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.
The ‘Dog’ Buggy
No, our furry friends haven’t got that lazy yet! This new Buggy, which you see being driven around Chiswick House Gardens by the Wardens, was funded by CHF, using funds from the proceeds of the immensely successful annual Dog Show, hence the CHF and Dog Show logos on the side of the vehicle.