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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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Interesting landscape garden

We have visited in the past and this has been recently subject to renovation and restoration - still very much a "work in progress". It makes for a very pleasant walk, including... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Milton Keynes
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Milton Keynes, UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Three million may have been spent here but it is hard to discern where the money went. Certainly not on weeding! There are several pointless and purposeless metal arches scattered about. When we went there were hardly any flowers to be seen. Not worth the admission fee

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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We have visited in the past and this has been recently subject to renovation and restoration - still very much a "work in progress". It makes for a very pleasant walk, including a woodland area, and the original quirky buildings, which include information and photos to illustrate how they were originally conceived and used. Much of the planting is new... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We came here on our way home from a visit to London. My husband had been before, but it was my first visit. However since his visit the garden had been substantially restored. The revelation was the beautiful and unique garden buildings, especially the restored fern house/conservatory with the excellent stained glass doors and a lovely gazebo, again with lovely... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We live locally to the Swiss Gardens and had heard of their chequered history and how the garden fell into disrepair on numerous occasions due to lack of funding. Money has now been secured and the Swiss Garden is again a snapshot of late Regency fancy and Victorian sophistication. We visited the Garden twice recently with family and friends and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I had known about this garden for several years but the recent restoration and re opening prompted a visit and I am so glad that I did. They have done an excellent job and the garden is romantic, picturesque and beautiful. The great joy is never knowing what you will come across round the corner and the range of garden... More 

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Cambridgeshire, UK
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8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

For a quick saunter after the exceptional Shuttleworth collection this is an "ok" experience (and gets 3 stars). But as a stand-alone visit it is rather poor. After all, we have to drive quite some distance from anywhere to get here, and then just to see something akin to a municipal park. That they spent so much lottery money on... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Rarely do I write a review on a place but felt that I had to this time. I cannot understand the negative comment about nothing much to see. Makes me wonder if they walked around with their eyes shut. From start to finish, I enjoyed every step I took in the garden, taking in all the sights and sounds and... More 

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Letchworth Garden City
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72 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited after we had heard about the restoration boy this garden and were keen to see how £3million plus was spent. That's a lot of money but the finished job is very good and will probably get better as time passes and the plants mature. It's not cheap but there is a reduction if you buy the combined ticket... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My cousin and I had a wander around the gardens - wish we had had more time. They are great to visit and I would imagine are particularly stunning in summer. Can't wait to visit again.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A warm and pleasant day. Chocolate box surroundings. Disappointing plantings of similar perennials and shrubs although the trees were very grand. The lakes were devoid of fish and there was a lot of spirogyra algae which will make all the water look a mess by the end of the month. There isn't a lot to see. We walked around the... More 

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Address: Address: Old Warden Village, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
Phone Number: +44 1767 627666
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Biggleswade

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