The gardens at Syon lead down to the River Thames with Kew Gardens on the far bank.
Covering 40 acres, there’s lots to enjoy including the Wilderness, Cedar Mound and various garden buildings.
Don’t miss the Rose Garden and the Doric Column topped by Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers and Spring.
Explore the landscape designed by ‘Capability’ Brown with the two lakes made from a prehistoric channel of the Thames.
Wander through the spring meadow of primroses and cowslips and the hay meadow east of Syon House.
The Great Conservatory was designed by Charles Fowler in 1827 and filled with exotic plants from around the world. The building was restored in 1980s.
Also visit the gardens at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.
During the school summer holidays, kids go free – 2 with each paying adult. Check the website for details. [Love this incentive – wish more estates would do this.]
If you live within 3 miles, you get 20% discount on daily admission – see website for details.
The gardens and Great Conservatory are open Wednesday to Sunday during the open season.
The house is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays during the open season.
Historic Houses members and RHS members visit for free.