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Shuttleworth Swiss Garden - Coronavirus Update

Update 11.02.21 

SHUTTLEWORTH SWISS GARDEN

Shuttleworth is open daily (excluding airshow event days), with a ‘site-entry’ fee.

Summer Opening hours (February Half Term – Sunday 1 November): 10.00 – 17.00.
Winter Opening hours (Monday 2 November – February Half Term): 10.00 – 16.00.

 

  • Adults – £15
  • Children under 16 – free (4 per person, excluding pay2play area).
  • Carers are free of charge (no booking required).
  • Gardeners World 2-4-1 (book one ticket online and show your card on the gate).

Buy your ticket online and re-use it multiple times for up to a month after the date for which it was purchased. You are not required to pre-book when you are visiting again within the month of purchasing your online daily admission ticket, just show your ticket to the gate staff on the day. 

Contactless payments are available on the gate but these are single use only.

The Engineering workshop and library remain closed to the public.

AREAS INCLUDED IN ENTRY FEE

Around 60 acres of space:

PLAY AREA

The play area is now included in the daily admission fee. There will be a member of staff available to ensure that we do not exceed the maximum capacity.

(Max 6 children per adult. Groups of adults should be no more than 6 together to meet Covid 19 rules.)

DOGS

Dogs on leads are welcome on site (excluding specific events) but only assistance dogs are allowed within the Swiss Garden and hangars.

ENJOY YOUR VISIT

Observe fantastic views of Shuttleworth House and the surrounding countryside from North Park’s gentle hills, and stroll around the paddocks overlooking the grass airfield. Bring a picnic*, relax and unwind.

The Shuttleworth Collection’s six hangars are open to visitors, with COVID-19 measures in place including hand sanitiser stations positioned throughout. The engineering workshop remains closed to the public to enable our engineers to work safely. Please be aware of the arrows indicating the direction you should follow around the hangars, and ‘in/out’ points.

Toilet facilities can be found at the back of Hangar 3, opposite the garden room within the Swiss Garden and next to the Hangar 1 entrance door.

*Please picnic in all of the space outside the Swiss Garden

Shuttleworth has COVID-19 measures in place to keep our visitors and staff as safe as possible – please read before visiting.

ABOUT THE GARDEN

Shuttleworth Swiss Garden is an RHS Partner Garden to which RHS members can enjoy free entry on Thursdays (excludes ticketed event days).

Download the map of the Swiss Garden in PDF format.

Adjacent to the aerodrome that houses the Collection, the Swiss Garden is an outstanding example of the Regency fashion for creating landscapes in a picturesque alpine style.

It is a peaceful, tranquil space, and one which has new vistas revealed at every turn. Within the garden are 13 listed structures, an adjacent woodland sculpture trail, and two resident peacocks. It’s a delight to explore and recent restoration work in 2014 has ensured it has accessibility for all visitors.

 

 

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
enquiries@shuttleworth.org
Website
https://www.shuttleworth.org/

Where to go

Name
Shuttleworth Swiss Garden
Address
Old Warden Aerodrome
Old Warden
Biggleswade
Postcode
SG18 9EP
Get directions

Time / Date Details

When is it on
10am – 5pm (Feb half term to 1st of November 2021)
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old