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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Eagles, lions & dolphins
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?
4 seasons, 4 reasons
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
Summer Walk and Lunch with Head GardenerFri 21 Jul 2023
Summer highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden with our Head Gardener, Sissel Dahl.Find out more
Best of British 2024Sun 12 May 2024
Join us for our Best of British Air Show on Saturday 12th May! We are delighted to announce that our...
Military Air Show Camping 2024Thu 30 May 2024 - Mon 3 Jun 2024
Military Weekend 2024Sat 1 Jun 2024 - Sun 2 Jun 2024
Join us for our Military Weekend on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June! We are delighted to announce that our...
Festival of Flight Camping 2024Thu 27 Jun 2024 - Mon 1 Jul 2024
Festival of Flight 2024Fri 28 Jun 2024 - Sun 30 Jun 2024
Join us for our Festival of Flight on the 28th, 29th and 30th June.
Summer Evening Air Show Camping 2024Fri 19 Jul 2024 - Mon 22 Jul 2024
Summer Evening 2024Sat 20 Jul 2024
Join us for our Summer Evening Air Show on Saturday 20th July.
Family Weekend Air Show Camping 2024Thu 8 Aug 2024 - Mon 12 Aug 2024
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.
Plan your visit
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!
Old Warden Aerodrome
Bedfordshire SG18 9DX
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).
Closed 25th Dec 2023 - 1st Jan 2024