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Restoration of Chiswick House and Gardens
Chiswick House, designed by the third Earl of Burlington, is one of the finest English Palladian villas. Surrounded by a Grade 1 landscape of international cultural significance, the Gardens are celebrated as a remarkable example of English design inspired by the classical purity of Rome. The Gardens at Chiswick were laid out with help from Burlington’s protégé William Kent, who expressed new ideas in garden design that have led to Britain’s greatest contribution to European art, the landscape garden. Now a public park, this exceptional landscape is under threat and we need to rescue it before it is lost to future generations.