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The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth
Go on an alpine adventure. Next door to the famous Shuttleworth aerodrome, the 10-acre Swiss Garden is a fantastic example of the Swiss picturesque style.
Originally created in the 1820s by Lord Ongley, the garden was bought and its features carefully preserved by the Shuttleworth family. It’s a fairy tale garden with ponds and lawns, peacocks, sculptures and 13 listed follies with eccentric names like “Indian Kiosk”. A relaxing space at any time of year, Swiss Garden is particularly colourful in spring, with daffodils, rhododendrons and wild alpine flowers. Tick off the sculptures on the Sculpture Trail or find a bit of peace and quiet in the nearby woodland.
We are on Summer opening times, 7 days a week including bank holidays.
Summer times – 9.30am–5pm (last admission 16.00) Winter times – 10am–4pm (last admission 15.00)
Garden audio tours
Listen in on the secrets of selected gardens from their head gardeners. Our audio tours take you through seasonal planting, histories and stories.