Free Seasonal Garden Tours and Tree Tours (New for 2019)

We offer free guided tours on specific Tuesdays and Saturday to discover the spectacular features of the gardens and the fascinating stories which lie behind them. Please meet your guide at the Sphinx topped gate piers at the entrance to the Forecourt of Chiswick House.

The gardens at Chiswick have been loved for centuries. With their combination of grand vistas and hidden pathways, architectural delights and a dazzling array of flowers, shrubs and specimen trees, they create a unique oasis in this corner of London.

The gardens were originally created by Lord Burlington and William Kent in 1729 and were inspired by the sights of the Grand Tour and the romance of classical Italian landscape painting.

The 75 minute tours start at the Sphinx topped gate piers at the entrance to the Forecourt of Chiswick House. You will view the highlights of the gardens and hear about their history and renovation including the lake, Ionic Temple, Classic Bridge, Italian Garden and the Conservatory.

Tours are free, although donations are welcome and will go to support the Trust’s work maintaining the wonderful Grade 1 listed gardens – donations boxes are in the Conservatory. To allow as many visitors as possible to enjoy the tours we ask that individual groups are no larger than 6 people.  For groups of 7 or more, please book an exclusive guided tour. 

Dates & Times

Bring your family and friends for a wonderful experience on one of the following dates:

Tours start at 11:00

JUNE 2019

All Tours for June have now happened.

JULY 2019

Tuesday 16th (TREE TOUR)

Saturday 20th

Tuesday 23rd

Tuesday 30th

AUGUST 2019

Tuesday 6th

Tuesday 13th

Saturday 17th

Tuesday 20th  (TREE TOUR) 

Tuesday 27th

SEPTEMBER 2019

Tuesday 3rd

Tuesday 10th

Tuesday 17th  (TREE TOUR) 

Tuesday 24th

Enquiries: volunteer@chgt.org.uk

As tours are guided by volunteer guides, occasionally due to unforeseen circumstances, dates may change at short notice. We therefore suggest that you double check this page the day prior to your visit.

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