200th anniversary of the Italian Garden at Chiswick House

Designed in 1814 by Lewis Kennedy, the 6th Duke of Devonshire, went about commissioning the young landscape gardener. Kennedy drew up a semi-circular ‘Italian Garden’ in front of the Conservatory (that had been completed a year earlier). To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Italian Garden, 4,500 bedding plants have been planted by the garden staff alongside our enthusiastic volunteers. … Read More