‘Exquisite evening of music in a beautiful and romantic setting’ on offer at Shuttleworth

The Manor House String Quartet will be playing in the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth. Credit: Darren H

The Manor House String Quartet will be playing in the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth. Credit: Darren Harbar - Credit: Archant

An ‘exquisite evening of music in a beautiful and romantic setting’ is on offer at the Swiss Garden on Saturday.

Manor House Music’s String Quartet are returning to present an outdoor evening of classical music at Shuttleworth, with pieces by Mozart, Strauss, Handel and Tchaikovsky.

Swiss Garden manager Corinne Price said: “The Manor House String Quartet gave a wonderful evening’s entertainment last year and our tranquil garden setting makes it a special treat, so we are delighted to be hosting this event again.

“It fits in well with the use of the garden for pleasure and entertainment that is a key part of its history.

“The delightful late Regency garden will be the perfect venue in which to savour these delights whilst enjoying a rare opportunity to relax in the garden during the evening.


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“It is a peaceful, tranquil space, and one which has new vistas revealed at every turn.

“It’s a delight to explore and recent restoration work in 2014 has ensured it has accessibility for all visitors.”

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The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth – which was created between 1824 and 1832 – is adjacent to the aerodrome that houses the collection of vintage aircraft and vehicles.

It was the project of the 3rd Baron of Old Warden Lord Ongley, whose family bought the estate in the 1690s.

In 1870 Joseph Shuttleworth commissioned changes still seen today and the Shuttleworth family enjoyed entertaining within the garden.

Within the garden are 13 listed structures, an adjacent woodland sculpture trail and three resident peacocks.

The gates open for the event – which is suitable for those aged five and over – at 6pm, before the concert begins at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be bought on the gate or in advance from www.shuttleworth.org/stringquartet, where there are also more details for the Fly Navy day on Saturday, featuring naval heritage aircraft.

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