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Swiss Garden

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

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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beautiful place

lovely surroundings renovated recently a summertime delight for couples or family visits lots of lovely flowers

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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Albany, Oregon
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335 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a definite must do on a lovely day. It is a beautiful walk to see what has been accomplished in the recent restoration. Pathways can be discovered using the Gardens' maps and audio guides. Yes, it is wheel chair accessible, and there is a children's play area too. We enjoyed the Grotto and the Fernery, the water features,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely place. (the only downside was an old couple who barged in front of me, a disabled person in the cafe!)

Thank Toneart
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant place to wander around on a nice day; it is not yet a significant feature or attraction, it needs further development; so rather too expensively priced.

Thank Robert R
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely surroundings renovated recently a summertime delight for couples or family visits lots of lovely flowers

Thank CaroleBowpitt
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80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely area for a walk. Also attended previously for a wedding that took place in one of the quaint huts making it perfectly charming, even if there wasn't a great deal of room.

Thank DMNone
Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Well worth a day out this is a truly wonderful place in the country side. The garden has recenlty been refurbished and this has improved the experience no end.

Thank Phil S
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I've visited the Shuttleworth Collection on many occasions over the years but never ventured into the Swiss Garden. Why did I delay? I don't know but it was a mistake. This gem of a folly cum garden is a delight to visit. Lovely restored and kept and fully accessible to someone like myself with limited mobility. Don't just visit the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The garden is full of surprises, colour and variety. It has some very unusual small buildings which keep the camera snapping throughout the seasons. I love it's tranquility. I am almost reluctant to let the rest of the world know about it. I want to keep it to myself!

Thank TheAviatrix
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We were greeted with enthusiasm and welcomed to enjoy the experience in front of us. Our guide John was quick to put us at ease and has such a passion for the Gardens/Pictures we all fell in love with them. John shared his knowledge of the history and redevelopment of the gardens with enthusiasm. We will all return to monitor... More 

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We were lucky enough to travel to the Swiss Garden in a small group of 14, and had engaged a guide at a very reasonable cost, who gave us an excellent tour of the Gardens, lasting 1.5 hours. The gardens were very cleverly landscaped to fit a huge amount into a relatively small nine acres, with lots of idiosyncratic features,... More 

Thank Michael W

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