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Chiswick House

Chiswick, London

Sir Edward Seymore sold Chiswick House to the 1st Earl of Burlington in 1682. Burlington commissioned Colen Campbell to build a new villa which by 1733 was linked to the old house by a gallery.

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Church Garden, Harefield

Uxbridge, London

A family restoration project of a Renaissance walled garden of 1600s including an organic kitchen garden with 56 geometrically arranged raised beds, herbaceous borders, fruit trees, herb garden and an orchard….

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View from the Wilderness in the pleasure gardens at Ham House in London

Ham House

Richmond, London

Built in 1610 for Sir Thomas Vavsour, the house was enlarged and remodelled in 1670s for the Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale. After Lauderdale’s death, the house was lived in by his widow and then passed to her son, the third Earl of Dysart.

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Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace in London, home of Henry VIII

Hampton Court Palace

Kingston, London

Cardinal Wolsey began building Hampton Court in 1515 but in 1528 he gave the Palace to King Henry VIII to try and regain his popularity. Henry enlarged the building and laid out the grounds although nothing remains of the garden from this period.

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View from the landscape garden by Humphry Repton towards the facade of Kenwood House

Kenwood House

Hampstead, London

From thirteenth to sixteenth century Caen Wood was a monastic wood which was bought in 1616 by John Bill who built the first house on the site. George Middleton leased Kenwood from the Earl of Ilay at the beginning of the eighteenth century….

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The Orangery at Kew Gardens in London

Kew

Kew, London

Kew Gardens is one of the leading botanic gardens in the world fulfilling its mission statement ‘to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life’.

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Marble Hill Gardens at Twickenham, home to Henrietta Howard

Marble Hill

Marble Hill, Twickenham

The Palladian villa and gardens were created by Henrietta Howard, mistress of the Prince of Wales, later George II at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Howard lived at Marble Hill until her death in 1767.

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Osterley Park

Middlesex, London

In 1562, Osterley was bought by Sir Thomas Gresham who rebuilt the house and developed the garden. The house passed through several hands until 1752 when, on inheriting the house from his father, Sir Francis Child commissioned Robert Adam to redesign the house.

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Red House and garden in Kent, home of William Morris

Red House

Bexleyheath, London

William Morris commissioned Philip Webb to design a house ‘very medieval in spirit’. It was built of red bricks with a red tiled roof broken by gables, hips, valleys and ridges at different levels.

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Syon House

London

In 1547, the Duke of Somerset was given Syon Monastery and the parkland. He built a new house with raised terraces to look out over the Thames. However the terrace was misconstrued as the first stage of building fortifications, and the Duke was charged with felony and executed in 1552.

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