Syon Park - House and Gardens

Syon Park - House and Gardens Syon Park, home to the Duke of Northumberland's family for over 400 years, is the last privately owned country estate in London. With the finest Robert Adam interiors and the spectacular Great Conservatory all set in Capability Brown landscaped parkland.

Operating as usual

Sale starts today! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„
04/12/2020

Sale starts today! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„

Do you still need to buy some Christmas presents? ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

We have an up to 40% off sale in the Visitor Centre gift shop starting from tomorrow. We have a selection of gifts and souvenirs, including local artisan products, books, toys, ceramics and Silent Pool Gin.

While you are here, why not pop into the gardens. The Visitor Centre and gardens are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Sunday 20th December 2020.

For more ticket information, visit our website: https://www.syonpark.co.uk/visiting/ticket-information

#Christmas #ChristmasGifts #ChristmasShopping #SyonPark #SyonGardens #SyonHouse #Brentford

#Repost Syon Park - Weddings & CelebrationsThis years magnificent 8ft Christmas tree sitting beautifully in our Porte Co...
03/12/2020

#Repost Syon Park - Weddings & Celebrations

This years magnificent 8ft Christmas tree sitting beautifully in our Porte Cochere! Thank you to Christmas Tree Express for the beautiful tree. Ben and his team are at Syon from Friday if you are looking for a Christmas tree ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธโœจ

#Christmas #ChristmasTree #SyonHouse #SyonPark #Brentford

Do you still need to buy some Christmas presents? ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽWe have an up to 40% off sale in the Visitor Centre gift shop starti...
03/12/2020

Do you still need to buy some Christmas presents? ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

We have an up to 40% off sale in the Visitor Centre gift shop starting from tomorrow. We have a selection of gifts and souvenirs, including local artisan products, books, toys, ceramics and Silent Pool Gin.

While you are here, why not pop into the gardens. The Visitor Centre and gardens are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Sunday 20th December 2020.

For more ticket information, visit our website: https://www.syonpark.co.uk/visiting/ticket-information

#Christmas #ChristmasGifts #ChristmasShopping #SyonPark #SyonGardens #SyonHouse #Brentford

Hillier Garden Centres
03/12/2020

Hillier Garden Centres

๐๐ž๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐”๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐‡๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐†๐š๐ซ๐๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ญ ๐’๐ฒ๐จ๐ง ๐๐š๐ซ๐ค ๐„๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž

Hillier Garden Centres and the Syon Park Estate (Syon Park) have announced the Spring 2021 opening of Hillier Syon Park. Hillier will work with the Estate to transform the garden centre with both businesses investing significantly to improve the site.

Through this new centre, Hillier looks forward to being part of the local community, sharing the companyโ€™s passion for plants, offering gardening expertise and becoming a friendly destination for people to meet, eat and be inspired. This acquisition will also create a number of jobs locally.

Read more:

https://www.hillier.co.uk/news/new-hillier-garden-centre-syon-park-estate/

Syon Park - Weddings & Celebrations
03/12/2020
Syon Park - Weddings & Celebrations

Syon Park - Weddings & Celebrations

This year 2020 certainly has been a very difficult one for many folk in a myriad of ways.

This is especially true for all our suppliers, who are our trusted and valued hospitality partners.

Weโ€™re incredibly proud of how so many of them have adapted their usual businesses to continue working and serve their customers. Theyโ€™ve come up with some of the most wonderful holiday gift ideas โ€“ and we are showcasing them here, just for you.

To us, Christmas is not a season or a show: it is a feeling, a state of togetherness and a celebration. As soon as the decorations are up, that is when the festive spirit kicks in. So whether your friends, family and colleagues have been naughty or nice โ€“ get their perfect gifts here โ€“ and help us #supporteventsuppliers.

https://www.syonpark.co.uk/private-hire/christmas-collection

Thank you to our friends over at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace for the wonderful idea!

28/11/2020
White Queen author Philippa Gregory meets Time Team

White Queen author Philippa Gregory meets Time Team

Time Team Teatime Session 16: Syon House - Series 11, Episode 1. We catch up with old friend Philippa Gregory, historian and bestselling author of The Other ...

The stunning Great Conservatory at Syon Park is opening its doors this December for a once in a lifetime festive dining ...
27/11/2020

The stunning Great Conservatory at Syon Park is opening its doors this December for a once in a lifetime festive dining experience. The pop up restaurant is a magical place to enjoy a delicious family meal or to celebrate a special occasion. Alternatively, as business meetings are still allowed, it is the ideal, special location in which to join colleagues for your Christmas lunch or dinner before the holidays commence. Open from the 3rd to 23rd December.

Brought to you by Syon House Igloos @eventistgroup and Syon Park - Weddings & Celebrations

For more information and bookings visit: www.syonhouseigloos.com

#Igloos #Dining #SyonHouseIgloos #SyonPark #SyonHouse #Brentford

24/11/2020

Looking for somewhere to go on an autumnal walk? Look no further than Syon Park! ๐Ÿ

Syon Park Gardens are open to visitors for exercise and relaxation on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Sunday 20th December. Please note that this is subject to any changes in Government guidance or rules.

To find out more visit: www.syonpark.co.uk

#SyonHouse #SyonPark #Brentford

Available at Syon Park from Thursday ๐ŸŽ„#Christmas #ChristmasTree #SyonPark #SyonHouse #Brentford
23/11/2020
Christmas Tree Express

Available at Syon Park from Thursday ๐ŸŽ„

#Christmas #ChristmasTree #SyonPark #SyonHouse #Brentford

The Nordmann Fir Tree will last the whole of the ๐“•๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ ๐“ข๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ผ๐“ธ๐“ท ! โค It will look grand on its own or festooned with all the ornaments you can find.

Syon Park - Weddings & Celebrations
19/11/2020

Syon Park - Weddings & Celebrations

So wonderful to have Naeem & Rahima's beautiful wedding featured in Your London Wedding

You can download a copy of the e-magazine to read the full feature here https://www.yourlondon.wedding/free-download

13/11/2020
Syon Park - Weddings & Celebrations

Syon Park - Weddings & Celebrations

Here is a tiny glimpse into the hard work and details that went into the beautiful Pink Snowflake shoot from back in February. Such a fun day with a dreamy team of suppliers!

Styling & Planning by La Fรชte
Photography by Roberta Facchini
Videography by Perfect Moment Films
Venue: Syon Park
Flowers by Emma Soulsby Flowers
Makeup by Sylwia Kunysz
Hair by Tanya King
Cakes by Georgia's Cakes
Groom suit by Oliver Brown
Bridesmaid dress by Motee Maids
Bridal dresses by Mirror Mirror
Bridal hair accessories by Dolecka at Mirror Mirror
Jewellery by 64 Facets
Furniture by Greathire
Tableware by Duchess & Butler
Stationery by Era Calligraphy

#OnThisDay in 1642, The Battle of Brentford took place. It was a small pitched battle during the First English Civil War...
12/11/2020

#OnThisDay in 1642, The Battle of Brentford took place. It was a small pitched battle during the First English Civil War between a detachment of the Royalist Army (predominantly horse with one regiment of Welsh foot) under the command of Prince Rupert and two infantry regiments of Parliamentarians with some horse in support.

Algernon, the 10th Earl of Northumberland, was Lord High Admiral and President of the Council of War under King Charles I. He held back from full commitment to the Royalist cause in the early days of the Civil War and so lost his commands. Yet the war came close to his home at the Battle of Brentford on 12th November 1642, as Parliamentarian forces attempted to stop the kingโ€™s march on London. The Royalist general, Prince Rupert, made Syon House his headquarters during the battle, and there was a heated exchange of fire with several ships and barges on the river and repairs subsequently had to be made to the house โ€˜where it was shot through with ordnanceโ€™. The Parliamentarian forces were outnumbered and retreated to the river where some were drowned and others, including the radical John Lilburne, were forced to surrender. The victorious Royalist troops ransacked the houses and taverns of Brentford but their march on London was halted the following day by a parliamentarian army at Turnham Green.

#TheBattleOfBrentford #TheEnglishCivilWar #History #Brentford #SyonHouse #SyonPark

A great picture of Syon House taken from across the river!  ๐Ÿ“ธ @happysnapper66 #SyonHouse #SyonPark #RiverThames #London
10/11/2020

A great picture of Syon House taken from across the river!

๐Ÿ“ธ @happysnapper66

#SyonHouse #SyonPark #RiverThames #London

Alnwick Castle
10/11/2020

Alnwick Castle

TODAY IN HISTORY

Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, was born #onthisday in 1341. Living to the age of 66, the 1st Earl played an important role in many national events in his lifetime - his part in the deposing of Richard II, and his rebellion against Richard's replacement Henry IV, were included in William Shakespeare's history plays.

Alnwick Castle
08/11/2020

Alnwick Castle

On this day each year, we remember those who died in conflict.

2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the death in action of Henry Percy, 9th Duke of Northumberland, who was serving with the Grenadier Guards during the retreat in 1940, he was just 27 years old. During heavy fighting, the Duke helped to drag the wounded out of immediate danger, but he was then killed advancing on enemy positions waving on his troops.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

It's Bonfire Night! #OnThisDay in 1605, Guy Fawkes was found in the undercroft beneath the House of Lords, with 36 barre...
05/11/2020

It's Bonfire Night!

#OnThisDay in 1605, Guy Fawkes was found in the undercroft beneath the House of Lords, with 36 barrels of gunpowder, enough to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

The day before, Henry, the 9th Earl of Northumberland dined at Syon House with his distant cousin, Thomas Percy. Thomas was one of the gunpowder plotters.

Once the plot was foiled, the Earl was arrested because of his association with Thomas Percy and the meeting at Syon before the plot. He was fined ยฃ30,000 and imprisoned in the Tower of London for 15 years.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY - Below the link to a storyboard of the Gunpowder plot and the 9th 'Wizard' Earl. Draw a picture of each scene above the short description of what happened. https://bit.ly/31KhdUO

#GunpowderPlot #BonfireNight #GuyFawkes #ChildrensActivity #ColouringIn #SyonHouse #SyonPark #Brentford

In the light of the latest government announcement, the Syon Park Gardens will remain open and will welcome visitors for...
04/11/2020

In the light of the latest government announcement, the Syon Park Gardens will remain open and will welcome visitors for exercise and relaxation on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday 6th November to Sunday 20th December. Please note that this is subject to any changes in Government guidance or rules.

We have installed a series of measures to enhance the safety of visitors and staff, including circulation routes, social distancing, and enhanced cleaning. The Visitor Centre giftshop, Syon House and the Great Conservatory will be closed in line with government guidelines.

Please be aware that new restrictions from the government apply to visitors in outdoor locations like Syon. You must not enter if you are self-isolating or if you have symptoms of Covid-19.

To read more about our Covid-19 measures, please visit: https://bit.ly/34PIgzY

#SyonHouse #SyonPark #Brentford

Sunday Special โœจToday we have 20% off all products in the Visitor Centre gift shop. We have a selection of gifts and sou...
01/11/2020

Sunday Special โœจ

Today we have 20% off all products in the Visitor Centre gift shop. We have a selection of gifts and souvenirs, including local artisan products, books, toys, ceramics and Silent Pool Gin.

While you are here, why not pop into the gardens. Only ยฃ8.00 for adults and ยฃ6.50 for concessions. We also offer a 20% discount for local residents and CHILDREN GO FREE in the holidays. For more ticket information, visit our website: https://www.syonpark.co.uk/visiting/ticket-information

#SyonPark #SyonGardens #SyonHouse #Brentford

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ#Throwback to our 2019 Halloween tours, where many of the Syon House staff dressed the part for o...
31/10/2020

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ

#Throwback to our 2019 Halloween tours, where many of the Syon House staff dressed the part for our spooky children's tours. The ghostly housekeeper took the children on a tour of the house, while telling gruesome histories and real staff stories. We look forward to welcoming tour groups back to Syon House soon.

#Halloween #SyonHouse #SyonPark #Brentford

29/10/2020
London Mozart Players

London Mozart Players

We are really looking forward to our two Classical Club children's concerts this half term week, filmed at the beautiful Great Conservatory at Syon House. LMP presents Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs, set to music by Paul Patterson, and narrated by Polly Ives โ€“ who introduces the concerts here. Lots of fun for the youngest music lovers (and grown ups too!).

Little Red Riding Hood goes live at 10am on Thursday 29 October
The Three Little Pigs goes live at 10am on Saturday 31 October

Tickets ยฃ5
Details of how to get tickets and watch are on our website.
https://www.londonmozartplayers.com/classicalclub-buytickets/

Both videos will also have a separate British-Sign-Language interpretation by the brilliant Clare Edwards. If you know of any children who would appreciate this then do spread the word.

National Deaf Children's Society
Concerteenies with Polly Ives
Scala Radio

Syon Park - Weddings & Celebrations
24/10/2020

Syon Park - Weddings & Celebrations

Pop up winter restaurant you say?
Gorgeous food & drink in an igloo under the twinkly stars?
In the Gardens around the Great Conservatory on London's last privately owned country estate?

Yes it's TRUE! Will you be joining us?
https://syonhouseigloos.com

From today until Sunday 1st November, we have our Creepy Syon Conservatory Trail. This family friendly activity gets chi...
24/10/2020

From today until Sunday 1st November, we have our Creepy Syon Conservatory Trail. This family friendly activity gets children to help the 9th 'Wizard Earl' of Northumberland with his spell to remove a ghost. There are tiny pumpkins in each part of the Great Conservatory. Each pumpkin patch spells a word, but the letters are jumbled up so you need to work out what the spooky word is.

This is a touch free activity, abiding to our one-way route through the conservatory. The Halloween activity is included in the garden admission fee and two children go free per paying adult during the school holidays. The Gardens are open from Wednesday to Sunday between 10.30am and 4.30pm (last entry 3.30pm). For more information about this activity or visiting Syon Park, please email: [email protected]

#Halloween #Wizard #Pumpkin #SyonGreatConservatory #SyonHouse #SyonGardens #SyonPark #Brentford

Today is #InternationalArtistDay which celebrates the contribution that artists have made and continue to make to societ...
22/10/2020

Today is #InternationalArtistDay which celebrates the contribution that artists have made and continue to make to society. Syon Houseโ€™s art collection features an array of different artists, such as Sir Peter Lely and Gilbert Stuart.

We would like to highlight the artist Philip De Lรกszlรณ, who was an Anglo-Hungarian painter. He was a guest of the 8th Duchess of Northumberland, and he painted portraits of various members of the family.

Pictured is Earl Percy (Lord Warkworth), aged 4, by de Lรกszlรณ. He became the 9th Duke of Northumberland in 1930. During the Second World War, the Duke offered a wing of Syon House as accommodation for Guards officers, one of whom recalled:

โ€˜George Northumberland kindly opened a wing of his house at Sion. There we were to live in the greatest elegance โ€“ but in great discomfort from the intense cold.โ€™

The Duke was killed in action in Northern France at the age of 29, fighting a rearguard action with the Grenadier Guards during the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940.

The De Lรกszlรณ painting now hangs on the bedroom landing of Syon House.

#Artist #Art #ArtHistory #HistoricHouse #SyonHouse #SyonPark #Brentford

Syon Park Honey, made by bees here at SyonIt is suggested that local honey is great for:ยท       Healing properties - Add...
19/09/2020

Syon Park Honey, made by bees here at Syon

It is suggested that local honey is great for:

ยท Healing properties - Add it to hot water and lemon to soothe a sore throat. Because it has antimicrobial properties, it can also kill certain bacteria.

ยท Allergies - Local, raw honey helps with seasonal allergies

ยท Immune system - honey also contains bee pollen and bee propolis, which boosts the immune system

Plus it tastes great! Use it on toast, in baking, cocktails, marinades, salad dressings!

ยฃ9.99 for 384g jar

Visitor Centre is open Wednesdays to Sundayโ€™s 10.30am to 4.30pm so pop in and grab some - while stocks last!
#woodlandshoney
#honey
#syon
#bees

Clockwork Cycles
10/09/2020

Clockwork Cycles

At last we can confirm that we will have a pop-up gazebo at Syon Park TW8 8JF next to Birdies Cafe, where the old Garden Centre used to be, starting this Saturday 12th September from 11-3 plus the other dates on the poster. We will be giving any bicycle that comes our way a 30 minute bike health check. Replacing brake pads, indexing gears, tightening headset bearings etc. Please come and see us.

Syon Park Visitor Centre Gift shop has reopened.Open Wednesdays to Sundays, 10.30am to 4.30pm.A selection of gifts and s...
11/08/2020

Syon Park Visitor Centre Gift shop has reopened.

Open Wednesdays to Sundays, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

A selection of gifts and souvenirs are available including local artisan products, books, toys, ceramics and Silent Pool Gin.

While you are here why not pop into the gardens. Only ยฃ8.00 for adults and ยฃ6.50 for concessions, 20% discount if you are local. And CHILDREN GO FREE in the holidays.

#staycation2020 #giftshop #local #Syon

Last on our virtual House tour is the Duchess of Kentโ€™s Bedroom.As you will see the Duchessโ€™s bedroom is rather more opu...
01/07/2020

Last on our virtual House tour is the Duchess of Kentโ€™s Bedroom.

As you will see the Duchessโ€™s bedroom is rather more opulent than her daughterโ€™s, the then Princess Victoria. Victoriaโ€™s mother was a determined force in her life and often a cause of unhappiness in the young princessโ€™s childhood; yet letterโ€™s found at Frogmore House after the Duchessโ€™s death in 1861 showed the depth of a motherโ€™s love for her daughter. Queen Victoria mourned her greatly, and in the future blamed her unhappy childhood and difficulties with her mother, on the interference of Sir John Conroy and her governess Louise Lehzen.

P. S. Did you know that Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Frogmore House was briefly home to Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex?

As we continue along the bedroom landing we reach the east wing which contains the principle suite of State bedrooms, fu...
22/06/2020

As we continue along the bedroom landing we reach the east wing which contains the principle suite of State bedrooms, furnished by Robert Hughes in 1832 for the use of young Princess Victoria and her mother, the Duchess of Kent.

Charlotte Florentia, the 3rd Duchess, was the official governess of the young Princess Victoria, who regularly stayed at Syon.

From all accounts Princess Victoria got along very well with the Duchess, unlike her mother whose overbearing ways and Kensington System (a very strict set of rules set by her mother and her aid Sir John Conroy) Victoria found very difficult indeed.

#MuseumFromHome #History #SyonHouse #SyonPark

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