The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Syon House Gardens & Park

There have been gardens at Syon since the 15th century when a Bridgettine Abbey occupied the site of the present house. Recent archaeological excavations have revealed the remains of the 17th century formal gardens created around the house which were swept away by “Capability” Brown when he landscaped the park for the 1st Duke of Northumberland.

The centrepiece of the gardens is the spectacular Great Conservatory, built by the 3rd Duke in the 1820’s by Charles Fowler.

The 40 acres of gardens open to visitors are renowned for their extensive collection of rare trees. Brown’s lake is overlooked by a Doric column bearing Flora, Goddess of flowers. The vistas across the Thames-side water meadows, still grazed by cattle, give Syon a unique rural landscape so close to the heart of London.

Fact File

Opening Times: Gardens: 12th March – 28th October 2018. Open daily from 10.30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
House: 14th March – 28th October 2018. Open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
Admission Rates:
House, Gardens and Great Conservatory: Adults £13.00, Concessions £11.50, Children £6.00, Family £30.
Gardens and Great Conservatory: Adults £8.00, Concessions £6.50, Children £4.50, Family £18
Group Rates: Available on request.
Facilities: Garden centre & Refectory café.
Disabled Access: Disabled access to the gardens. Limited access to the house. Toilet and car parking on site.
Tours/Events: Pre-booked guided tours of the House available. Contact House for details.
Length of Visit: 1 hour house, 1 hour gardens.
Booking Contact: Clare Scott, Syon House and Gardens, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF
Tel: 020 8560 0882
Email: info@syonpark.co.uk
Website: www.syonpark.co.uk
Location: Location map on website. By rail from Waterloo to Kew Bridge then bus as below or North London line to Gunnersbury then bus 237 or 267 to Brent Lea Bus stop. Pedestrian entrance 50 yards. Free car park. Vehicle entrance Park Road, Isleworth.

Updated: 12/12/2017

Syon House