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Shuttleworth Swiss Garden

Shuttleworth is open daily 10.00-17.00 (excluding airshow event days), with a ‘site-entry’ fee.

Please note: the site will be closed from 21 – 26 December 2020. 

  • Adults – £15
  • Children under 16 – free (4 per person, excluding pay2play area).
  • 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 a month after the date for which it was purchased. Contactless payments are available on the gate but these are single use only.

The Engineering workshop, library, restaurant, and gift shop remain closed to the public.

Outdoor takeaway, hot food, snack and drinks, and toilets available.


Around 60 acres of space:


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

Throughout September find our Shuttleworth Fairies in the Swiss Garden.


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.

Toilets are located around the site.

*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-Fri) find one of our catering pods on paddock 4 and one by the playground both selling hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks and ice creams.

Weekends (Sat & Sun) find our catering pod on paddock 4 selling hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks and ice creams. Our food pod offering hot food and a selection of drinks plus Shuttleworth Bar open for hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks and ice cream.


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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.