Marble Hill House

Marble Hill House Marble Hill House is set in 66 acres of beautiful public parkland.Our grounds offer historic trees, a grotto and ice house and the Georgian Palladian Villa, just set back from the Thames which was home to Henrietta Howard, once Mistress to King George II.
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A day out at Marble Hill is a real treat as this beautiful Palladian villa is set in 66 acres of outstanding riverside parkland near Richmond in West London. Marble Hill was built for the remarkable Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II when he was Prince of Wales, and friend and confidante of some of the cleverest men in England. The house and gardens were intended as an Arcadian retreat from crowded 18th-century London. Its grand interiors have been exquisitely restored and recreated and include a fine collection of early Georgian paintings. There can be few places in England which better recall the atmosphere of fashionable Georgian life.

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📣Marble Hill is investing in people📣📣As part of the Marble Hill Revived project there are five apprentice positions fund...
26/03/2021

📣Marble Hill is investing in people📣

📣As part of the Marble Hill Revived project there are five apprentice positions funded by #NationalLotteryHeritageFund.

⭐️Meet Chantelle, our new childcare apprentice⭐️

Chantelle, with Brilliant Play Solutions CIC and English Heritage is learning about young people and creating a new career. We can’t wait to recruit our next childcare apprentice this month!

👉Could this be your next challenge?
👉Do you know someone who would benefit from excellent on site training?

If so, apply here▶️ https://bit.ly/3rrH3ai

🍽 Join the Friends of Marble Hill for their talk TONIGHT at 6pm for free and find out more about Georgian Dinners! 🍾Book...
25/03/2021

🍽 Join the Friends of Marble Hill for their talk TONIGHT at 6pm for free and find out more about Georgian Dinners! 🍾

Book here ▶️https://friendsofmarblehill.org.uk

👀Ever wondered what it was like to be a guest at an aristocratic Georgian dinner party?

Minna Andersen, a Blue Badge Guide with a passion for local history, will transport us to the heart of the Georgian dinner scene and give us the chance to hear stories of the gorging Georgians that took place on our doorstep, both at Marble Hill House and Orleans House next door.

Throughout the Marble Hill Revived project, we have been delighted to work with Achieving for Children and support the m...
20/03/2021

Throughout the Marble Hill Revived project, we have been delighted to work with Achieving for Children and support the multi faceted work they do for young people in our community.

We are keen to explore how our heritage and green spaces have the ability to support mental health and offer opportunities for inclusion.

We have provided content and collaboration with children’s centres, worked with schools to provide excellence in heritage provisions accross the borough and we are looking forward to doing events with the youth justice arm next month.

It is our privaledge to work with the team to explore how Marble Hill can play its part in supporting young people and young people’s provisions in our community.

💚Working with Nature for Nature. With @habsandheritage we can’t wait to share more about what we are doing on site to lo...
20/03/2021
Working with Nature for Nature at Marble Hill

💚Working with Nature for Nature. With @habsandheritage we can’t wait to share more about what we are doing on site to look after our wildlife that call Marble Hill home, protect species and welcome new species of flora and forna.

THIS TUESDAY AT 7pm💚

🌿Free to book

👉 https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/marble-hill-working-with-nature-for-nature-23-mar-2021/

Join Habitats & Heritage and English Heritage for an online webinar to find out how we can work with nature to best support wildlife and biodiversity and how Marble Hill Park are doing just that as part of their Marble Hill Revived Project. Find out how we can enhance habitats and work with nature t...

📣Calling all looking for a catering apprenticeship or a catering assistant role! 👀Look no further! 🧑‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳Apply to ...
18/03/2021

📣Calling all looking for a catering apprenticeship or a catering assistant role!

👀Look no further!

🧑‍🍳👨‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳
Apply to work at marvellous Marble Hill

👉https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/jobs/job-search/

Roles and opportunities made possible by National Lottery Heritage Fund

Using sand, the team have marked out the planned planting of the multitude of heritage plants which will help support ou...
18/03/2021

Using sand, the team have marked out the planned planting of the multitude of heritage plants which will help support our pollinators.

Watch out for the michaelmus daisy, the curled leaf rock rose, bladder-senna and the sweet-scented daphne along with many other plants that are being planted in this area over the coming weeks!

Thank you to Andy for this super picture of his handy work along with the other volunteers this week.

📯Next Apprenticeship opportunity!📯Our second childcare apprentice as part of the Marble Hill Revived project funded by N...
15/03/2021

📯Next Apprenticeship opportunity!📯

Our second childcare apprentice as part of the Marble Hill Revived project funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund is listed!

Become an integral part of the team and help share the story of Marble Hill with young children, assisting in the preparation of workshops, lesson plans and resources to bring local children and their families into the house and park. You will gain invaluable experience working alongside multiple teams in this fun, fast paced environment.

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices/browse-apprenticeships/Education-and-childcare/tw1%202nl/40#

More than just a great crumble fruit- rhubarb is a staple in our kitchen garden cultivated by our amazing kitchen garden...
14/03/2021

More than just a great crumble fruit- rhubarb is a staple in our kitchen garden cultivated by our amazing kitchen gardeners. 👀 find out more in our article in the Twickenham and Richmond Tribune this week.

Viewable here
👉 https://twickenhamtribune.com.

Many #thanks to the @twickenhamtribune team and to our volunteer Kas.

🤔Did you know? Marble Hill House and gardens were saved from development by an act of parliament in 1902 because they la...
13/03/2021

🤔Did you know?

Marble Hill House and gardens were saved from development by an act of parliament in 1902 because they lay at the heart of the famous view from Richmond Hill.

Marble Hill has been a public park for our wonderful community ever since.
#community

🌱Our spring newsletter is out! If you haven’t had it delivered to your door and would like a copy, please contact: ▶️mar...
11/03/2021

🌱Our spring newsletter is out! If you haven’t had it delivered to your door and would like a copy, please contact: ▶️[email protected].

11/03/2021

⚠️ Thank you all for your patience, the park is now open⚠

⚠Please note that due to the high winds overnight we will be opening later than planned today 11/03 to allow us to assess any damage caused by the storm. We will monitor the wind speeds and update on here with any changes. Please bear in mind government advice before travelling⚠️

🌱Sage, Wormwood, Lady’s Mantle, Catmint, Rosemary and Lavender are some of the plants that now adorn the front of the ne...
09/03/2021

🌱Sage, Wormwood, Lady’s Mantle, Catmint, Rosemary and Lavender are some of the plants that now adorn the front of the new Marble Hill Coach House Cafe thanks to today’s volunteer planting team and ⁦‪@HeritageFundUK‬⁩ and ⁦‪@TNLComFund‬⁩

💚With partners @habsandheritage we are exploring how Marble Hill works ‘With Nature For Nature’ on 23rd March @ 7pm via ...
07/03/2021

💚With partners @habsandheritage we are exploring how Marble Hill works ‘With Nature For Nature’ on 23rd March @ 7pm via an online webinar. 🌱

💚Book here for free to learn about meadows, dead hedging and habitat building and what you can do in your green space- however small to support nature 🌱

📣https://bit.ly/2MY60fk

💚🌱Thank you volunteers for your beautiful planting around the ice house! During the winter, ice and snow would be cut fr...
06/03/2021

💚🌱Thank you volunteers for your beautiful planting around the ice house!

During the winter, ice and snow would be cut from the Thames, dragged up the path and taken into the ice house, and packed with insulation (often straw or sawdust).

It would remain frozen for many months, often until the following winter, and could be used as a source of ice to keep things cool and create cool drinks during the summer months.

#icehouse #georgianlife

Fantastic to see so many of you supporting the fantastic new Friends of Marble Hill for their first event last night abo...
05/03/2021

Fantastic to see so many of you supporting the fantastic new Friends of Marble Hill for their first event last night about Cambridge Park by Johnathan Crofts.

The next talk with Minna Andersen is entitled ‘Georgian Dinners’ on 25th March.

To book for free ▶️ https://friendsofmarblehill.org.uk

🌳This week more trees are being planted to recreate a beautiful arbour around Henrietta’s oval lawn. We can’t wait for t...
04/03/2021

🌳This week more trees are being planted to recreate a beautiful arbour around Henrietta’s oval lawn.

We can’t wait for these areas to be opened up for our community to enjoy and explore.

Improvements in our landscape made possible by @TNLComFund @HeritageFundUK

01/03/2021
Daffodils in Marble Hill: I wandered lonely as a cloud by Wordsworth

🌱The daffodil is a sign of new life and rebirth.

We couldn’t offer our community daffodil event but hope that we can bring Marble Hill daffodils to your home through our rendition of one of the most famous poems about this humble but joyful flower ▶️ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7xCa1b2A_Bc&feature=youtu.be

This spring we have been unable to host our public community daffodil tour event, so we thought we would bring the daffodils to your home to enjoy. May the j...

🌟Putting the spring in spring🌟Last week Darren and his team from Ground Control were installing the ‘in-ground trampolin...
27/02/2021

🌟Putting the spring in spring🌟

Last week Darren and his team from Ground Control were installing the ‘in-ground trampoline’ as part of the new play area at Marble Hill.

Making our site better for our community with support from #nationallotteryheritagefund and #nationallotterycommunityfund

The Friends of Marble Hill have their first event and what an online spectacle it will be! Join local author Jonathan Cr...
26/02/2021

The Friends of Marble Hill have their first event and what an online spectacle it will be!

Join local author Jonathan Crofts as he explores Meadows, Mansions, and Munitions at Cambridge Park on 4th March at 6pm.

Book here for free ▶️ https://friendsofmarblehill.org.uk

❤️Thank you amazing Marble Hill volunteers for all you do. Many new native hedgerow plants and shrubs finding new homes ...
25/02/2021

❤️Thank you amazing Marble Hill volunteers for all you do.

Many new native hedgerow plants and shrubs finding new homes at Marble Hill- ‘moved in’ by talented volunteers.

Thank you for all the joy you bring to Marble Hill team!

📸 Last few days of our competition remain to discover our young talented snappers! Be part of Marble Hill’s revival- get...
24/02/2021

📸 Last few days of our competition remain to discover our young talented snappers!

Be part of Marble Hill’s revival- get involved!

Made possible by @HeritageFundUK and @TNLComFund

Did you know that pigment from the Silver Birch leaf has been used in painting and in the dying of wool? Find out more a...
22/02/2021
Twickenham & Richmond Tribune

Did you know that pigment from the Silver Birch leaf has been used in painting and in the dying of wool?

Find out more about our Silver Birch trees in our article written by volunteer Kas in this week’s @twickenhamtribune.

Available here: https://twickenhamtribune.com

A newspaper for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

🌞Our newly gilded weather vane sparkling in the sun on the top of Marble Hill House. Thank you @jlg_london for all the a...
20/02/2021

🌞Our newly gilded weather vane sparkling in the sun on the top of Marble Hill House.

Thank you @jlg_london for all the amazing work you are doing at Marble Hill funded by @englishheritage @heritagefunduk and @tnlcommunityfund.

We look forward to everyone enjoying the house for free five days a week when we open in spring 2022.

Trees in🌳 hedging planted🌿! Our 9 pin skittle alley is taking shape for our community to enjoy at Marble Hill. 🎳Thank yo...
19/02/2021

Trees in🌳 hedging planted🌿! Our 9 pin skittle alley is taking shape for our community to enjoy at Marble Hill. 🎳

Thank you @HeritageFundUK and @TNLComFund for enabling this opportunity.

We can’t wait for people to enjoy the game for free as part of our improvements to our public park

📣 photographic competition📣Looking for a half term project? Hosted in conjunction with @LondonPhotoFest we are shining a...
18/02/2021

📣 photographic competition📣

Looking for a half term project?

Hosted in conjunction with @LondonPhotoFest we are shining a light on our young photographers from our community.
⭐️Competition open to all and free to enter!

Made possible by @HeritageFundUK and @TNLComFund

Despite the cold, The Wild Mind Project has been outside at Marble Hill Park providing well being support to young peopl...
18/02/2021

Despite the cold, The Wild Mind Project has been outside at Marble Hill Park providing well being support to young people experiencing mental ill-health. Using a unique combination of nature-based and creative activities to help improve well being, the young people are encouraged to talk and share their thoughts and worries, and form lasting friendships.

In recent weeks young people have painted and planted pots with wild flowers, learnt how to age and identify the magnificent trees at Marble Hill through their buds and bark, woven friendship bracelets and talked, cried and laughed. Our Head Gardner will be helping the young people plant trees in the next few weeks, making a lasting difference to the park. Thank you The wild Mind project for the impact you are having on young people in our community.

Our community snowdrop tour and snowdrop lantern making had to be cancelled this year but we were delighted to work with...
16/02/2021

Our community snowdrop tour and snowdrop lantern making had to be cancelled this year but we were delighted to work with the Mandarin Ducklings nursery to explore the ‘spring signs’ and hunt for snowdrops.

The children learnt about what makes a bulb grow, saw inside a bulb and made snowdrop lanterns.

We look forward to doing this with our community next year but hope the love of snowdrops and indeed nature stays with the 25 children we talked to today forever. Thank you @heritagefunduk and for making this possible.

Did you see our article in the @twickenhamtribune this week? ▶️ available here: https://twickenhamtribune.comWritten by ...
16/02/2021
Twickenham & Richmond Tribune

Did you see our article in the @twickenhamtribune this week?

▶️ available here: https://twickenhamtribune.com

Written by our volunteer Kas, we celebrate the snowdrops on site!

We look forward to helping educate our nursery children to look for snowdrops and all the signs of spring tomorrow and in the coming weeks.

A newspaper for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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15/02/2021

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Any chance you can let me know where I can get these poppies please? 🙏
I just saw a man abuse his scared small dog in Marble Hill Park while his girlfriend stood there. The dog just sniffed where Jimmy was sniffing and apparently that annoyed him. He choked him and hit him in the face. Dog was a thin longer haired ginger dog, small/medium, with curly tail. Couple was in their mid to late 20s, white.
A gentle observation of closing Marble Hill House park because of COVID 19. We are all trying our best to observe social distancing. The effect of closing Marble Hill House Park has been to concentrate people on the Thames path where social distancing is harder than in a wide open space. Might you consider this when you review the policy? I think it may have an opposite effect to that intended.
So loved the doggie drop in morning. It would be fantastic if we could have some more and a place to have some agility dog training ?? It is lovely to see Rachel's reality dog training sessions there in the park every week.