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Address: Old Warden Aerodrome | Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP, 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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Lovely gardens

Visited with Family on what has been the only rainy day in the past few weeks, but it did not dampen our enjoyment of the gardens. Much work has ben undertaken over the past few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mrs Jackie C
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful and tranquil garden behind the Shuttleworth Collection, a beautiful concept and a joy to see and wander around. The Grotto & Fernery are like a miniature of the Kew Gardens main hot house en-miniature. this is a very special space.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with Family on what has been the only rainy day in the past few weeks, but it did not dampen our enjoyment of the gardens. Much work has ben undertaken over the past few years, and the quirky Swiss Chalets are delightful. Look out for the Peacocks!

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Upper Gravenhurst
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on a lovely sunny day which only added to our enjoyment. While not the biggest or most spectacular garden its certainly well worth the entrance fee. Easy to navigate, great views around most corners and interesting bridges and buildings made our wander through the well kept gardens most enjoyable. We took a picnic so didn't visit the Café... More 

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A tranquil interlude during a visit to the Shuttleworth Vintage Aircraft Museum next door. We visited after a dry spell in August, we will return in May when the rhodedendrons will be in bloom

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gorgeous tress and shrubs with surprises around each turn. Lovely follies and a little chapel to discover.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden was originally created between 1824 and 1832, the project of the 3rd Baron of Old Warden Lord Ongley. The style has medieval influences with the tall trees creating a canopy and natural covered walkways At the highest point in the centre is the Swiss Cottage, used as a teahouse and weddings with a cleverly hidden lower ground floor... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to wander round plenty of seats and great views, there is also a picnic area in the gardens. The Cafe is very good and prices are reasonable.

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Esher, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The way the garden is designed means that round every bend there is a new view with various attractions

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a quick walk around whilst attending the Edwardian Pageant, very impressed and will need to come back so I can explore the garden properly and also visit the house. Very nice for a quiet walk or just to sit and relax.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We guess most people would combine these gardens with a visit to Shuttlelworth Air Museum (Waldon off A1)or one.of the various events there during year, It uses the same facilities and large Restraunt,as air museum They make a pleasant break from Planes, classic cars etc ,or to walk off lunch,(especially for other half if their getting a bit bored??) Not... More 

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