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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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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 walk

Good restaurant with wide choice of hot and cold food at reasonable prices. Gardens were lovely and enhanced by use of downloadable app with lots of interesting information. Easy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Tokyo
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I have spent many happy times over the years enjoying the Swiss gardens. The Swiss gardens has recently been renovated with money from the lottery fund. Our expectations were high. We were disappointed to find that instead of using natural rocks for the water features etc a horrible looking concrete was used. It reminded us of Disneyland... More 

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Elstow, Bedford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Much has been written about the Swiss Gardens but in fact it is very average, indeed the Embankment in Bedford is better looking. The tea rooms have plenty of seating but small range of cakes and oh the coffee! Without doubt the worst I have ever had from a commercial enterprise! It is dispensed via a machine with a minute... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good restaurant with wide choice of hot and cold food at reasonable prices. Gardens were lovely and enhanced by use of downloadable app with lots of interesting information. Easy access for buggies or wheelchairs

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There are many features of interest and the landscape undulates with winding paths and changes of view. In August there were disappointingly few flowers. It is a shame that the underpass goes nowhere and that you cannot walk all round the lake or see the mansion. It was not crowded even on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Lots of places to... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited this garden on a pleasant sunny day and it was beautiful. Lovely to wander the paths and see the different parts of the garden including the fernery and swiss cottage. It has had a make over and is looking good. There is also a lake and rougher area which is a nice contrast to the rest of the garden.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Swiss Garden at the Shuttleworth Collection is a gem of a place that has the feel of a well kept secret. The first part is a little like a mini municipal park with ponds and bridges but as you explore further, the garden design and planting softens and you start to feel the magic of a Regency/Victorian fantasy. The... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited there last Sunday - what a great place, follow the routes on the map they give you and you will see aspects of the garden from all different angles. You can allow a couple of hours at least for walking and a very acceptable lunch in the Cafe at the entrance to the park. Alternatively take a picnic and... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Happened to visit the Swiss Garden as a result of going to see the aircraft at the Shuttleworth Collection, also visited the amazing child's playground. Something for everyone. The Swiss Garden is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. There are some amazing views. The garden underwent a major renovation during 2014. The basis of the garden layout was not changed.... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A lovely garden if a bit expensive to get in would recommend visiting when the rhododendrons are flowering.

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A unique landscaped garden with lots to see and explore with water features and a lake. There are also some very intriguing buildings and constructions within the grounds.

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