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The Old Warden; Shuttleworth; Swiss Garden

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

The Swiss Garden which forms part of an earlier landscape park, was created by Robert, 3rd Lord Ongley between 1824 and 1832. Probably inspired by J B Papworth’s Hints on Ornamental Gardening, the picturesque garden includes meandering paths, lakes, follies, a Grotto, Fernery and in the middle of the garden, the Swiss Cottage.

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Woburn Abbey

Woburn, Bedfordshire

Founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145, Woburn Abbey was given to the Russell family in 1547 by Edward VI. Since then, the house has gone through several transformations with Henry Flitcroft rebuilding the West Wing into the Palladian House for the 4th Duke of Bedford.

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The formal gardens at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire

Wrest Park

Silsoe, Bedfordshire

Inspired by the gardens at Versailles, the outstanding formal gardens were developed from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century. There are a number of garden buildings including the Banqueting House by Thomas Archer….

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