Chiswick House Gardens
Chiswick House Gardens, designed in the eighteenth century, is considered the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement. Over the past 300 years, the Gardens have been transformed from a great nobleman’s estate to a public park. A recent restoration aimed to restore the special character of the Gardens, making them a source of beauty, inspiration and recreation for visitors from the local Chiswick community, London and across the world. The classically-inspired symmetry of the forecourt has been restored, revealing the unified design of House and Gardens. As part of the restoration, the lawn was cleared of a number of self-seeded trees and haphazard planting, bins and seats which were obstructing the views and disrupting the historic design. The railings by the edge of the river were also removed and a 2 metre wide stone shelf installed to act as an initial shallow area. The urns and statuary have all been restored and new Mediterranean cypress trees have been planted on either side of the allée. Read full illustrated article about Chiswick House Gardens with video.
[Image: The exterior view of the restored Conservatory at Chiswick House Gardens. (© Clive Boursnell)]