Corinne Price is the manager of the Shuttleworth Trust’s Swiss Garden in Bedfordshire, which reopened to the public in July 2014. The £3.5m restoration took 18 months and was funded by through donations and grants. Corinne gave Ken Crowther a potted history of the gardens.
The Swiss Garden in Bedfordshire is approaching its 200th birthday. Lord Ongley set the garden out in a Regency style in the 1820s. The estate was purchased by industrialist Joseph Shuttleworth in the 1870s, who kept the Regency picturesque style as Kevin Hilderditch told Ken Crowther.