We are delighted to announce that Chiswick House and Gardens has been awarded Gold at the London in Bloom Awards.
London in Bloom provides regional awards and forms part of the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom campaign. Formed in 1967 over 300 parks, gardens and communities have been judged this summer across London. The annual awards are where London in Bloom celebrates the efforts of communities, parks and individuals who do so much to make London a special place to live, work and visit.
Chiswick House and Gardens Trust entered the London in Bloom Heritage Parks and Gardens category and London in Bloom Walled Garden of the year category. We are delighted that we have been awarded the following London in Bloom Awards:
- ‘Heritage Parks & Gardens’ – Gold
- ‘Walled Garden of the year’ – Gold
- ‘Heritage Parks & Garden Award for 2016’ (overall category winner)
- ‘Horticultural Achievement Award 2016’ (Awarded to William Rallison, Chiswick House & Gardens, and Jaimie Cook, Gavin Jones)
The 65-acre Grade I listed Estate is maintained by a small team comprising of the Garden Estate Manager, Community Gardener, Gardener, an Assistant Gardener and Gardens Ranger who work with over 50 volunteers to garden the walled garden, formal gardens and conservation works throughout. In partnership with Head Gardener and Gavin Jones Grounds Maintenance who maintain all lawns, hedges, sports facilities and litter.
In recognition of their commitment, dedication and hard work 2 members of the team at Chiswick House and Gardens received Horticultural Achievement Awards at the 2016 presentation: William Rallison Kitchen Gardener at the Trust and Jaimie Cook from Gavin Jones Ltd.
Geraldine King CHGT Garden Estate Manager comments, ‘I am absolutely over the moon that the hard work of the Trust team, Gavin Jones and our volunteers has been recognised through the Awards we have received today. The results reflect the care, commitment and dedication that they have all given in maintaining and advancing this Grade I listed Estate and I am very proud to be part of this team.’