Sleeping Beauty Hedge

The Sleeping Beauty hedge was planted in 2019 with over 500 saplings covering a length of 140m along Burlington Lane, directly outside Chiswick School and bordering Chiswick House and Gardens Park. Daffodils and forget-me-nots were also added. This new hedge was supposed to link existing fragments of shrub left behind from an earlier hedge. However the landscape was extremely tough, with dog walkers, school children and car boot sale visitors walking over the hedge on a daily basis, so only some parts survived.

The planting was chosen by Rory Harding:

  • 50% Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
  • 10% Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
  • 10% Field Maple (Acer campestre)
  • 10% Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus)
  • 10% Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
  • 10% Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)