Chiswick House Friends is a charity and was founded in 1984 by local residents and dog-walkers wanting to do something about the general neglect of the gardens and the poor security for visitors.

We support the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust (CHGT) in their management of the whole estate. As well as raising funds for projects in the House and Gardens, we represent the local community and act as a link between our members and the Trust. Our aim is that the site should flourish in the long term, providing enjoyment and education for all who visit.

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Congratulations to the CHF Opera Committee for raising many thousands of pounds to rebuild the Melon House as a wonderful greenhouse for housing new plants, including camellias.

We would like to receive your stories and photographs featuring Chiswick House and Gardens. The best will be shared on this website.


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2017 Chiswick House Camellia Show

We are delighted to announce that the Chiswick House Friends are supporting the 2017 Chiswick House Camellia Show. Chiswick House hosts one of the oldest collection of camellias in Britain. The 6th Duke of Devonshire housed his exotic collection of camellias from the 1820s onwards in the conservatory he built at Chiswick. The collection is […]