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Shuttleworth Swiss Garden

Shuttleworth is open daily (excluding air show and engineering open days), with a ‘site-entry’ fee.

Summer Opening Hours (Monday 15 February – 31 October): 10.00 – 17.00 (last entry is at 16.30).
Winter Opening Hours (Monday 1 November –  Sunday 13 February): 10.00 – 16.00 (last entry is at 15.30).

Shuttleworth is operating under strict government guidelines. For more details of these guidelines please see here.

  • Adults – £15
  • Children under 16 – free
  • Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society (SVAS) and Friends of Swiss Garden members only need to bring valid membership card for free entry.
  • RHS members are free on Thursdays only (no booking required, please show your card on the gate).
  • Gardeners World 2-4-1 (book one ticket online and show your card on the gate).
  • Carers are free of charge (no booking required).

Buy your ticket online and re-use it multiple times for up to 30 days 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.


Around 60 acres of space:

  • The Shuttleworth Swiss Garden
  • North Park
  • Paddocks overlooking the airfield
  • Play area

The Shuttleworth Collection hangars remain closed until 17 May 2021.



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 closed to visitors.

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.


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

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.




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The Friends of Swiss Garden

The Friends of The Swiss Garden play an important part in the life of the garden, and enjoy an excellent range of benefits; joining the Friends will put you at the heart of events at the Swiss Garden.

Become a Friend

Visit the Friends of the Swiss Garden website for the most up to date information on The Friends of the Swiss Garden and their activities.

browse the Swiss Garden