The Landscape Guide

Chiswick House Gardens

Historically of great interest as one of the best surviving early examples of the English Landscape School. The house and garden were created in the eighteenth century by Lord Burlington and others. William Kent's design for the garden was modelled on a painter's interpretation of the Roman Campagna. It complements the Palladian Villa in a romantic way and was superimposed on an earlier garden in the formal style.

Thomas Jefferson visited Chiswick and the design influenced his own house and garden at Monticello in Virginia - with immense consequences for American landscape architecture.

The garden is now a public park and retains most of its original layout. Restoration work began in the 1980s but funds were always lacking. A Heritage Lottery Grant was approved in 2006.

Access from Paxton Road/Great West Road.

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