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Birthplace of English Landscape

By Linda Tancs

The English Landscape Movement was inspired by Dutch landscape paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries.  Launched by landscape designers like William Kent, the movement’s birthplace is widely recognized to be the gardens at Chiswick House in west London.  The property was restored a few years ago to enhance its lake views and serpentine pathways.  This 65-acre oasis has inspired other great landscapes around the world like New York’s Central Park.  Admission is free year round.  Take the District Line to Turnham Green station.



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