Syon Park Gardens
Syon Park, Brentford, London, TW8 8JF
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Syon Park Gardens
Syon Park, Brentford, London, TW8 8JF
About Syon Park Gardens
Syon House sits within an extensive historical estate in West London. The gardens are renowned for their extensive collection of rare trees and plants. The 100 acres of parkland were created over 20 years by ‘Capability’ Brown in the eighteenth century. The centrepiece is the spectacular Great Conservatory built by the 3rd Duke in the 1820s.
Where is Syon Park Gardens located?
Syon Park is located in Brentford, in West London, opposite Kew Gardens. Despite being a mere nine miles from Charing Cross, the park feels as if it were in deep countryside. The park borders the Thames, and has a tidal meadow which floods twice a day.
What style of garden is Syon Park Gardens?
The gardens and arboretum house rare and beautiful plants, the water meadows are home to a host of wildlife, and the Great Conservatory is an architectural gem designed to house the 3rd Duke’s extensive botanical collection. Exotic trees and shrubs started to arrive at Syon from North America in the 18th Century, and many of these still flourish today. In one of his first major commissions, ‘Capability’ Brown swept away the formal landscape, replacing it with the open views characteristic of the English Landscape movement. Over the course of twenty years he extended this by incorporating farmland into the new park, and creating Pleasure Grounds, both centred on large new ornamental lakes.
What can guests enjoy at Syon Park Gardens?
Within the gardens there are many sights to see. Visitors can walk through the magnificent Great Conservatory, which features a number of exotic plants. The main path around the gardens takes visitors around the tranquil lake which attracts a whole host of wildlife, including the sunbathing turtles. You will also find a large collection of rare trees, predominantly species from Eastern North America. The walk alongside the lake takes the visitor past Flora’s Lawn, dominated by a statue of Flora, Goddess of Flowers, atop a 55ft Doric Column. The other attractions at Syon Park include; ‘Snakes and Ladders’ for adventurous children, a garden centre for the green-fingered, a trout lake for the fly fisherman and the Hilton Hotel.
Syon Park Gardens is part of the following Inspirations:
"Live in London and can’t face a long drive out of town? Head to the simply wonderful Syon House, one of the last great stately homes of the capital and just nine miles from Charing Cross. Even if you don’t step foot inside the house, the gardens are reward enough for your train journey. The Great Conservatory stands testament to the bygone craze for glasshouses – once filled with exotic plants from across the globe and, having been restored in the eighties after a period of decline, it has stood the test of time remarkably well. There are 600 years of horticultural history in the Gardens and Arboretum – a leafy glade of tranquillity if ever you saw one – and the 100 acres of parkland are home to some of the most spectacular trees in the UK including 20 Champion trees and ancient oaks that were standing in the 1600s."
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Information on Syon Park Gardens , Syon Park , Brentford
|Opening Times:||11th March-27th October 2019 Open daily 10:30-17:00 (last entry 16.00)|
|Admission:||Gardens & Great Conservatory: Adult £8.00, Child (5-16) £4.50, Concession £6.50, Family (2A & 2C) £18.00. RHS members. Free to gardens.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||Public Transport: For directions and latest travel news visit www.tfl.gov.uk By Rail: From Waterloo to Kew Bridge then bus as below or London Overground to Gunnersbury then bus as below. Syon House is a walk of about 1 mile from Brentford or Syon Lane Stations. By Underground: District Line to Gunnersbury, 237 or 267 bus to Brentlea Gate bus stop. Pedestrian entrance 50 yards. Central Line to Ealing Broadway, E2 bus to Brentford Holiday Inn or E8 bus to Brentlea Gate bus stop. Pedestrian entrance 150 yards. Piccadilly Line to Boston Manor, E8 bus to Brentlea Gate bus stop. Pedestrian entrance 50 yards. Plan your journey by using www.tfl.gov.uk By Road: Vehicle entrance – Park Road, Isleworth.|
Coaches Welcome, Full Disabled Access, Light Refreshments, Parking Availability, Plants for Sale in Garden Centre
|Parkland / Woodland Acreage:||200|
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