Secret Gardens of Chiswick Mall
rare chance to see some of the most
beautiful gardens in Chiswick
HOUSE, CHISWICK MALL, W4.
June 1st, some of the best privately owned gardens on Chiswick Mall
will be open to the public. These beautiful gardens are only opened
to the public once a year. The gardens include those at Lingard
House, 16 Eyot Gardens and Eyot Cottage. Click for
well as the chance to see some awe-inspiring
flora, there will be the opportunity to buy
unusual plants and enjoy a home-made tea.
gardens are part of the National Gardens Scheme: this scheme has
been opening fine gardens to the public to raise money for charity
or 75 years.
idea creatively entwines two strands of our heritage - the national
passion for gardening, and the deeply embedded desire to help those
Scheme's continuing success in raising funds
for its beneficiaries indicates how relevant
those enthusiasms remain today. For
years the entrance fee was held at one shilling.
EYOT GARDENS, W4.
there was massive inflation in the post-war years, it took a great
deal of persuasion during the 1960s and 1970s for the idea of a
more realistic entrance fee to be accepted.
it was, the Scheme began raising significant
amounts. "You don't need to be a devoted
gardener to be interested in all of this -
garden openings are simply a beautiful and
relaxing way to spend an afternoon.
people just visit gardens for the delicious
home-made teas often on offer!
always, at the back of your mind when you visit an NGS garden, is
the pleasant knowledge that your money (usually around £2
nowadays, rather than 5p or 'a shilling') is going to help a whole
range of good causes, from providing cancer relief to training National
1st from 2pm - 6pm
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