Chiswick House & Gardens Trust awarded £50k from Rewild London

Chiswick House Kitchen Garden (Andre Pattenden)
Chiswick House Kitchen Garden (Andre Pattenden)

Those of you who visit or live near Chiswick House & Gardens may be interested to know that Chiswick House & Gardens Trust is one of three projects in West London to have been awarded a grant from the Rewild London Fund, as part of the scheme’s bid to help make the capital more resilient to climate change. The Trust has been awarded £50,000 for the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust Woodland Wilderness transformation. You can see the full news story here.

The grant will help the Trust begin to transform 3.5-hectares of two existing woodlands into species-rich, biodiverse areas. The first step will be to establish a baseline through ecological surveys to identify species with low populations to increase, and high population species to protect and enhance. The project will plant at least 100 trees and up to 250 shrubs to support a variety of biodiversity for now and into the future.

“The gardens at Chiswick House are rich in life. We want to help the spaces flourish, both for environmental benefit and for our community and visitors from West London who enjoy the park so much. The Rewild London grant will help us make huge strides in our commitment to biodiversity and conservation in this much loved local space.”

Rosie Fyles, Head of Gardens at Chiswick House & Gardens