The Mulberry Garden At Hogarth's House

Members of the public get a chance to find out its story

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Hogarth’s House is celebrating the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant with an exhibition telling the story of the garden from the 1680s to the present day. The grant will go towards the creation of a learning centre and the refurbishment of the garden over the next two years.

The exhibition runs until 4th October 2015.

Step back into the past through the gate in the high brick wall and you enter a sheltered garden with an ancient mulberry tree. Hogarth bought the house to act as his family's country refuge away from the noise of his other home in what is now Leicester Square.

The Hogarths extended the house and enjoyed the fruit trees in the walled garden. They are believed to have made mulberry pies from the tree for the Foundling children who stayed with them.

Through images, maps and contemporary writing, you will discover Hogarth's stable and studio and the memorials to the Hogarth family's pets, meet the Victorian pig-keeper and nursery gardeners who lived there in the 1870s and read descriptions by past residents and visitors.

Using 18th century gardening books, old garden tools and historic images, the exhibition will present some lavish local gardens which have now been lost and the Georgian nursery gardeners who supplied plants and garden equipment in Brentford and Chiswick. The initial ideas for the Mulberry Garden project of 2015-17 will also be on show.

Other Forthcoming Events at Hogarth's House

In and Out of the Garden - A watercolour workshop at Hogarth's House with Liz Butler, artist member of the Royal Watercolour Society. Maximum of 10 participants on each session.
Booking required. £55 per day (All materials will be provided)

Friday 28th August 2015 from 11.00 - 16.00.

Hogarth's House Mulberry Soda Launch - Hogarth's House is teaming up with BBC Food and Farming Best Drink Producer 2015 Square Root London to produce a one off Mulberry Soda from our gardens historic mulberry tree. The mulberry tree has always been popular with visitors and despite being older than the house itself still produces yearly fruit.

Now, for the first time, visitors will be able to try the fruit in the form of Square Root London's delicious sodas. Square Root London will also be on hand on the day, providing further refreshments from their vintage tricycle.

Saturday 29th August 12.00-17.00 Free

Painting the Mulberry Tree - See Jason Bowyer, former President of the New English Art club and recent recipient of the Prince of Wales Drawing Prize at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition in May 2015 as he paints Hogarth’s Mulberry tree. See Jason work in the garden or bring your own material and paint your own work.

Saturday 5th September 12-4pm, Free.

August 6, 2015