East of England - Bedfordshire


Old Warden Park,
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
t: 01767 627927 / 01767 627924
e: enquiries@shuttleworth.org
w: www.shuttleworth.org

The Shuttleworth Collection is open to view every day (except for the Christmas to New Year week) and is also famous for its regular flying displays when, during the summer season, all of the airworthy aircraft are flown, re-creating flying during the Edwardian period, the First World War, peacetime years of the twenties and early thirties and then World War Two.

9. Workshop: Autumn & Winter Planting
Saturday 9 September 2017

This workshop is about bringing colour and interest to your garden during the autumn and winter seasons. Led by RHS and Chelsea Flower Show award winning garden designer Philippa Pearson who will offer expert tips on the use of a range of plants to create stunning late season displays in your garden. Using the Swiss Garden as a base for looking at garden design and planting layouts, this workshop will enhance your plant knowledge and design skills.

Ticket price includes entry to Swiss Garden and tea/coffee. This event is suitable for ages 16+. Advance booking required.

Event Timings: 10.00 - 13.00

Ticket price: £25

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/workshop-winterplanting/
Address: The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP

10. Workshop: House and Garden Photography
Thursday 21 September 2017

New for 2017, a photography workshop that will allow you to capture impressive period interior images of The House at Shuttleworth, a grand old mansion set in acres of parkland, and the Regency picturesque vistas of our Swiss Garden filled with autumn colours. Perfect for budding architectural and landscape photographers!

With a classroom session on setting up your digital SLR, led by professional local photographer Darren Harbar, this workshop will offer plenty of time for taking images with practical hands-on guidance. Lunch is provided.

This is an outdoor event with walking throughout the day, suitable clothing and footwear will be required. Suitable for age 16+, pre-booking required.

Timings: 10.00 - 17.00

Ticket price: £80

Event page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/workshop-photographyautumn/
Address: The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP

11. Autumn Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
Sunday 6 October 2017

Enjoy the Swiss Garden in spring with this informative walk, where our senior garden team will be delighted to share the garden’s story with you. This walk will cover seasonal plants, the garden’s architectural delights, the history of the garden and its recent restoration project, and future development plans, along with an opportunity to chat to the Head Gardener over lunch.

Highlights include Autumn leaf colour including Acer, Robinia and Tulip trees, Autumn Crocus on the East lawn and autumn flowering bulbs in the Rock Garden. Suitable for ages 16+.

Ticket price: £25

Event page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/autumnwalk/
Address: The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP

12. Festivi-Tea and Christmas Carols
Sunday 10 and 17 December 2017

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas with our festive-themed Afternoon Tea served in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth. Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, including the all-important roast turkey, stuffing and cranberry, followed with scones and a selection of festive-themed fancies – all accompanied with hot chocolate, coffee and tea.

After tea explore the house and learn about the history of the estate and the Shuttleworth family. The afternoon is finished by a performance of Christmas Carols.

Event pages: http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/festivitea/
Address: The House, Old Warden Park, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA