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Swiss Garden

Old Warden Aerodrome | Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
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Beautiful peaceful gardens

A real hidden gem both fascinating and picturesque even during the winter Good cafeteria style... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Butcher_N
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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
A lovely garden all year round

The entrance fee is much cheaper during the Winter months and the gardens were very quiet, allowing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharvey2018
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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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. It is the only complete example of this period and is open to the public all year round. The Swiss Garden has 13 listed structures including a Swiss Cottage, Indian Kiosk, and Grotto & Fernery and Victorian embellishments such as Pulhamite rockwork. It is licenced as a civil wedding venue, and outdoor events run throughout the year including the annua Mad Hatters tea party and open air theatre.
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Old Warden Aerodrome | Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
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"lovely garden"
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"shuttleworth collection"
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"sculpture trail"
in 7 reviews
"water features"
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"points of interest"
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"full bloom"
in 3 reviews
"resident peacocks"
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"lovely couple of hours"
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"lottery grant"
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"plants and trees"
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"interesting features"
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"plenty of seats"
in 3 reviews
"pleasant walk"
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"kew gardens"
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"woodland walk"
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"beautiful peacocks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A real hidden gem both fascinating and picturesque even during the winter Good cafeteria style eatery in visitor centre and walks around whole Shuttleworth estate

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance fee is much cheaper during the Winter months and the gardens were very quiet, allowing great photo opportunities.

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

The Swiss Gardens are next to and part of the Shuttleworth collection which shows Aircraft from the 1900 to present day. They have regular flying days and there is a good restraint there too. The gardens are well kept and very beautiful and relaxing. Why...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Take a picnic loads of areas to sit with or away from other people. We went when it had been rainy the previous evening. The paths although fairly flat and some shingle where at times hard to manoeuvre. Very pretty well presented gardens with lots...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Beautifully well maintained garden going back to the 18th century thatched buildings statues of eagles ducks squirrels and a peacock detailed description of all aspects of the garden £8 for adults well worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Lovely gardens which come to life with a garden tour which explains the history of the families that created them and the methods and fashions followed through the ages. Great for picnics if the weather is kind!

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

We visited the garden today and I had never realised how beautiful the space was! There was easy access too for babies buggy

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

Plenty of hidden delights await in The Swiss Gardens, Old Warden's best kept secret. Like the various ponds and ornate bridges, the Swiss Cottage, the ruins of the aviary, chapel, grotto/fernery, rock garden, woodland gate and the sculpture trail to follow. It's a beautiful, tranquil...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

The garden has a style which is said to be Regency. The vistas it presented, as we strolled round the well marked walkways, were attractive. The beautiful floral display at the centre of the Grotto was a delight. We would have liked to have seen...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Beautiful gardens with lots of interesting features along the way, the map and numbering of the points of interest made it really easy to navigate our way around. It wasn't quite as big as I expected but a nice way to spend an hour or...More

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Tony C
July 5, 2015|
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Response from Jeanne1305 |
The gardens do not have a tea room - but the Shuttleworth collection (where the garden is located) do.
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eljay64
May 9, 2015|
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Response from Joshua R |
Yes £8 for adults, £7 for concessions
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