Growing Together at Chiswick House

Working in partnership with our local community groups and schools, ‘Growing Together at Chiswick House’, is our exciting new community engagement programme.

Our inclusive programme of activities aims to support access to the House and Gardens and encourages groups to come together to learn about nature, gain skills, grow plants, build confidence and inspire wellbeing. All set in our beautiful safe spaces and delivered through a variety of gardening and creative activities.

Inspiring wellbeing through nature

Mostly taking place in our spacious Kitchen Garden, our programme aims to promote wellbeing through nature, gardening and other creative activities. Inspired by the Five Ways to Wellbeing Framework, the programme is collaborative to meet the needs and interests of our community organisations and schools. The programme is led by our highly experienced and DBS-checked Community Participation Manager, Kitchen Gardener, Kitchen Gardener Apprentice and local arts and culture providers to provide an enriching, safe and enjoyable experience.

Working in partnership

Please let us know how we can best work with you and any ideas you may have for collaborative projects. We want our programmes to remain relevant to our community’s needs and are keen to develop partnership projects that can enhance and enrich existing services to support the local community.

We welcome discussions about potential projects with community groups, schools, creative and cultural organisations, artists and researchers. Particularly if these engage with underrepresented groups and link to gardening, nature, food production and local history and culture.

Current collaborative partners include Hounslow Seniors Trust, Border Crossings and The Wild Minds Project. 

Get in touch

We want to hear from local community groups and schools in Hounslow and West London. We’re particularly keen to develop partnerships with local health and social care organisations, especially those who support vulnerable, at risk or isolated individuals with limited access to engaging with heritage organisations.

If you would like to find out more about our Growing Together at Chiswick House Community Programme please email us at community@chgt.org.uk

Funders

Our work is made possible by the generous support of the following funders:

Linbury Trust

English Heritage

London Borough of Hounslow