110. A Public Park & Goodbye

NARRATOR:  Chiswick was one of the first historic parks to be taken into public ownership for use by the nation. Today, the house and gardens are run by the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust, supported and championed by numerous volunteer groups and societies. Local residents have a long tradition of coming to Chiswick for all sorts of recreation, from picnicking to exercise. Some have even got married here. Although the Gardens have evolved over the centuries, one thing hasn’t changed: Chiswick remains an oasis in urban west London, a place of tranquility and beauty that can now be enjoyed by all. Thank you for taking this tour of the gardens. If you’d like to visit the house, it’s open between April and October. The gardens and café are open all year round. We hope you’ll come back to Chiswick again soon. Goodbye.