

Savill Garden is an enclosed, well-tended part of Windsor Great Park, but not that easy to find even with a GPS. It’s considered one of the finest ornamental gardens in England, is part of the Crown Estate, and until 31st October it hosts an exhibition of 61 sculptures.

Autumn colours
Autumn colours
Landscape with deer
Landscape with deer
A sea of hortensias
A sea of hortensias
Lilac tree, the most expensive sculpture in the garden.
Lilac tree, the most expensive sculpture in the garden.
Borders with real flowers and sculpted ones.
Borders with real flowers and sculpted ones.
A more affordable metal flower which captured our hearts.
A more affordable metal flower which captured our hearts.
The prize for artificial flower of the day goes to this one, though.
The prize for artificial flower of the day goes to this one, though.
Mr. Fluffles, owner of the garden, who showed us around his manor.
Mr. Fluffles, owner of the garden, who showed us around his manor.