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Swiss Garden

Old Warden Aerodrome | Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
+44 1767 627927
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A beautiful peaceful place

A lovely garden and so peaceful. It is a restoration of a Regency garden, designed with lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SusanVyna
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Great place to visit, peaceful and tranquil

Swiss garden is next door to the Shuttleworth aerodrome and collection. The gardens are lush and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
stefajk
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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The Swiss Garden is a late Regency, nine acre garden, which is adjacent to the Shuttleworth Collection. The garden was created by the third Lord Ongley between 1820 and 1835, and is laid out in the romantic and Swiss picturesque style. It is the only complete example of this period and is open to the public all year round. The Swiss Garden has 13 listed structures including a Swiss Cottage, Indian Kiosk, and Grotto & Fernery and Victorian embellishments such as Pulhamite rockwork. It is licenced as a civil wedding venue, and outdoor events run throughout the year including the annua Mad Hatters tea party and open air theatre.
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Old Warden Aerodrome | Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
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"shuttleworth collection"
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"interesting features"
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"plenty of seats"
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"woodland walk"
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"beautiful peacocks"
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely garden and so peaceful. It is a restoration of a Regency garden, designed with lots of winding paths to take you through the garden, so you don't see it all at once but get glimpses and unfolding views. Lots of seats everywhere, inviting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swiss garden is next door to the Shuttleworth aerodrome and collection. The gardens are lush and green with various flora, fauna and other points of interest. There are plenty of places to sit and picnic and you may even get to spot the roaming peacock....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit casually seeing the various plants/flowers on a side note we got married here and it was very reasonable to say the least. The wedding pictures from this place will rival any - recommend.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

A group of us visited on 18th April, a very warm and sunny day. The garden is magnificent, so tranquil, and different from most others. This was probably the best time of the year to appreciate it. Our garden guide, Corinne, was 100% professional, friendly,...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

A real hidden gem both fascinating and picturesque even during the winter Good cafeteria style eatery in visitor centre and walks around whole Shuttleworth estate

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The entrance fee is much cheaper during the Winter months and the gardens were very quiet, allowing great photo opportunities.

Thank Sharvey2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

The Swiss Gardens are next to and part of the Shuttleworth collection which shows Aircraft from the 1900 to present day. They have regular flying days and there is a good restraint there too. The gardens are well kept and very beautiful and relaxing. Why...More

1  Thank petwee2004uk
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Take a picnic loads of areas to sit with or away from other people. We went when it had been rainy the previous evening. The paths although fairly flat and some shingle where at times hard to manoeuvre. Very pretty well presented gardens with lots...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Beautifully well maintained garden going back to the 18th century thatched buildings statues of eagles ducks squirrels and a peacock detailed description of all aspects of the garden £8 for adults well worth a visit.

2  Thank CaroleBowpitt
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely gardens which come to life with a garden tour which explains the history of the families that created them and the methods and fashions followed through the ages. Great for picnics if the weather is kind!

Thank 461cherriec
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Tony C
5 July 2015|
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Response from Jeanne1305 |
The gardens do not have a tea room - but the Shuttleworth collection (where the garden is located) do.
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eljay64
10 May 2015|
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Response from Joshua R |
Yes £8 for adults, £7 for concessions
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