Volunteer

From helping our Gardening team with classical horticulture to working with local schools, or conducting tours of the House, there are many ways you can get involved with the life of the estate.

Our loyal volunteers help to keep the house and garden open and beautiful for everyone to enjoy

  • Learn new skills
  • Get to know one of London’s loveliest gardens
  • Help us to preserve the historic villa
  • Be part of a diverse and dynamic team

What we offer you

Join a team of 150 experienced volunteers who support us in a range of roles across the House and Gardens

  • Help us restore the gardens to their 18th and 19th century glories
  • Learn about the English Landscape Movement, botany & conservation
  • Discover more about the history and future of your local community
  • Meet new friends and discover a shared purpose

Hear more about the benefits of volunteering from our team in the videos below.

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Goosefoot Volunteers

‘Goosefoots’ help with a range of conservation tasks including coppicing;
dead hedging and clearing brambles.

You don’t need special knowledge to help us. We need people who are keen to help, with the commitment to be here, rain or shine to help us maintain these wonderful gardens, birthplace of the English Landscape Movement.

Kitchen Gardeners

Help us grow food and maintain the Kitchen Garden, which is the oldest part of the Estate.

The Kitchen Garden is also the hub of our education programme. We welcome primary schools, secondary schools and SEN students, who learn new skills and spend time outdoors, working the ground and learning about the seasons.

Whether you would like to support our educational objectives or if you’d simply like to ‘dig, pot, weed and learn’, we would love to hear from you.

We also need people to help out on open days and support our half term children’s programme.

Camellia Show Volunteers

Our conservatory is home to one of the UK’s oldest and rarest camellia collections. It is a major attraction for visitors, particularly in spring when the camellias are in bloom.

Our annual Camellia Show marks the beginning of the season. Volunteers provide information and answer questions in the conservatory throughout the Show. The next show will run from Thursday 22 February – Sunday 25 March.  We will be advertising for volunteers for next year’s Show in November 2017. Please check back then for more information.

House & Garden Tour Guides

If history is your passion, becoming a House and Garden Tour Guide could be for you.

Discover how Burlington and Kent created the Estate, how it passed to the Cavendish Family and was inhabited by Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire and her son, the Bachelor Duke. Learn Chiswick’s fascinating 20th century story and help to share it with people from across the UK.

Find Us

Chiswick House and Gardens
Burlington Lane, Chiswick,
London W4 2RP

info@chgt.org.uk
+44 (0)20 3141 3350

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