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Shuttleworth Swiss Garden

Shuttleworth is open daily 10.00-17.00, with a ‘site-entry’ fee.

Buy your ticket online and re-use it for up to a month after the date for which it was purchased. Contactless payments are available on the gate but these are single use only.

Adults – £15, children under 16 are free (4 per person).
SVAS and Friends of Swiss Garden members only need to bring valid membership card for free entry.

All areas of the site open to the public are included in this single admission fee. Explore over 50 acres, with a relaxing walk around a garden full of pretty seasonal colour and three delightful peacocks, and the woodland sculpture trail around a lake that is home to nesting swans and other wildlife.

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.

Dogs on leads are allowed on site, including North Park, but not inside the Swiss Garden or the Collection hangars.

*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.


On weekdays (Mon-Frid) find our catering pod on paddock 4, selling hot & cold drinks, snacks and ice creams.

Weekends (Sat & Sun) find our catering pod on paddock 4, selling hot & cold drinks, snacks and ice creams, plus Shuttleworth bar open for hot drinks, soft drinks, crisps, chocolate, ice cream and sandwiches.


Please enter the site via the gatehouse in Old Warden Village, and pay at our box office. Please be aware that we are only accepting contactless payments. There is no access inside Shuttleworth Collection.


ADULT £15.00

CHILDREN (Under 16) FREE (up to 4 per person)

RHS Members – FREE entry Thursdays only

Friends of Swiss Garden/SVAS – FREE  (All donations gratefully received). No need to book a ticket, just bring your valid membership car.


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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 three resident peacocks. It’s a delight to explore and recent restoration work in 2014 has ensured it has accessibility for all visitors.

Explore the Swiss Garden photo gallery below!

browse the Swiss Garden

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.