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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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A Pleasant Surprise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Letchworth Garden City
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Letchworth Garden City
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153 reviews 153 reviews
66 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Riseley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was one of a group from our local gardening club who visited for a guided tour. The tour guide was excellent, giving us a great deal of information about the history of the gardens and the recent renovations using lottery funding. The garden is compact but made interesting by landscaped hills, valleys, ponds and buildings as well as some... More 

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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

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
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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