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A variety of ways to celebrate National Gardening Week (10th – 16th April)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00

Next week hails the beginning of National Gardening Week! Nature lovers and green fingered horticulturists will unite in a national appreciation of the alfresco spaces that are scattered around the capital. To help you make the most of this celebration of the great outdoors and just in time for the Easter break, we’ve put together a list of some of the fantastic gardens among our collection of unique venues.

There are many more wonderful gardens to experience within our collection of venues. To find out about all of our fantastic spaces, click here.

 

Chiswick House and Gardens

Chiswick House and Gardens is a beautiful and historic setting, suitable for a range of events. This quiet oasis located in west London, includes the stunning 18th century villa, Chiswick House and adjacent pavilion, surrounded by fabulous landscaped Italianate gardens.

Ready and equip for any summer day showers, the newly restored conservatory provides a spectacular venue for evening cocktail receptions and celebrations and can be hired together with the venues seasonal marquee, the Burlington Pavilion.

 

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a variety of stunning venues set within its world renowned botanic gardens.

The unique and awe-inspiring venues range from the iconic Orangery to the historic Georgian Cottage, and living tropical glasshouses. Within a beautiful setting of 300 acres of botanical gardens, you can be assured that nature loving guests will never forget an experience at Kew.

 

Sky Garden

Located in the heart of the City, London’s highest garden offers unrivalled panoramic view across the capital. Situated in the iconic domed roof of 20 Fenchurch, Sky Garden spans three storeys and boasts London’s highest landscaped public gardens.

On arrival, guests will be met by Sky Garden’s unbeatable 360-degree views of the city, a vibrant atmosphere and exquisitely landscaped gardens. 150 metres above the city, this unique and exquisite venue promises the most memorable and unforgettable event setting for up to 600 guests.

 

Syon Park

One of the most beautiful country estates in England – and the last privately owned one in London – Syon Park is the ideal location for any event. A calm and beautiful rural idyll only 25 minutes from Central London, the Park and Gardens feel like deep countryside, although barely nine miles from Charing Cross. Containing a great variety of outdoor spaces, from gardens and arboretum through to parkland and the unique tidal water meadows, Syon Park is the perfect location for those looking to enjoy the outdoors this spring and summer.

 

Hampton Court Palace

Dating back to the reign of Henry VIII the estate, landscape and gardens are a unique, historical and horticultural resource of international value. Featuring sparkling fountains, glorious displays of over 1 million flowering bulbs and 750 acres of tranquil royal parkland, few locations in the world offer the natural opulence of Hampton Court Palace.

If that wasn’t enough to tempt you outdoors, the venue also holds a number of records including; the longest herbaceous mixed flower border in Britain, the world’s oldest puzzle Maze and the world's longest grape vine, which still produces a yearly crop of black, sweet grapes that are sold in the palace shops!