New Team To Protect Chiswick House & Gardens

Wardens patrol gardens during day and undertake night watches

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With the completion of the restoration works to the gardens in June 2010, the 'Chiswick House Wardens', a professional team of licensed security industry personnel from military and police backgrounds, have been commissioned by the Trust to protect the gardens and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors.

The wardens all live locally, some even on site, and operate 24 hours. They can often be seen patrolling the gardens during the day and they also undertake night watches. Their duties include environmental monitoring as well as providing guidance and assistance to local users, tourists and visitors with access or mobility needs. They are a further point of regular contact and information to visitors within the gardens, and are the first point of call for any first aid, fire or incident assistance.

With the renewed and close support of the Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Team, together they tackle minor crime and anti-social behaviour providing a safer environment for us all. In respect of our park regulations they provide guidance to visitors ensuring dogs are on leads within marked areas, waste is removed, children and wildlife are protected, and the cycling restrictions to protect the restored pathways and lawns are observed. They are responsible for opening and closing the gardens each day and also provide professional event security for our weddings, private functions and community events throughout the year.

The Chiswick House Wardens operate a 24 hour incident and emergency telephone line and can be contacted on 07790 959 999 should you wish to report any incident, observe suspicious behaviour, or require assistance within the gardens.

You can also email our Head Warden at if your enquiry is not of an imminent incident or emergency nature.

Please do remember in the event of any emergency always dial 999 first, then contact your local, friendly wardens on 07790 959 999.

July 6, 2010