The Garden Guide

Twickenham Park

Francis Bacon was given the Twickenham Park estate in 1595 and it was bought by Lucy Harrington in 1608. The plan of the garden was drawn by  Robert Smythson in 1609. Roy Strong, in his book on the Renaissance Garden in England, comments on the similarity of the Twickenham plan to plan of the surviving garden at Chastleton House and states that Lucy Harrington’s garden is surely an emblematic one based on the familiar plan of the pre-Copernican universe' (p.122).

Twickenham, London, Greater London, England

The Twickenham Park garden does not survive. The land on which it stood, now a wealthy residential area called St Margarets, can be seen from Richmond Bridge.

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