Free Seasonal Garden Tours

We offer free guided tours on specific Wednesdays and Sundays (May and June) to discover the spectacular features of the gardens and the fascinating stories which lie behind them.

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 outside the Chiswick House Café where your Garden Guide will meet you. 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.

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

Wednesday Tours - 11.00am start

May: 10, 17, 24 (Cancelled), 31

June: 7, 14, 21, 28

Sunday Tours - 12.00pm start

May: 14, 21

June: 11 (William Kent focused tour), 18, 25

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.

Tours are free, although donations are welcome! All donations support the Trust's work maintaining the wonderful Grade 1 listed gardens - donations boxes are in the Conservatory. To enable as many people to enjoy the tours as possible we ask that groups of more than 6 people please book a private guided tour (see details below).

Here's what people have been saying about our guided tours:

'So fascinating – thank you!'

'Very interesting and well explained'

'Wonderful to hear a guide so passionate and knowledgeable.'

Private Guided Tours and larger groups

For private tours, larger groups or dates outside those listed please see the link on the right.

Guided tour of Chiswick House Gardens

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