Free Seasonal Garden Tours

We offer free guided tours on specific Wednesdays and Sundays 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. For groups of 6 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:

Wednesday Tours – 11.00am start

Sunday Tours – 12.00pm start

JUNE 2018
Wednesday 13th
Wednesday 20th
Wednesday 27th
JULY 2018
Sunday 1st
Wednesday 4th
Sunday 8th – and at 2.30pm
Wednesday 11th
Sunday 15th
Wednesday 18th
Sunday 22nd
AUGUST 2018
Sunday 5th
Wednesday 8th
Sunday 12th
Wednesday 15th
Wednesday 22nd
Wednesday 29th
SEPTEMBER 2018
Wednesday 5th
Sunday 16th
Wednesday 19th
Sunday 23rd
Wednesday 26th
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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