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Walk through ornate ironwork gates into a delightful Regency and Victorian layered garden and discover a green and pleasant idyll. There’s even a pair of peacocks waiting to strut their stuff just for you!
Which corner of this picturesque garden will be claimed as your favourite? Will it be the brightly decorated Indian Kiosk or the quirky Swiss Cottage? Or the Grotto & Fernery with its cave-like Pulhamite tunnels?
A wonderful job has been done on the recent restoration of the Swiss Garden. The landscape has been designed to lead the visitor to several viewpoints and vistas and it contains surprises around every corner, including thirteen listed features.
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As well as being home to resident peacocks, ducks and other wildlife, the garden contains many examples of beautifully carved animals and birds. How many can you spot?
There’s no single time of year to enjoy the Swiss Garden. You’ll experience something quite different, whether you come on a snowy day, in full summer when the trees are bursting with leaves or in autumn when the garden is drenched in fiery colour.
Our beautiful gardens play host to an inspiring mix of events, from gardening expertise to live music evenings and yoga
A stunning, mile long, illuminated trail around the Shuttleworth Collection and Gardens.Find out more
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Autumn highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden with our Head Gardener
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A delight to walk around
The Swiss Gardens are a delight to walk around especially when the sun is out. Easy to walk around with made up pathways with lovely views of woodland and lakeside areas. Lots of open spaces for kids to let their hair down. Highly recommend.
A great place to visit
Such a great place to visit for anyone who is interested in old planes, flying machines, cars and even buses! Just worth visiting for the oldest flying machine! We spent a lovely couple of hours here, enjoyed a walk in the gardens as well and saw a beautiful rainbow as a bonus.
A beautiful place
What a beautiful place. The gardens are spectacular and such a great place to spend the day.
We’re open every day (apart from air shows and select events). There are no time limits to your visit (and free parking) so feel free to explore for as long as you like. Buy tickets at the gate or book in advance to get our exclusive offer – our online tickets give you free entry for 30 days!
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Summer opening hours (15 Feb - 31 Oct):
10.00 - 17.00 (last entry is at 16.30).
Winter opening hours (1 Nov - 12 Feb):
10.00 - 16.00 (last entry is at 15.30).