Chiswick House, London: an urn and the formal box planting in the Italian Garden

RIBApix ref no RIBA26553
Architect/DesignerBurlington, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of (1694-1753)
Kennedy, Lewis (fl. 1812-1868)
Kent, William (1685?-1748)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1812
Image Date1965
ViewExterior
StyleItalianate
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/LON/890 (ES2908.1)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The garden was created from 1726 by Lord Burlington and William Kent, who were both inspired by the sights of the Grand Tour. It was conceived as a single, living artwork and is one of the best surviving early examples of the English Landscape School. This semi-circular garden, bordered with evergreens, with geometric flower beds cut in grass, was designed by Lewis Kennedy and laid out in 1812

Subject tags

Gardens, planters, plant pots, country houses