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Swiss Garden and Shuttleworth House

Friday September 7, 2018 at 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Heritage Open Day

The Swiss Garden and The House at Shuttleworth

Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP

The Swiss Garden and Shuttleworth House are proud to be a part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, England’s biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers.

This national event celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are free to explore.

The enchanting Swiss Garden was created in the ‘Swiss Picturesque’ style for the 3rd Lord Ongley in the early C19 and reopened in July 2014 after a major HLF-funded restoration. Serpentine paths lead to cleverly contrived vistas, many of which focus on the thatched Swiss Cottage. Beautiful wrought-iron bridges, ponds, sweeping lawns and the magnificent Pulhamite-lined Grotto & Fernery have all been given a new lease of life by this landmark project.

Within The House there are many reminders of the wealth of the Shuttleworth family with wooden panelling, ormolu mirrors, fine Gillow of Lancaster furniture and oil paintings by significant artists collected by the Shuttleworth family.

The Swiss Garden is pleased to offer free admission and timed tours, including the Shuttleworth House, on Friday 7th September as part of the 2018 Heritage Open Days event.

Swiss Garden Tours:

The House Tours:

For tour bookings please call 01767 627933 or email [email protected].

Opening Times


Friday September 7, 2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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