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Address: Old Warden Village, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
Phone Number: +44 1767 627666
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Description: The Swiss Garden is a late Regency, nine acre garden, which is adjacent to...
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.
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Lovely gardens and good restaurant

We went to have a stroll round the gardens and spent several hours there, with a break for lunch in between. The gardens were arranged as a series of views and it works really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Sue P
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Luton, United Kingdom
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English first
Luton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We went to have a stroll round the gardens and spent several hours there, with a break for lunch in between. The gardens were arranged as a series of views and it works really well. lots of seats if you want to sit down, and on a level so fine for wheelchairs. It has a few hills but there are... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Talking as stroll thought the Swiss garden is a Lovely experience at any time of the year. I would recommend it.

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Kent
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Next to the Shuttleworth Collection and a wonderful oasis. The gardens are quirky yet peaceful, ordered yet fun. There's lots to see and enjoy, from gorgeous plants and flowers, unexpected structures (look out for the hidden loo!), lakes and ponds to show off peacocks and natural woodland with its sculpture trail. I enjoyed a wander while OH was looking at... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This garden and its various buildings have recently been restored, but a bit of time is still needed for this garden to reach its former glory - once some of the plants are more established, and some things have grown more. However, this will still be of interest for between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the time of year... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have visited the Swiss gardens many times over the years but this was our first visit after the restoration. A lovely stroll through the woodland was followed by beautiful views of the restored gardens, plenty of varied flowers in bloom thanks to the Easter sun. The large male peacock fully displaying his feathers was an added bonus. The gardens,... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Last week a number of ladies from the Clifton Women's Institute and the Mothers Union visited this popular attraction at Old Warden and had a very pleasant afternoon wandering about the newly restored grounds and marvelling at the improvements made recently thanks to a large grant made from the National Lottery funds. Although the daffodils were not in full bloom... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We spent over 3 hours looking around, both young & old will enjoy the flowers & displays. We all liked the fairy Grotto which is something everybody must see

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have been "Friends of the Swiss Gardens" for several years and did find it quite magical as others have said before. Whilst the refurbishment has been done well it has now lost it's "Secret Garden" feel and seems to be aimed at attracting a younger audience with more emphasis on the educational side. It will take some years to... More 

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UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Spent a pleasant couple of hours there after the refurbishment after a last visit back in the 80's, so quite a change. The paths are good and very wheelchair friendly. The planting is still in its early stages and will need to mature for a few years before it achieves the wow factor. I did notice in some areas a... More 

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Hitchin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a lovely sunny afternoon visit to the Swiss Garden. Took 85 yr old Mum so was pleased when the staff offered me a complimentary wheelchair. The gardens are looking nice but couldn't access the whole sculpture trail which disappointed the boys. Lots of beautiful flowers and plants but only a few trees and recently planted rockery plants were actually... More 

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