Hogarth’s House

Hogarth's House in Chiswick, built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) from 1749 until his death.

THE MULBERRY GARDEN . . . discovering the story of the garden at Hogarth's House

Hogarth's House, 11th July to 4th Oct 2015
Admission free

National LotteryHogarth’s House is celebrating the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant with a new exhibition telling the story of our garden from the 1680s to the present day. The grant will go towards the creation of a learning centre and the refurbishment of the garden over the next two years.

Step back into the past through the gate in the high brick wall and you enter a sheltered garden with an ancient mulberry tree. Through images, maps and contemporary writing, you will discover Hogarth's stable and studio and the memorials to the Hogarth family's pets, meet the Victorian pig-keeper and nursery gardeners who lived there in the 1870s and read descriptions by past residents and visitors.

Using 18th century gardening books, old garden tools and historic images, the exhibition will present some lavish local gardens which have now been lost and the Georgian nursery gardeners who supplied plants and garden equipment in Brentford and Chiswick. The initial ideas for the Mulberry Garden project of 2015-17 will also be on show.

 

 

 

 

Events

In and Out of the Garden

Friday 7th August & Friday 28th August 2015  |  11.00 - 16.00.
Maximum of 10 participants on each session.
Booking required
£55 per day (All materials will be provided)

A watercolour workshop at Hogarth House with Liz Butler, artist member of the Royal Watercolour Society.
Come along and improve your watercolour and observational skills, while painting indoors from seasonal botanical specimens or outside in the garden, weather permitting.

Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, London. W4 2QN.
Tel: 020 8994 6757

Hogarth's House Mulberry Soda Launch

Saturday 29th August  |  12.00-17.00
Free

Hogarth's House is teaming up with BBC Food and Farming Best Drink Producer 2015 Square Root London to produce a one off Mulberry Soda from our gardens historic mulberry tree. The mulberry tree has always been popular with visitors and despite being older than the house itself still produces yearly fruit.

Now, for the first time, visitors will be able to try the fruit in the form of Square Root London's delicious sodas. Square Root London will also be on hand on the day, providing further refreshments from their vintage tricycle. Come enjoy a taste of history!

Painting the Mulberry Tree

Saturday 5th September  |  12-4pm
Free

See Jason Bowyer, former President of the New English Art club and recent recipient of the Prince of Wales Drawing Prize at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition in May 2015 as he paints Hogarth’s Mulberry tree.  See Jason work in the garden or bring your own material and paint your own work

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Front of Hogarth's House Photograph: Katri SalonenHogarth bought the house to act as his family’s country refuge, a weekend and summer home, away from the noise of his other home in what is now Leicester Square.

The Hogarths extended the house and enjoyed the fruit trees and nut walk in the walled garden. Stepping through the gate you will see the ancient mulberry tree - the Hogarths a

re said to have made mulberry pies for the Foundling children who stayed with them.

Hogarth had a ‘painting room’ at the bottom of the garden where he was working until a few days before his death.

The restoration project steering group from the William Hogarth Trust has undertaken extensive research into the history of the Grade I listed house and its occupants. This provides the information for the new displays.

Front of Hogarth's House.  Photograph: Katri Salonen

Exploring Hogarth's House - a BBC Arts slideshow with sound >

Opening Hours

Hogarth's House

12 noon - 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

To arrange a group visit ring John Collins on 020 8994 6757

Admission: Free

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Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, London. W4 2QN.
Tel: 020 8994 6757

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