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Chiswick House, Kitchen Garden


Brief description of site

Chiswick features an early to mid-18th-century villa and gardens, initially laid out partly in the geometrical style, that is among the earliest examples of English landscape gardening. The site has been developed over the years and includes the early 19th-century Italian garden associated with the conservatory and many other features including a cascade, statuary and an Ionic temple.

Brief history of site

Chiswick House and its surrounding grounds were formed in the mid-17th century by Sir Edward Seymore. The 3rd Earl of Burlington inherited formal 17th-century gardens including a knot garden. To design the current house and gardens, on which he started from at least 1717, he worked with artist William Kent. Additions were made in 1784 and 1814. The site has been a public park since 1929.

Location information:

Address: Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, London, W4 2RP

Locality: Hounslow

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Hounslow

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ209776
Latitude: 51.4844 Longitude: -0.260221


Signposted from A4/A316 junction. Tube: Turnham Green (Disrict, Piccadilly) then bus. Rail: Chiswick then bus. Bus: 190, 415

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open from 10 am, Sundays to Wednesdays, between May and October.

Visitor information:

Parking. WCs. Most is accessible for the disabled. Dogs on leads (restricted areas only). Refreshments/shop when house is open.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: 1634 to 1667

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 26.33

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