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Their history, form and function

The East Terrace Garden

The East Terrace Garden, Windsor Castle ©

When George IV came to the throne in 1820, there was no private garden for him to use at Windsor. As part of the renovations of the castle carried out by the architect Sir Jeffry Wyatville, the site of the former bowling greens in front of the East Terrace was identified as the most suitable place to create such a garden.

The formal layout of the East Terrace Garden created for George IV survives today, and a garden that was once seen as a private retreat, can now be enjoyed by visitors on certain days in the summer months.

Click on the items below to learn more about the East Terrace Garden.

Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough (1760-1838)

Sketch plan for the East Terrace garden, Windsor Castle

Charles Crozatier (1795-1855)

Replica of the Warwick Vase

Hubert Le Sueur (c. 1580-1658)

Borghese Gladiator

Willem van Mieris (Leiden 1662-Leiden 1747)

Summer

Joseph Nash (1809-78)

Castle and Terrace Garden