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Three Garden Tours at Chiswick House 2017


‘Garden of the Gods’ Tour: Lord Burlington’s Statue Garden at Chiswick.

Sunday 30th July at 3pm, Chiswick House Gardens.

£4.00 per person when booked in advance, £5.00 on the day.

Tours last approximately 70 minutes.

To guarantee your place on this popular tour please email Ricky at

Pallastours@rickypound.london

Twitter: @ricky27704102

Join architectural historian Ricky Pound on this special garden tour where he will examine the numerous statues gathered together by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (1694-1753). The landscaped garden at Chiswick was one of England’s finest statuary spaces whose iconographical messages (political, classical, Masonic) would have been understood by an educated visitor of the 18th century. The tour will examine several of the ancient statues which returned with Lord Burlington from his two ‘Grand Tours’, making such objects some of the earliest exhibited in an English garden setting.


‘Temples of the Gods’ Tour: Lord Burlington’s Garden Building at Chiswick.

Sunday 27th August at 3pm, Chiswick House Gardens.

£4.00 per person when booked in advance, £5.00 on the day.

Tours last approximately 70 minutes.

To guarantee your place on this popular tour please email Ricky at

Pallastours@rickypound.london

Twitter: @ricky27704102




Join architectural historian Ricky Pound on this special garden tour where he examines the various garden structure (fabriques) erected by Lord Burlington and William Kent, some of the earliest buildings found in the English landscape garden. These eclectic buildings, including temples, cascades, bagnios, aviaries and orangeries, abounded in theatrical, poetic, Masonic and classical references, many of which would have been understood by the educated 18th century visitor but are largely lost on today’s audience.  


Masonic Influences in Lord Burlington’s Garden Design at Chiswick House

Sunday 8th October at 2.30pm,  Chiswick House Gardens.

£4.00 per person when booked in advance, £5.00 on the day.

Tours last approximately 70 minutes.

To guarantee your place on this popular tour please email Ricky at

Pallastours@rickypound.london

Twitter: @ricky27704102


Architectural historian Ricky Pound returns to present this rarely given tour where he examines the various Masonic influences and allusions that underpin the garden design at Chiswick House. Here, Lord Burlington with the aid of William Kent and Alexander Pope, incorporated Masonic signatures into the garden which would have been decipherable to other Freemasons of the 18th century. The tour will illustrate that much of the symbolism employed at Chiswick, evident in temples, statues, trees and plants, were associated with the key edifices within the bible and Freemasonry- the Temples of Solomon, Zerubabbel and Herod on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

  Pallastours@rickypound.london