Trust updates residents on progress of the works
A spokesperson for Chiswick House Trust writes, "The programme of works will be completed, as planned, in early 2010. We are more than half way through the work to the landscape, Conservatory and the new Café.
"An intense programme of important landscaping work has been undertaken over the last six months, particularly in areas around Chiswick House. This has required large areas of the park to be closed off and we are very grateful to park users for their patience and co-operation."
Below is a more detailed schedule of opening dates:
- House Forecourt and area between Corney Road Gate and the Cascade – reopened to the public on Tuesday 21 April 2009.
- Western Lawn [between the House and River], the Avenue and the Grove [areas to the rear of the House] – re-opened by mid May 2009. This allows time for new turf and seeded areas to establish and new hoggin path surfaces to bed-down. Some areas will remain protected and there will be occasional further works, such as the application of the top dressing of path surfaces.
- Classic Bridge – the north loop from the bridge will re-open at the end of May 2009. Frost damage to the repairs have delayed its opening, but these are being addressed. The Northern Wilderness will remain closed to the public until the end of summer while works are undertaken.
- Rosary - reopened September 2009. Works are underway and it will re-open following the installation of a new sculpture of Venus on top of the Doric Column.
- Public car park – re-opened end of May 2009. Works to improve the car park entrance from the A4 will be carried out at the end of October for completion in December 2009.
- The opening of other areas will be communicated in due course.
For further information on the project please visit the Trust’s web-site: www.chgt.org.uk
Chiswick House Trust
April 18, 2009