River Weekender 2017
Fri 15 - Sun 17 SepPast event
A special tour of Syon House, Gardens and Parkland, including areas not usually open to the public. In particular a view of the tidal water meadow, a site of special scientific interest and the only significant section of un-embanked riverside on the tidal Thames.
Syon Park is known world-wide as one of Robert Adam’s best examples of neo-classical splendour, and houses an array of art and antiques collected over centuries by the Percy family. Designed by Adam for the purpose of entertaining, Syon House is known for offering ‘great variety and amusement’ and hosts many celebrations and events and is also a location for filming. The 40 acres of gardens designed by ‘Capability’ Brown create a remarkable rural landscape, so close to London. From its Tudor origins to the present day, Syon House, gardens and Great Conservatory continue to fascinate.