Growing Together at Chiswick House

‘Growing Together at Chiswick House’, is 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 aid wellbeing through a variety of gardening and creative activities.

Working in Partnership

We want our programme to be relevant to our community’s needs and interests. All the programmes below are adaptable and can be used as a springboard for other ideas and projects.

We welcome discussions around multi-partner projects with community groups, creative and cultural organisations, artists and researchers. Particularly if these ideas link to the Kitchen Garden, growing plants, food, biodiversity, sustainability and reflect the rich cultural diversity of our local area.

Who is the programme for?

We are keen to build stronger partnerships with local community groups in Hounslow and West London who reflect the diversity of the Borough. In particular, we want to work with groups who have limited access to these opportunities and face barriers to engagement. The programme aims to engage with local health and social care charities, specifically those who support vulnerable and isolated communities

All our programmes can be adapted to the needs of your group and are inspired by the 5 Ways to Wellbeing to encourage physical and mental wellbeing: to connect, be active, keep learning, take notice and give.

Our Programme

GARDENING TOGETHER in the Kitchen Garden

Garden together as a community group in the Kitchen Garden. Attend regularly as a group to care for a small plot, planter or tub in the Kitchen Garden to grow your very own fruit, veg, herbs and flowers. A wonderful way to spend time together and develop gardening skills, supported by our Kitchen Garden team.

Regular attendance and commitment required. All tools provided. 

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CREATIVITY inspired by nature

Use our Kitchen Garden to encourage creativity and wellbeing. Let us know what interests your group. You can sketch vegetables, write poetry, take photographs or create music and dance inspired by nature’s sights and sounds. These workshops are co-designed with you and can be delivered as a one-off session or as a longer programme to meet your interests. Designed and delivered in partnership with local arts organisations.

No experience needed. All material provided. Maximum two hours per session. Maximum 15 people per workshop. Includes refreshments.

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