Leave a Legacy

Your legacy will ensure Chiswick House and Gardens is here for future generations to enjoy.

Leaving a gift in your will

Giving a gift in your will to Chiswick House and Gardens would make an enormous difference.

Why leave a gift in your will?

Any legacy gift – large or small – makes a real and tangible difference to the future of Chiswick House and Gardens.

Recent times have shown us how important our gardens and green spaces are for our wellbeing. Help us protect this beautiful place of history and nature for the next generation and beyond. A gift in your will could support our heritage camellias, conservation of Chiswick House and our grade I-listed monuments, or the volunteers who give their time to maintain the Italian Garden, clear paths for meditative walks, care for our 1,850 trees and much more.

Tax benefits

If your estate is worth more than £325,000, inheritance tax is usually charged at 40% above this threshold. This may vary depending on the situation, so please check with your solicitor.

Giving a gift in your will to Chiswick House and Gardens could have two potential tax benefits:

  • Charitable gifts are exempt from inheritance tax, so including a charitable gift in your estate would reduce the amount of tax due from the estate.
  • There is a tax reduction for those leaving 10% or more of their net estate to charity. This reduced rate is 36%, as opposed to 40%.

How to leave a gift in your will

If you are creating your will, find a solicitor near you who can walk you through the steps.

If you’d like to change your will, contact your solicitor to ensure that the changes you make are legally-binding.

Here is the essential information you will need to give your solicitor:

Name: Chiswick House and Gardens Trust
Address: Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane, London W4 2RP
Charity Number: 1109239

Our thanks to you

Giving a gift in your will is a meaningful gesture that makes a lasting difference.

You are under no obligation to tell us if you have left us a gift in your will, but we’d love to know as it helps us plan for the future.

Should you need any support, you can email the development team at or call them on 020 3141 3350.

Other ways to support us

Become a Member

Help us to keep our beautiful gardens open for everyone all year round. From £50.

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Become a Patron

Help us safeguard the House & Gardens for future generations. From £500.

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