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Swiss Garden

| Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
+44 1767 627927
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Good addition to the day

We actually went to visit the Shuttleworth Collection but decided to visit the gardens as well... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LandL4748
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England, United Kingdom
Very pleasant gardens

Nicely laid out gardens with a definite walking route to stroll round. This is not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Afterbrunel
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Cambridge, England
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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, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
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"shuttleworth collection"
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"lovely garden"
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"enjoy the surroundings"
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"full bloom"
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"points of interest"
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"magnificent trees"
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"lottery grant"
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"interesting features"
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"woodland walk"
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Reviewed yesterday

We actually went to visit the Shuttleworth Collection but decided to visit the gardens as well. Well looked after and great to have a good wander around.

Thank LandL4748
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nicely laid out gardens with a definite walking route to stroll round. This is not flowers-intensive, just an informal trees and grass layout, with a few quirky small buildings originating from the original ownership. Wheelchair-friendly; there is a decent coffee shop attached, shared with the...More

Thank Afterbrunel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Swiss Garden in the school holidays as they had a fairy hunt. The gardens are beautiful with lovely old buildings, woodland walks and a tranquil lake. My daughter and I went with two children and the fairy hunt kept them totally engrossed. Their...More

Thank Gill B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place. Tranquil oasis, with lovely old buildings and lakes. Just wish we had visited before. A wonderful place to visit on a fine day. The gardens are beautifully kept.

Thank TravelBedfordshire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A joint ticket with the Shuttleworth Collection gives visitors a great opportunity to visit this lovely garden. We perhaps didn’t see it at its best because of the current drought conditions but there is still lots to view and photograph, especially the cottage and lake...More

Thank John_SBiggleswade
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived soon after opening time and the reception area, shared with the Shuttleworth Collection, was buzzing and busy. But as soon as we walked through the gates of the garden we entered a haven of peace. This was a return visit after many years...More

Thank Barbara V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit. There is lovely views all around, wheelchair friendly. All amenities available. Worth a visit, relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Claire T
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We had tickets for here as a gift, knowing nothing about the place. It was a rewardingly beautiful place to visit, so many attractions from the many water features to the assortment of buildings set in their landscapes. Truly inspiring and worthy of a visit,...More

Thank davidmweb
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

wheelchair friendly, beautiful. worth a visit. we visited the Shuttleworth Collection display day so we didn't have enough time to properly appreciate the gardens. Will be returning to spend more time there.

Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Lovely pretty place to visit. Apart from spending time in the Swiss Garden combine with visiting Shuttleworth

Thank Maureen B
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Nicola T
22 July 2018|
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Response from John_SBiggleswade | Reviewed this property |
Only assistance dogs are allowed in the garden.
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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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