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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 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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This Swiss Garden is a sweet little gem, even in depth of winter!

This Swiss Garden is a sweet little gem, even in depth of winter! A small tucked away little jewel - with plenty of surprises: Swiss Cottage, which can be hired for weddings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Maja D
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here for a couple of air shows which are really quite exciting. Not yet been to the museum as it's quite pricey so would want to have time to enjoy it fully. The Swiss garden is amazing - suitable for all ages as it can really capture the imagination with it's variety of terrains 0 although you can... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This Swiss Garden is a sweet little gem, even in depth of winter! A small tucked away little jewel - with plenty of surprises: Swiss Cottage, which can be hired for weddings; charming grotto with fernery glasshouse, and nicely landscaped gardens with a lake at one side and a short woodland walk back to the Shuttleworth Visitor Centre. Suitable for... More 

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Thank Maja D
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Very peaceful & tranquil. Nice for couples. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained by staff. There are even peacocks living on site! Only downside is that improvement works were taking place when we visited so we didnt get to see any new editions to the garden. We will definately go back though to check these... More 

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Thank WoodsyGirl25
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is such a lovely idea and I'm really hoping it improves year-on-year to become a must-do Christmas outing. Personally I felt the displays were fairly limited (but this is the first year). Maybe some underwater lights, and trees uplit with slowly moving lights?? I wasn't sure what the idea about hanging baubles on the tree was. We were directed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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 November 16, 2015

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

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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.

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Thank Robert R
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank DMNone
Bedford, United Kingdom
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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.

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