|Strawberry House *||Hounslow|
* on The National Heritage List for England, Parks & Gardens
Strawberry House overlooks Chiswick Mall, which became a riverside village for the wealthy. The house was built in the early C18th and the original garden plan may date from that time, although the present layout of pools and paths is largely of the early C20th, with later planting of the 1960s.
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Strawberry House overlooks Chiswick Mall, which became a riverside village for the wealthy; nearby is Walpole House (q.v.). Like a number of other riverside properties, Strawberry House has a separate strip of garden between the Mall and river. The house was built in the C18th with a brick front of c.1735 added to an earlier house with a walled garden to the north. The original garden plan may date from the C18th but the present layout of paths and pools dates mainly from the early 1920s and with notable planting development since the 1960s. A paved courtyard is at the rear of the house from which steps rise between flanking brick piers to another paved area with a circular pool, sculpture of a Goose Girl and fountain. Beyond is a long lawn with trees and bushes at the far end. A brick path divides the western half of the garden with pool and lawn from the eastern half that has a formal scheme of paving, which encloses two rectangular pools, one with a fountain, and also extensive bedding and shrubbery. Trees include mature mulberry, magnolia, pear and wisteria, supplemented by much planting from the 1960s. Other plants found here include fine camellias, tree peonies, viburnum, Stachyurus, Abeliophyllum, clematis and climbing roses.
Country Life, 14 November 19850 pp1536-40; G Plumptre, Collins Book of British Gardens, 1985, pp106-7; Arabella Lennox-Boyd, 'Private Gardens of London', London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1990; Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (Penguin, 1999 edition) p402