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Chiswick House & Gardens

Chiswick House & Gardens is a 65-acre estate in West London, housing a Grade I Listed 18th century Villa within a Grade I Registered classical landscape. 

Built by Lord Burlington, the ‘Architect Earl’, in the early 1700s, with the assistance of landscape designer William Kent, the estate then became the property of the Dukes of Devonshire before being gifted to the Nation in 1948. Today, Chiswick House and Gardens Trust provides dawn-til-dusk free access to the restored landscape and ticketed entry to the House during opening season.

Visitors can explore sweeping vistas, fragrant floral gardens and a woodland wilderness, as well as our London In Bloom award-winning Kitchen Garden, which is home to the Trust’s community, volunteering and education activities. In addition, our restored Conservatory houses one of the oldest and largest collections of Camellias in Europe, with over 33 varieties, including one of only two known of its kind in the world!

Through management of the estate, the Trust aims to advance education by the preservation, restoration, maintenance, repair and enhancement of the House and Gardens and their contents, for the benefit of the 1 million visitors we receive each year, and the historical and architectural heritage of England. Extensively restored between 2006 - 2010, the Gardens now honour their 18th-Century roots, as nature set free.

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Chiswick House & Gardens
Burlington Lane
W4 2RP
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We are able to cater for schools and educational/learning groups in our Kitchen Garden education space. If you would like to find out more please do get in touch.