Chiswick House & Gardens

Chiswick House is a beautiful example of Classical architecture in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Built by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, 1727-9, the villa was famous in its heyday during the 18th and 19th centuries for some of the most sumptuous entertainments ever held in Britain. The rich decoration and many paintings are well worth the entrance fee.

Image above: Chiswick House; photograph Jennifer Griffiths

Chiswick House is open from the end of May until October and the Kitchen Garden is open from March.

The Gardens are considered the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement and the inspiration for other great gardens such as Blenheim Palace and Central Park in New York. In recent years they have won numerous prizes in the London In Bloom awards, including Heritage Park of the Year and People’s Choice for parks.

Image above: Chiswick House Gardens; photograph Jennifer Griffiths

Access to the 65 acres of Gardens is free and they are open every day from 07.00am – dusk all year round. There are pedestrian entrances on all sides of the park, on Staveley Rd, Park Rd, Burlington Lane and the A4. Access by car from the A4.

The public events hosted at Chiswick House, such as Gifford’s Circus and Pub in the Park which have become annual events, are all listed on The Chiswick Calendar as individual events, put on by different event organisers renting the space. Tickets available through the Chiswick House & Gardens website.

Image above: Chiswick House Conservatory, photograph Rosie Leyden

The Conservatory at Chiswick House Gardens houses a unique collection of heritage camellias, which are on show to the pubic every spring. The Conservatory is where the Beatles recorded what is thought to be the first ever music video.

Chiswick House Trust has published a guide to the House & Gardens.

DOWNLOAD HERE: Chiswick House & Gardens visitor map

SEE ALSO: Our Chis-wiki has a number of features about the history of Chiswick House Gardens based on David Jacques’ book about the Gardens’ 300 year history.

Image above: Chiswick House Conservatory, photograph Rosie Leyden

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