London Gardens and Parks

 

London Gardens and Parks to visit in and around London

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 SYON PARK
BRENTFORD, MIDDLESEX TW8 8JF
Telephone 0871 560 9497

With the London Butterfly House and the Aquatic Experience.

 

Syon House

Syon Park, situated halfway between Central London and Heathrow Airport, is the home of the Duke of Northumberland.

Set within the 200 acre park something can be found  for all the family. As well as the House and Gardens discover the Snakes and Ladders indoor adventure playground, the Housed in the former stables is Wyevale garden centre, an aquatic retail outlet, pet care supplies and needlecraft centre. Nearby is an art centre and a National Trust gift shop. Enjoy a snack or lunch in the Patio Cafeteria, or picnic by the lake in the gardens.

Syon House itself has a fascinating history. It is built on the site of a medieval abbey dissolved by King Henry VIII. His coffin, lying at Syon on its way to Windsor for burial, burst open during the night and in the morning dogs were found licking up the remains!. This was regarded as a divine judgement for his desecration of the abbey. Other royal visitors to Syon include Charles I, Princess (later Queen) Victoria and members of the present Royal Family. In the 1760s Robert Adam created some of his finest work inside Syon House for the first Duke of Northumberland, leading Sir John Betjamin to describe it as the "Grand Architectural Walk".

Gardens at Syon were created here as long ago as the 16th century. In the mid-18th century the parkland was landscaped by Capability Brown to include two lakes, one of which is now the Trout Fishery. Today Syon has 30 acres of gardens which incorporate the Great Conservatory, a Rose Garden, Flora's Lawn and over 200 species of rare trees.

 

 

London Butterfly House

 

Butterfly

Step into the unique tropical world of a jungle paradise with some 1,000 colourful, live butterflies on the wing.

An exciting and educational experience awaits you inside a large, undercover garden,

set with pools and water cascades and filled with colourful flowers and hundreds of free-flying butterflies.

At any time of the year, in any weather, it is possible to observe butterflies from all over the world

going about their daily business  of flying, feeding, courting, laying eggs, or simply basking in the sun.

Facilities at the Butterfly House include a separate display of exotic insects and spiders

which  includes leaf cutting ants, tarantulas, scorpions and tropical beetles.

 

Opening Times and Admission

SYON PARK
BRENTFORD, MIDDLESEX TW8 8JF
Telephone 0871 560 9497

Please telephone to confirm opening times and admission prices.

Please note that there are separate admission prices to the London Butterfly House ,

the Aquatic Experience and Snakes and Ladders.

 

red flowers and lake at Savill Garden

 

Hampton Court

This superb Palace was home to some of Britain's most famous Kings and Queens

 including Henry Vlll.
The Riverside Gardens have been immaculately restored and cover 60 acres.
Brilliant displays of bedding plants, knot garden with thyme and lavender.
See the spectacular Fountain Garden and the wilderness Garden.
Visit the famous maze  covering 1350 square metres

and see the world's oldest vine, which still produces 700 lbs of grapes each year.
Make time to visit the Palace for a sensational day out.

 

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