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.
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.
Tales from the River Bank by Richard Sales
Hi All, A cormorant caught a 2ft eel. After a 5 minutes struggle the cormorant was winning until another cormorant tried to steal the eel. During the ensuing fight the eel limply swam away. Every evening at dusk ring necked parakeets fly north from Chiswick House and Kew Gardens to roost for the night at […]