Our Community

Our funders

Following a major restoration project, which finished in 2010 with the £12m support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, London Borough of Hounslow and English Heritage Trust formed the independent Chiswick House and Gardens Trust to unify the care of the House and Gardens under one Trust. Our grants from English Heritage and London Borough of Hounslow cover 25% of our annual costs – we need to raise over £1m each year from our membership, commercial income and trusts and foundations to cover the rest of our essential costs and invest in our volunteering, community outreach and learning programmes.

English Heritage

We are responsible for the day-to-day care of Chiswick House with the guidance of English Heritage. English Heritage is sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It manages over 400 historic sites across the country on behalf of the nation including Stonehenge, Dover Castle and Chiswick House.

London Borough of Hounslow

We are part of the London Borough of Hounslow in West London, which stretches from Chiswick on the banks of the Thames in the east to Bedfont, under the shadow of Heathrow Airport in the west, and is home to almost 290,000 people. Hounslow boasts a high proportion of green space, and an extensive water frontage along the Thames. The borough is a community of communities and one of the most culturally diverse areas in the UK with over 120 languages spoken and


Our on-site partners

 Barry Martin

Barry Martin RA, has had his artist’s studio based at the South Lodge since 1989. Chiswick House and Gardens have played a massive influence on his art in that time. He works in many different media, from pencil drawings to sculpture and installation pieces.

 Chiswick Cricket Club

Chiswick Cricket Club has recently taken over the administration of the cricket diary and once again becoming a regular player at Chiswick House and Gardens. The 2021 cricket season commenced on Saturday 17 April and runs through to 12 September. The partnership will develop cricket at Chiswick House, both for clubs matches, corporate and the wider cricketing community.

Bernard Hughes, Chairman of CCC says:

‘Chiswick CC is delighted to be returning to its spiritual home at Chiswick House after many years away. We are excited to be in partnership with the Trust and look forward to developing cricket at CH, both for our club and the wider cricketing community.’


The family-run Colicci took up residence in our Café in early 2020. With a revamped menu focusing on fresh, local ingredients, and a passion for coffee, they are a welcome addition to our estate and not to be missed.

Food Show

As of 2020, our private events business works exclusively with the caterer Food Show Ltd. With over 33 years of expertise, Food Show are one of the premium event caterers in London with experience in all sorts of events from intimate dinners to extravagant, five-star weddings.

Gavin Jones

Gavin Jones is an award-winning landscape management company offering a full range of professional services, including grounds maintenance, landscape construction, tree care and garden design to commercial, private estate owners and domestic clients across the UK. Our Gavin Jones team work hand-in-hand with our gardeners to maintain the estate and gardens 364 days a year.

La Trompette

Located just minutes away from the estate on Devonshire Road, La Trompette is a much-celebrated restaurant, and winner of many accolades. The team at La Trompette work closely with our team, using produce from the Gardens as well as utilising parts of the Kitchen Garden for their own growing.

Little Forest Folk

Little Forest Folk is an outdoor nursery initiative, for children aged 2–5 years old with programmes across London. Children are able to explore the Wilderness on the estate safely and creatively, while learning all about the natural world.

Michele Noach

Michele Noach, one of the artists working on our estate, is based in the Stables, just off the Estate Yard, and takes inspiration from the Gardens in her work. Michele is originally from Australia and has been working as an artist since the 1980s.


Our Community Partners

We also have an ambitious community engagement plan and are looking for funding to fully optimise our amazing Kitchen Garden and Gardens. We expect our list of community partners to grow over the next 3 years

Chiswick Book Festival

The Chiswick Book Festival brings together top authors and their readers for a week of history, poetry, biography, creative writing, fiction, thrillers, gardens, food, wine, politics and children’s books. We host the opening night of the festival at Chiswick House and Gardens.

 Chiswick House Dog Show

The dog show is hosted in Chiswick Gardens every year. It is an opportunity for everyone who uses and loves Chiswick House and Gardens to give something back through being part of a fun day out for all the family. Run by the community for the community, everyone’s efforts raise monies to fund projects to maintain and constantly improve this wonderful, historic oasis.

Creative People and Places

Creative People and Places is about more people choosing, creating and taking part in brilliant art experiences in the places where they live. Funded by Arts Council England, there are 33 independent projects based in areas where there are fewer opportunities to get involved with the arts.

Queensmill School

Queensmill School is a coeducational special school for autistic children, located in White City. The school brings regular groups to visit our Kitchen Garden, for the benefit of their students.