The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Chiswick House and Gardens

Chiswick House is one of the earliest examples of neo-Palladian design in England and the gardens at Chiswick are the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement. Richard Boyle, third Earl of Burlington designed and built Chiswick House from 1725 -1729. The villa was inspired by the architecture and gardens of ancient Rome. The sumptuous interiors and key items of furniture were designed by William Kent, there is also a rich collection of Old Master Paintings.

The 65 acres of Grade I listed gardens have been loved for centuries, with their combination of grand vistas, architectural delights, water features and wilderness areas. Highlights include the stunning Conservatory, home to the oldest collection of camellias in Britain. Explore this magnificent collection and stroll in the 19th century Italian Garden designed for the sixth Duke of Devonshire. The 2017 Camellia Show opens 3rd March - 2nd April entry is free and donations are welcome (closed Mons). To enhance your visit Camellia and garden tours are available to pre-book and there is a programme of garden events throughout the year.

Fact File

Opening Times: Gardens entry is free. Open daily from 7am - dusk; donations welcome.
The House and Shop are open Sun - Wed & Bank holidays 10am - 6pm
Admission Rates: Visiting the House £6.70 adult, £6.00 concession and £4.00 children (Free for under 5's). Free for English Heritage and Art Fund members. House closed November - April.
(Open weekends only during the Camellia Show). Prices and times correct at time of press.
Group Rates: Available on request
Facilities: There is a children’s play area and a modern cafe open from 8.30am all year round that offers a light airy space to enjoy a seasonal menu and refreshments.
Tours & Events: Chiswick House 020 8995 0508
Camellia and Garden Tours 020 3141 3350
Disabled Access: Wheelchair access for Gardens and Conservatory, House access ground floor and stair climber to first floor. Blue badge parking bays are available (must be pre-booked)
Toilets: Yes including disabled toilet.
Coach/Car Parking: Coach/Car Parking: Yes, coach set down point along Burlington Lane, W4 2RP. Pay and display parking charges apply - disabled bays available) - off Westbound A4. Sat Nav: W4 2QN)
Length of Visit: 1-3 hours.
Location: Burlington Lane, London W4 2RP. Train: Chiswick is best ¼ mile walk (10 mins) Bus: Tfl bus services 190, E3 Tube: Turnham Green (25 mins walk) or E3 bus to 'Chiswick House' stop.

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