Chiswick House and Gardens Trust is fundraising for new play equipment for the children’s play area next to the Chiswick House Café. The current equipment is sadly getting past its prime, with the only swing breaking beyond repair in July. Any new equipment is subject to the success of some grant applications and community fundraising, but the Trust is optimistic and excited about the prospect of developing a more engaging, inspiring and interactive space to play for children and their families. To find out more please go to: www.chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk/playground
Join us for the launch of the Chiswick Book Festival, bringing together top authors and their readers in aid of reading charities and St Michael & All Angels.
We are pleased to be opening this year as part of Open House London. Chiswick House will be open completely free of charge. Entrance to the House is free, although donations are welcome and will go to support the Trust’s work maintaining the wonderful Grade 1 listed House and Gardens. The Open House London event is fully inclusive and admission is free for all Open House London events each September. To pre-order a copy of the programme for the year’s event, click here
Chiswick House Dog Show – said to be the biggest in London – is back again for its 15th year. Run by volunteers for the community (and not just the dog-owning community!), its aim is to raise funds for the maintenance and improvement of this beautiful park. With 18 classes, ranging from Waggiest Tail to Prettiest Bitch, from My Dog’s Got Talent to Next Top Model, every dog is welcome – big, small, pedigree, rescue, mutt, young and old! For more information, go to https://www.chiswickhousedogshow.org.uk/
Visit the walled Kitchen Garden on one of our open days and enjoy its plentiful displays of flowers and produce. Visitors will be able to purchase Kitchen Garden produce, herbs and plants. All funds raised support the continued preservation of Chiswick House Gardens.