|Open Garden Squares Weekend|
A tour of the Walled Garden At Chiswick House
The Walled Gardens at Chiswick House will be opened on Sunday June 15th from 11 am to 3pms as part of Open Garden Squares weekend.
Activities include special tours of the restored walled gardens and conservatory at 12 and 2pm., plant, flower and vegetable sales. All funds raised support the continued preservation of Chiswick House Gardens.
The 17th-century walled gardens were created by Sir Stephen Fox, Paymaster General of the Armed forces and Samuel Pepys' employer in 1682. The northern walled garden has been turned from an abandoned nursery into a cherry orchard. The southern walled garden has had lost paths reinstated and over 240 historic fruit trees and soft fruits have been planted by volunteers.
One ticket gains access to all participating gardens (bar those with special conditions for entry) for both Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June. An advance weekend ticket is £10.
June 6, 2014