Garrick's Villa, Richmond, England
Record Id: 1396
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
This is a later 18th century landscape garden with riverside views, created on an earlier site. The house and garden were owned by the actor David Garrick, who built a Temple to William Shakespeare in the grounds. At its most extensive the site covered 2 hectares. It is now about 1.5 hectares, and in divided use and ownership.
Brief history of site
The original Hampton House and grounds were acquired by David Garrick between 1753 and 1754. By 1755 Garrick had begun to build Shakespeare's Temple on the riverside part of the grounds. Lancelot Brown advised Garrick on the small-scale landscape development between 1756 and 1757.
Address: Garrick's Villa, Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 2EN
Greater London; Richmond upon Thames
Historical County: Middlesex
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Opening contact details:
Gardens open daily all year, 7.30am to dusk. The temple is open on Sunday afternoons between April and October.
Form of site: landscape garden
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: detached house
Site Style : English landscape garden
Site first created: After 1753
Main period of development: Mid 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 1.5