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Old Warden Park, Swiss Garden

Introduction

Situated within Old Warden Park, the Swiss Garden covers about 9 hectares and includes thatched cottages, ponds and an ornamental bridge.

Visitor Facilities

Visitor centre. Restaurant. Disabled access. Dogs are not allowed in the garden, but are allowed in Old Warden Park on the lead.

More detailed information about this site, taken from the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest, is available within the master record entitled Old Warden Park.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

The site is open every day from 9.30 am. Please see: http://www.shuttleworth.org/opening_times.asp

Directions

The site is signposted from the A1 or A600. Nearest station - Biggleswade.

Associated People
Features & Designations

Designations

  • The National Heritage List for England: Register of Parks and Gardens

  • Reference: GD1445-2
  • Grade: II*

Style

Swiss-Style Garden

Features

  • Ornamental Bridge
  • Vase
  • Walk
  • Pond
  • Description: There are two ponds.
  • Pulhamite
  • Swiss Chalet (featured building)
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • Grotto
  • Fernery [glasshouse]
  • Garden Building
  • Description: Thatched tree shelter.
  • Pavilion
  • Description: Indian pavilion.
Key Information

Type

Formal Garden

Purpose

Ornamental Garden

Survival

Extant

Hectares

8.6

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Old Warden

References

References

Related Documents
  • CLS 1/39/242

    The Swiss Garden: A Survey of the Landscape - Hard copy

    Debois Landscape Survey Group - 1992

  • CLS 1/39/242A

    The Swiss Garden: A Survey of the Landscape - Hard copy

    Debois Landscape Survey Group - 1992

  • CLS 1/39/248

    Management Plan - Hard copy

    Bedfordshire C.C. - undated post-1967

  • CLS 1/39/249

    Development Plan - Hard copy

    Bedfordshire C.C. - 1993?

  • CLS 1/237/2

    Old Warden Park: A Survey of the Landscape - Hard copy

    Debois Landscape Survey Group - 1998

  • CLS 1/238/1

    Old Warden Park, Conservation Management Plan - Hard copy

    Purcell Miller Tritton LLP - 2009