september, 2022

16sep11:00 am12:00 pmChiswick House and Gardens House TourHouse visit as part of the Open House Festival

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Chiswick House and Gardens is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture and landscaping, with over 300 years of discovery, inspiration and delight.

The third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753) designed the elegant Classical villa seen today, drawing inspiration from his ‘grand tours’ of Italy. It was originally located in a modest estate purchased by his grandfather, next to an existing Jacobean house.

The villa was more a showcase for the arts rather than a home, and it provided a spectacular venue for entertaining. During his travels Burlington met the architect William Kent and invited him to collaborate on the design of the villa. William Kent also designed the gardens and started the influential ‘English Landscape Movement’.

FREE EVENT
Meet CHISWICK HOUSE AND GARDENS , BURLINGTON LANE, CHISWICK. W4 2RP

Getting there
Train: Chiswick
Bus: 190, 272, E3

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