|Chiswick House Kitchen Gardens Open Day
And produce for sale on Sunday, May 26
The Kitchen Garden will be open this weekend at Chiswick House, on Sunday 26 May 10am-4pm with free admission.
Under the care of Kitchen Gardener William Rallison, volunteers are gradually reviving this wonderful secluded garden with historically accurate vegetable and fruit beds, propagation and planting.
The project is supported by the Big Lottery Fund's Local Food Scheme and since 2010 over 10,500 people have been involved in its volunteer programmes, events, activities and school programmes. Volunteers have contributed a magnificent 15,000 hours to creating the garden!
The walled gardens at Chiswick House are not part of the public park but they can be visited and enjoyed on regular open days when volunteers are on hand to answer questions and talk about the garden and its development as well as volunteering opportunities. Visitors will also be able to purchase Kitchen Garden produce, herbs and plants. All funds raised support the continued preservation of Chiswick House Gardens. Open days this year are:
Sunday 9 June: London Open Squares event 10.00am-5.00pm (Admission Charge) The Kitchen Garden is open as part of London Open Garden Squares weekend. 11am & 2pm tours of the restored Walled Gardens.
Sunday 22 September 10am-4pm (Free Admission
If you have gardening skills and/or are interested in learning more about cultivating local food, Chiswick House & Gardens Trust are welcoming new Kitchen Garden Volunteers.
May 23, 2013