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The Goosefoot Volunteers
Information on the Goosefoot Volunteers at Chiswick House Gardens.
THERE ARE VACANCIES ON OUR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY SESSIONS (OUR THURSDAY SESSIONS ARE FULL AT THE CURRENT TIME)
The long established Goosefoot volunteers undertake a wide range of conservation and woodland tasks including coppicing; dead hedging and clearing brambles.
They also undertake ornamental gardening including tending the Italian Garden, Camellia Shrubbery and Rosary. No gardening experience is necessary but if you have enthusiasm and enjoy working outdoors then we look forward to hearing from you.
About the Goosefoot Volunteers
Formed in 1994, the Goosefoot Volunteers turn up rain or shine all year round to offer their spare time to work in the gardens.
Work so far includes coppicing, hedging, rebuild of several garden seats, and working tirelessly to keep the gardens in a respectable state.
The Goosefoots made a wonderful contribution to the restoration of the gardens which had been neglected and overgrown for so long. Their efforts concentrated on trying to control the jungle that had grown up, which meant hacking through brambles and nettles, pulling up giant weeds, cutting back and trimming the trees to let light into the undercroft, planting hedges and new shrubbery plants, as well as clearing the walled garden.
Today the Goosefoot Volunteers have expanded their number and continue to make a tremendous contribution to the care and presentation of the gardens.
For further information of volunteering days and times please see the Brief Sheet below.
Brief Sheet - Goosefoots
Goosefoots - information about volunteering.