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.

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. 

Growing Together at Chiswick House 

Our exciting new community engagement programme, set in the beautiful spaces at Chiswick House and Gardens.

Working closely with local groups our inclusive programme encourages groups to come together to learn about nature, build confidence and support wellbeing through a variety of gardening and creative activities.

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Self-Led visits

We are keen to support groups and schools who are using the gardens for their own activities. If you run workshops, wellbeing walks, tours or classes in the grounds please do get in touch. We can come say hello and welcome you onsite, as well as give you access to the Kitchen Garden.

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School visits – Coming soon 

We are continuing to develop our partnerships with local schools to encourage learning through nature and inspire wellbeing. From learning about growing plants and where our food comes from. If you would like to know more and help shape the programme please do get in touch.

Register interest

Community Card

Sign up for a yearly Community at Chiswick House Card that gives local community groups 10% off in the Café. If your group visits regularly, whether self-led or taking part in our activities, this discount card makes your visit even more special. You just need to let us know about your group and keep us up to date with your activities and visits to Chiswick House.

Apply for a card

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.

Email our team

Additional Information

  • All our programmes can be adapted to your group’s needs and interests.
  • Our Kitchen Garden and Learning Space is fully wheelchair accessible and includes an accessible toilet and small kitchenette.
  • We have accessible onsite parking for a limited number of vehicles.
  • We can try to assist local groups who may have transport needs.
  • Our sessions are facilitated by skilled DBS checked staff, experienced volunteers and high-quality external practitioners.
  • Our programme is co-designed – groups can do one workshop or design a series of workshops. This will depend on availability and resources.
  • It can take time to coordinate suitable dates and facilitators, alongside staffing and room availability.
  • Due to staff availability most of our programmes take place during the weekday.

Funders

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