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Stunning gardens

This is a place we like to come and walk around a couple of times a year. It holds special memories... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wander the scenic gardens and imagine the life of the rich

These gardens are extremely scenic and easy for people of all abilities to access. There are many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Biggleswade, 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...more
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All reviews lovely garden shuttleworth collection sculpture trail points of interest water features enjoy the surroundings full bloom magnificent trees map provided peacocks wandering plenty of seats great few hours picnic area worth the entry fee interesting features joint ticket woodland walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place we like to come and walk around a couple of times a year. It holds special memories for us as this was where we had our wedding and reception in 2006. The gardens and ponds are stunning. The grotto is definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are extremely scenic and easy for people of all abilities to access. There are many hidden corners to discover with lots of photo opportunities.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RichardJ36
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This garden is so well looked after beautiful large trees, buildings bridges and carved fallen trees into lovely sculptures and ponds . There is so much more to this tranquil garden. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maureen B
Reviewed September 30, 2018

This is a very cleverly designed and very well-maintained garden. It follows the classical landscape garden style, with points of interest that become visible around each corner. I would definitely recommend seeing it as well as the Shuttleworth Collection.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Counting_Boy
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Reasonably compact and easy to walk around with various points of interest at set points, nice stop off on a fine day. We wandered around all the pathways noted on the map provided. The Grotto and Fernery are unusual constructed as is in a cave,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed September 29, 2018

I love gardens, my husband loves airplanes. This was the perfect stop for us! The garden volunteers and staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed September 18, 2018

There's something rather unique about the Swiss gardens, it's kind of a landscaped garden in miniature, not great for plants but full of great little features. Very well maintained and as it isn't too large you quickly move from one interesting feature to another. it's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cebden
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We spent a nice hour here walking around the well looked after gardens, it was very quiet ( Monday) & well worth the entry fee

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sweetytours
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth is a great place to take a walk and perfect for anyone who likes gardens. Our favourite part was the grotto and vintage glasshouse, which was lovely. Make sure you pick up a free map to help navigate the gardens...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roberts69
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

These gardens are very lovely with lots of quirky buildings and features to admire. Whizz round in half an hour or stroll, take time to sit en route and while away an hour or two enjoying the history and views. There's an app you can...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Nicola T
July 21, 2018|
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Response from ShuttleworthOW | Property representative |
Dogs on leads are permitted on site, and are welcome on the restaurant patio (water bowls are available here). They are not allowed inside The Collection hangars, Swiss Garden, Play Area, Visitor centre or restaurant (unless... More
August 25, 2015|
Response from ShuttleworthOW | Property representative |
Hello, it depends on whether we are on Winter or Summer Opening hours. Summer times – 9.30 – 17.00 (last admission 16.00), Winter times – 10.00 – 16.00 (last admission 15.00).
Tony C
July 5, 2015|
Response from Jeanne1305 |
The gardens do not have a tea room - but the Shuttleworth collection (where the garden is located) do.