Chiswick House and Gardens Trust

Chiswick House and Gardens Trust
Chiswick House and Gardens
Greater London
W4 2RP




020 8742 3905

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Chiswick House & Gardens
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Chiswick House is a pioneering example of neoclassical architecture inspired by ancient Rome Arguably one of the most glorious examples of eighteenth-century British architecture. It was designed by the third Earl of Burlington, 1694-1753. Lord Burlington sought to create the kind of house and garden found in the suburbs of ancient Rome. To do this, he employed William Kent to design sumptuous interiors to contrast with the pure white exterior.

The grade I historic Gardens at Chiswick House have been loved for centuries. With their combination of grand vistas and hidden pathways, architectural delights and a dazzling array of flowers, shrubs and specimen trees, they create a unique 65 acre oasis in this corner of London.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Festivals

Opening hours

1-31 Oct Sun-Wed 10am-5pm

Admission charges


Additional info

Chiswick House Gardens: Open daily from 7am to dusk - FREE entry

Chiswick House: Entry fees apply for the House please check for fees and entry/opening times.

Enjoy the house’s lavish rooms before stepping outside into the classical gardens – a perfect complement to the house itself. An exhibition and video tell the story of the house, grounds and Lord Burlington, including details of his ‘grand tours’ of Europe. He developed a lifelong enthusiasm for the work of sixteenth-century Venetian architect, Andrea Palladio.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photogrpah of figs growing

Kitchen Garden Open Day

  • 30 August 2014 11am-3pm

The walled gardens at Chiswick House are not part of the public park but they can be visited and enjoyed on our regular open days when volunteers are on hand to answer questions and talk about the garden and its development as well as volunteering opportunities.

Visitors will also be able to purchase Kitchen Garden produce, herbs and plants. All funds raised support the continued preservation of Chiswick House Gardens.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Chiswick Book Festival Talk

  • 11 September 2014

A special event in the splendid surroundings of Chiswick House in the Burlington Pavilion. Historian and Chief Executive of English Heritage, Simon Thurley, explains the significance of this country’s architectural history and its inextricable links to our cultural past – and present. His most recent TV series was Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past for BBC 4. He was closely involved in the restoration of Chiswick House which he includes, with Bedford Park, in his list of the most important building developments in English history.

Thurley discusses how the architecture of England has evolved over a thousand years, uncovering the beliefs, ideas and aspirations of the people who commissioned them, built them and lived in them. He tells the fascinating story of the development of architecture and the advancements in both structural performance and aesthetic effect.

This event is a special 'eve-of-Festival' launch, with refreshments available from 6pm and book sales and signing afterwards.

Now into its sixth year, the Chiswick Book Festival (11th – 15th September) has firmly established itself as a highlight of west London's literary calendar. The Festival attracts world renowned authors and successfully raises funds for St Michael & All Angels Church as well as three charities which support reading and literacy.

For full programme details and tickets please see the Chiswick Book Festival website (link on right). Tickets will also be available on the door.

Tickets cost £12 or £10 for Friends of Chiswick House.


Tickets cost £12 or £10 for Friends of Chiswick House.