A Bumper Crop of Wins at London in Bloom

Today we are celebrating an incredible list of awards at this year’s London in Bloom.

From Heritage Park of the Year to Community Projects, these prestigious awards recognise the dedication, expertise and hard work of a small team of gardeners and the volunteer groups that keep 65 acres gardens looking beautiful for everyone to enjoy 365 days of the year.   

The list of Chiswick House & Gardens’ accolades this year are: 

  • Heritage Park of the Year – Gold  
  • Walled Garden of the Year – Gold and joint category winner with Eastcote Gardens  
  • Our Community – Gold  
  • It’s your neighborhood – Level 5 Outstanding for Goosefoot Volunteers 
  • It’s your neighborhood – Level 5 Outstanding for Kitchen Garden Volunteers

    Image:: Estate Garden Manager Geraldine King gives our London in Bloom judge a tour of the site

Director Xanthe Arvanitakis said: “I am absolutely delighted that our incredibly hard working, enthusiastic and dedicated staff and volunteer teams have been awarded Gold – what a fantastic result!  The whole process: preparing to be judged, the judging and feedback are really important as they provide us with a clear benchmark on how we are doing and where we can improve.”  

Estate Garden Manager, Geraldine King added: “I am delighted that the hard work, commitment and endeavours of the whole of the Trust team and volunteers has been rewarded with Gold medals for our Gardens, our Kitchen Garden and our community work. The gardening team were joined by office and House staff, Good Gym, and several community groups to go the extra mile to gain these awards. Top team, top volunteers and top gardens.” 

Image: Our Kitchen Garden volunteers enjoy a well-earned break and some cake!

The Kitchen Garden is open Thursday – Sunday until 31 October and re-opens in Spring 2022. The grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk all year round. Find out more at: https://chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk/ 

More information about London in Bloom awards: http://londoninbloom.co.uk/awards/