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London in Bloom 2017 award winners

London in Bloom provides regional awards and forms part of the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom campaign. Formed in 1967 over 300 parks, gardens and communities have been judged this summer across London. The annual awards are where London in Bloom celebrates the efforts of communities, parks and individuals who do so much to make London a special place to live, work and visit.

Chiswick House and Gardens Trust entered the London in Bloom Heritage Parks and Gardens category and London in Bloom Walled Garden of the year category.

Chiswick House and Gardens Trust have been awarded the following London in Bloom Awards:

•’Heritage Parks & Garden Award for 2017′ (overall category winner)
•Heritage Parks & Gardens – Gold
•Walled Garden – Gold
•’London in Bloom People’s Choice Award for parks’
•The ‘Our Community Award 2017’ Awarded to the Chiswick House Kitchen Garden Volunteers joint winner with Charlton Community Gardens Greenwich
•Royal Horticultural Society and London in Bloom ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Award’ for the Chiswick House Kitchen Garden volunteers – Outstanding

The 64-acre Grade I listed Estate is maintained by a small team comprising of the Garden Estate Manager, a Kitchen Gardener, two Gardeners and two Rangers who work with over 50 volunteers to garden the walled garden, formal gardens and conservation works throughout. In partnership with Head Gardener and Gavin Jones Grounds Maintenance who maintain all lawns, hedges and sports facilities.

“We are all extremely proud to be part of this historic and magical place. To have our efforts on the ground recognised for the second year in a row is truly inspiring. Thank you to London In Bloom and thank you to our fantastic team of gardeners, rangers, wardens and volunteers.” said Jaimie Cook, Gavin Jones head gardener, Chiswick House.

“I am thrilled to see all of the hard work and commitment from the Trust team, Gavin Jones and our volunteers recognised by the Awards we received today. To be voted the People’s Choice Award this year is very touching and makes me proud to work as part of this team.” said Geraldine King CHGT Garden Estate manager.

“Chiswick House & Gardens are so proud to be rewarded for the care we take to maintain this heritage estate. We are grateful to the judges of London in Bloom for recognising us for the 2nd consecutive year with gold awards for both the Park and the Kitchen Garden.” said Clare O’Brien CHGT director.

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