Al fresco dining, picnics, garden walks and dog-friendly experiences at Great Fosters, near Windsor

Those summer nights...

"Gardening is how I relax; it's another form of creating and playing with colour." - Oscar de la Renta

Rolling lawns, fabulous follies, woodland, meadows and more - our historic listed garden is a very special spots. Wrapping around our glorious country house hotel, our garden comes to life in the summer months with picnicking, al fresco dining and more. Read on to discover what our secret gardens will offer this summer, and get ready to feel the grass beneath your feet and the sun on your skin.

Please note, for our picnic afternoon teas and garden visits, should the weather be against us you are welcome to take your picnic tea home to enjoy.

From June 18th - July 3rd

Garden Strolls & Picnic Lunches

Take a turn of our glorious 55 acres of grounds and pick a spot to settle down for a delightful picnic of afternoon tea treats. Between the 18th of June and our eventual 'proper' reopening, anticipated on the 4th of July, we're opening our gardens for self-guided tours with afternoon tea picnics, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Each fifteen minutes from 11am till 5pm we'll be accepting up to 6 guests at a time for a three-hour visit to our beautiful grounds, with a delicious afternoon tea to enjoy where you settle. Until we reopen on the 4th of July, we ask that you bring your own blanket and make a convenience stop before you arrive, as our WCs will be closed. Dogs and little ones are of course very welcome.

To book, simply select 'Afternoon Tea' on the diary below. Priced at £30 per person, payment will be taken at the time of booking.

Al Fresco Dining

From July 4th

Visit our socially-distanced terraces from July 4th to experience fine dining in the most glorious of settings. With views of the Parterres, Japanese bridge, Rose garden and fountain our south-facing terrace couldn't be more idyllic. Accompany that with our superb cuisine, from afternoon tea to our Estate Grill terrace menu and our exceptional service (observing of course all Covid-19 related precautions), where could be better to while away an afternoon...and perhaps the evening too?

Seats are limited and advance booking is recommended.