Chiswick House and Gardens Trust

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

Website

www.chgt.org.uk

Telephone

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

5.50/5.00/3.30/14.30

Additional info

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

Chiswick House: Entry fees apply for the House please check www.english-heritage.org.uk 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

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