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Swiss Garden

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Address: Old Warden Aerodrome | Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
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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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Fantastic restored garden

Originally created by the Ongley family and then improved by the Shuttleworth family this garden has recently been restored with a huge investment. Great for a day out or a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
John S
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Originally created by the Ongley family and then improved by the Shuttleworth family this garden has recently been restored with a huge investment. Great for a day out or a special treat such as open air theatre.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to be taken here by a friend on the hottest day of the year in August 2016. It was truly fabulous. Enchanting in fact, and we were lucky enough to be there the day of a wedding which made it seem magical. It is a wonderful place to go and get lost in. Even on a... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is one of my favourite places to visit, a beautiful garden with lots of space, winding pathways, woodland walks and stunning scenery. It was a slightly chilly and overcast day when I last visited (November 2016) but there was still so much to see. The trees were in full autumn colours, the grounds were awash with leaves of all... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The gardens have been transformed after extensive regeneration work , new landscaping and building have improved the gardens . There is a cafe that serves hot and cold food , catering for most tastes . The trees are stunning as are the plants , there are trails to follow winding around the gardens and small woods . Insects , birds... More 

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Thank Mark R
London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Great little garden, very compact and beautifully laid out, including various little buildings, lots of benches, lakes, ornamental bridges and well labelled trees and shrubs. A delightful oasis of tranquility

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Thank CelticBiker
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday and it was still so tranquil. It's a beautiful place to visit, so well looked after and has been improved upon from my last visit years ago. Being proposed to in the stunning grotto/fernery, in such a beautiful setting just added to the most romantic moment of my life.

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Leigh-on-Sea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Next to The Shuttleworth Collection is the Swiss Garden, 9 acres of woodland walks, lakes, sculptures and fascinating buildings. A pleasant walk around these gardens uncovers hidden gems such as the Swiss Cottage and the Grotto.

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Thank Val W
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Lovely walk with picnic areas, peaceful, interesting sculptures and buildings. Wish we had taken something to read as there are several places to sit and while away some time in the sunshine

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Worth strolling around during a visit to the Shuttleworth Collection. Very calming and has many quirky features. Not a huge area so doesn't take up lots of the day but makes a nice interlude between browsing the hangars and the afternoons flying.

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Thank John A
Bury St Edmunds.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We visited the Swiss gardens while at Wings & Wheels at the Shuttleworth collection. The gardens are beautiful, several littles garden houses in the grounds, a grotto and fernery. A lovely stream runs through the gardens. And you can buy plants too.

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