Family home of Sir Winston Churchill
Bought by Sir Winston for its magnificent views over the Weald of Kent to Sussex, Chartwell was his home and the place from which he drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life. The rooms and gardens remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books, maps and personal mementoes strongly evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of this great statesman. The terraced hillside gardens reflect the importance to Churchill of the landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created, the water gardens where he fed his fish, Lady Churchill's Rose Garden and the Golden Rose Avenue -- a Golden Wedding anniversary gift from their children which runs down the centre of the productive kitchen garden. Many of Sir Winston's paintings can be seen in the garden studio where talks are given most days about 'Painting as a Pastime'
Name and credits for images of Chartwell
Description of image - The Golden Rose Walk at Chartwell created in 1958 for Winston & Mrs Churchill to commemorate their Golden Wedding.
Credit for photograph: Stephen Robson
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