Alexandra Gardens

Alexandra Gardens Grass and Trees in sun

Size: 28,497 sq m/ 2.8 hectares
A walk around the perimeter of this park will contribute 1,200 steps to the advised 10,000 daily steps recommended to improve fitness.

BBQ's are not permitted in any of the parks and open spaces.

Location & Access Details

Entrance from Goswell Road or Barry Avenue

Bing.com link showing location of Barry Avenue.

Facilities

  • Public toilets can be found in the adjacent Visitor Centre.
  • Kiddies Corner Children's Fun Fair
    privately owned, charges incurred when using this facility
  • Extreme Motion
  • Skate & cycle hire, 18 hole adventure golf course, bungee trampoline
  • Privately owned, charges incurred when using this facility
  • Car Parking available nearby at cost on Barry Avenue or in the Alexandra Gardens Car & Coach Park

Features & Events

  • Sun Dial Feature - to tell the time stand on the present month in the middle of the sundial circle and your shadow will be cast on either GMT or British Summer Time.
  • Dyson Memorial Fountain

Some of the annual events that take place in the Gardens include:

  • Windsor on Ice
  • Mid Summer Fayre
  • Windsor Triathlon
  • Finish of charity bike ride

History

Plans to create a riverside garden in this area date from 1893 although the possibilities must have been discussed for some years prior to this, as in 1895, land had been purchased, and by 1902 the gardens were sufficiently complete to permit the planting of a London Plane tree in August 1902 to celebrate the Coronation of Edward VII and his Queen, Alexandra.

A bandstand was erected and the band of the Royal Horse Guards played there on Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm. [Source: The Story of Windsor. Maurice Bond. Local Heritage Books.]

In June 2009 The Dyson Memorial Fountain (which had been moved from its Barry Avenue location) was extensively refurbished and now stands in the south-east corner by the Goswell Road entrance of the Park. The Memorial, in the form of a drinking fountain, commemorates Thomas Dyson who founded 'Dyson and Sons', pianoforte dealers of Thames Street in 1865 and who became Mayor in1890. Thomas Dyson actively promoted improvements in the town, such as the construction of The Promenade.

Ice Rink

Cities on Ice is proud to be back at Alexandra Gardens again for 2013's Windsor on Ice. The indoor and outdoor real ice rink will operate from 14th December 2013 to 5th January 2014. Open daily closed Christmas Day, online tickets will be on sale at http://www.windsoronice.com/ or http://www.windsor.gov.uk/ from end of October. Tickets can also be purchased at the rink itself from 14th December. 2 4 1 and Windsor Town Centre Shopping offers are also available again this year. Please view websites for full details and timings.

For 2013 we have an additional outdoor rink. This will consist of a 3m x 42m skating track running around the main ice rink structure, so skaters can also enjoy the surrounding views of Alexandra Gardens, also taking in views of Windsor Castle,The Coronation Fountain.

Alexandra Gardens and The Goswells Managment Plan 2010-2018


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Modified: 2014-06-24
Published: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:28:18
Author: Jan Balfour
Editor: Jan.Balfour
LGSL PID: 461
RDCMS ID: 5955