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William Kent (1685 – 1748)

William Kent

Painting by William Aikman, Oil on canvas, Government Art Collection.  For a brief biography see Chiswick House and Gardens Trust website.

For some interesting history on parties held in the House in the past 300 years visit the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust website.

Information about the Garden’s history can be found at the The House and Gardens Trust website including the following features:

Bowling Green
Cascade
Classic Bridge
Conservatory and Camellias
Deer House
Doric Column
Exedra
Inigo Jones Gateway
Italian Garden
Lake
Obelisk (by Burlington Gate)
Orange Tree Garden
Patte d’oie
Rustic House
Statues
Trees and shrubs
Walled Garden