To be honest, I should be ashamed of this post. Well not of the post but of the fact that it took me over 9 years to actually write this post. I actually lived a 4 min walk to Chiswick House and Gardens for 9 years and I only on a recent holiday decided to check what the hype was about (bear in mind the gardens are only 9 miles from central london so a great option for perfect day out in London):
The map of the Chiswick house and its vast gardens
To give you some history, Chiswick House and Gardens is the birthplace of the English landscape movement. The 65 acres of Grade I listed gardens are stunning and have an amazing array of architectural delights and wilderness areas amongst other beauties. I wasn’t able to go inside Chiswick house as it was closed until April 2017 but the beauty the gardens had to offer was more than sufficient. Nevertheless, there was so much to soak in and here is my visual diary:
Chiswick house in all its glory!
View of chiswick house
On Chiswick grounds is a beautiful lake with many ducks and ducklings for all you nature lovers
Another view of Chiswick house
A view of the cascade waterfall at Chiswick Gardens
A section of the gardens was built to look like paintings
At the classic bridge
View of the lake from the Classic bridge
Ionic Temple, Obelisk and Amphitheatre
What I loved: So much beauty to be seen here. The gardens, lakes and grounds are spectacular and a perfect weekend chill-zone. Also the grounds are free entry for all but there are other fees to enter inside Chiswick house itself. See more details here.
What I didn’t like: The weather could have been better which would have lengthened the amount of time I spent. That’s what I get for visiting London in winter. I could imagine how much more stunning it would be here in the summer.
Who should visit: Everyone! Its the perfect day out for families or even if you are on a date (There is a cafe on the grounds too). Did I mention its a gorgeous spot for a wedding?? Views to make those wedding pictures stunning.
What other gems are worth visiting in LONDON. Share with me!!!