Thursday, October 23, 2008

Green Corner Award for the Kitchen Garden

Chiswick House Kitchen Garden has won a prestigious Green Corner Award. Run by the Conservation Foundation, these prizes are awarded to ‘green corners that make the capital a brighter, greener and healthier place to live and also enrich the biodiversity of the capital.’

Local resident, historian Gill Clegg, who nominated the garden for the award, said : ‘As a disabled person, the kitchen garden is my little bit of heaven and one of the most interesting community projects taking place in Chiswick, my locality. I think the garden deserves the award because it fulfils an educational function and engenders community spirit, and because it brings so much joy to those who work in it and those who visit.’

Awards were presented by David Bellamy, co-founder of the Conservation Foundation, here seen pointing at Gill Clegg. Smiling proudly behind stand Jutta Wagner and Karen Liebreich of the Kitchen Garden.