Join Clapham Common Arts Society for a visit to Chiswick House and gardens, with the oldest camellias in Britain, on Thursday 16th May.
Chiswick House was built in 1729 by Lord Burlington and subsequently inherited by the 6th Duke of Devonshire. The interiors are sumptuous, many designed by William Kent, with a superb collection of furniture and paintings, including a Rubens. The layout of the gardens was inspired by those of ancient Rome and following the tour of the house we can stroll through the 19th century Italian Garden designed by the 6th Duke of Devonshire. Highlights include the stunning conservatory, home to the oldest collection of camellias in Britain and a walk around the walled kitchen garden is also recommended.