Chiswick House & Gardens
Chiswick House is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture. Built by Lord Burlington as an extravagant party venue, the neo-Palladian 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. The house is open 10.00 am – 5.00 pm at weekends in 2018 from Saturday 24 February until Easter weekend (Friday 31 March – Monday 2 April) and then open every day except Tuesday for the rest of the year until 31 October.
The gardens are considered the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement and the inspiration for great gardens such as Blenheim Palace and Central Park in New York. Winner of London In Bloom Heritage Park of the Year in 2017, the 64 acre estate also won Gold for its walled garden, a vegetable garden kept by the volunteers who also sell its produce, and it was voted London In Bloom People’s Choice for parks. The gardens are open from 7.00 am till dusk every day. Dogs welcome. Café open every day from 8.30 am. 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.
House – under £10. See Chiswick House Gardens Trust website for prices. Gardens – free.
Paintings of Chiswick House Gardens by Romaine Dennistoun
An introduction to Chiswick House & Gardens by Trust director Clare O’Brien
Camellia Show. Every spring in the Grade 1 listed Conservatory.
Spring 2016 – The first Magical Lantern show.
Spring 2017 – The Silk Road.
Beautiful in any season
The Gardens at Chiswick House are kept looking beautiful by Head gardener Geraldine King and her team, appreciated by dog walkers and photographers alike. There is something special to see in every season, starting with the annual Camellia Show in early spring.
This page has been paid for by the Chiswick House & Gardens Trust