Swiss Garden was created by Lord Ongley in the early 19th Century and further developed by the Ongley and Shuttleworth families. It is an example of the Romantic Garden movement and includes specimen trees, a grotto and a small Swiss cottage. The garden, which is the only complete example of this period, is open to the public all year round.
There are thirteen listed structures in the nine-acre garden including a Swiss Cottage, Indian Kiosk, and Grotto & Fernery, and Victorian embellishments such as Pulhamite rockwork, as well as the numerous ornate bridges and ponds. It is licenced as a civil wedding venue, and outdoor events run throughout the year including the annual Mad Hatters tea party and open air theatre.
The garden, which is open to the public, is situated on the Shuttleworth Airfield / Collection site.
The garden is just over a mile south of Northill, where the closest section of the Greensand Ridge Walk route passes through.
The Greensand Cycle Route passes close to the site, to the east of Old Warden village.