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Chiswick House Kitchen Garden

The Chiswick House Kitchen Garden, the seventeenth century walled garden we saved a few years ago. After some colossal battles between the local residents and Hounslow council and English Heritage, the garden was saved and a grant awarded to pay for a Kitchen Gardener. A new Kitchen Gardener has just been appointed to this lovely 2-acre enclosure, originally built by Samuel Fox in the 1680s, working to the new Head Gardener who oversees the whole of Chiswick House and Gardens. The 200+ fruit trees that make up the biggest new orchard in West London – probably in the whole of London –  have received their winter pruning. Apples, pears, plums, figs, mulberries and soft fruit provide a real cornucopia for the future. The southern garden is once more divided into quarters – herbs & cutting flowers, vegetables and fruit, with the last quarter for exciting one-off projects. And the northern garden, once doomed to be gravelled over for corporate car parking, is now a spacious orchard of small (but growing) cherry and plum trees.

Now we just need a few more open days (free of charge, of course), and to get the local community and the wider public interested and involved again!

The site is currently undergoing maintenance so some features may not be working as expected. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Maintenance should be complete on Monday 11th November.