News Archive 2011

News and press releases for Chiswick House and Gardens Trust from 2011

Chiswick House Launches Camellia Festival

Chiswick House Launches Camellia Festival - Press Pack
Chiswick House and Gardens Trust is launching a new festival to celebrate the world famous Chiswick camellia collection

Local Volunteer Manager Sought

Local Volunteer Manager Sought
We are seeking a new part time manager to follow in the able footsteps of our current manager Annette Pettman who is leaving to pursue a full time career

2011 Dog Show Bigger and Better

2011 Dog Show Bigger and Better
An audience of 2,500 visitors and their canine companions basked in the sunshine as this year's show got off to a flying start.

Dr Jacques' Lecture Postponed

Dr Jacques' Lecture Postponed
Restoration Drama at Chiswick, a historic garden lecture, will now take place in our 2012 events programme.

Chiswick Launches New Audio Tour

Chiswick Launches New Audio Tour
Visitors can now explore Chiswick Gardens through the eyes of creative writers including Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy

New Chiswick House book by local historian

New Chiswick House book by local historian
A new book by local historian Gillian Clegg tells the story of the Chiswick House estate from the 17th- century Jacobean mansion through to the present day

1000 locals turn out for Good Health, Good Harvest

1000 locals turn out for Good Health, Good Harvest
Chiswick House Walled Garden threw open its gates and welcomed over 1000 local people to a harvest celebration on Sunday 11th September.

Gardening for Everyone

Gardening for Everyone
Come along and garden on our monthly weekend drop-ins

Savour Chiswick Festival

Savour Chiswick Festival
Guests learned how to make Goats Cheese, Potato and Onion Bread with Rosemary as part of this year's Savour Chiswick Festival

House Festival - Closures

House Festival - Closures
There will be limited restrictions in the Gardens between 7-9 July

Chiswick House Café Rated London's Top New Building

Chiswick House Café Rated London's Top New Building
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has judged Chiswick House Café to be the best new building in London

Safer Parks Award

Chiswick House Gardens Receive Gold Safer Parks Award
Boris Johnson presented Chiswick House Gardens with a top Gold Safer Parks Award in recognition of its hard work in combatting crime and creating a beautiful and welcoming environment

Volunteer Manager Recruited

Volunteer Manager Recruited for Trust Team
Chiswick House and Gardens Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of Annette Pettman to the post of Volunteer Manager

A Cracking Time

A Cracking Time
Thank you to everyone who came along to Chiswick House & Gardens on Easter Monday

Gardening for Everyone

Gardening for Everyone
All members of the family are welcome to come along and garden on our monthly weekend drop-ins

Gardening Against the Odds Celebrated in Camellia House

Gardening Against the Odds Celebrated in Camellia House
Set against a backdrop of Chiswick's beautiful Camellias the first Gardening Against the Odds awards presentation took place on 8 March

Chiswick Café Wins Civic Trust Award

Chiswick Café Wins Civic Trust Award
The Café has been recognised with a prestigious 2011 Civic Trust Award for its outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment

Mayor of Hounslow Visits Camellia Festival

Mayor of Hounslow Visits Camellia Festival
Cllr Colin Ellar visited the Chiswick House Camellia Festival to admire the fabulous blooms which are attracting visitors from all over the world

Visitors Flock To See Camellias

Visitors Flock To See Camellias
Britain's first ever Camellia Festival drew hundreds of people to Chiswick House Gardens over the weekend

Camellias For Sale

Camellias For Sale
Chiswick House and Gardens Trust are teaming up with Trehane, the UK's leading camellia specialist, to offer a special selection of camellia varieties to Festival visitors

Wassailing Went With a Swing

Wassailing Went With a Swing
Organised by the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust along with Abundance London, over 350 people attended to celebrate our 200 newly planted fruit trees

New Café Nominated for Civic Trust Award

New Café Nominated for Civic Trust Award
The Caruso St John designed Café at Chiswick House announced as a finalist for the Civic Trust Awards which recognise the very best in architecture and the built environment

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