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. We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions. We post to Facebook and reply during office hours Monday-Friday. This page is designed as a place to discuss Marble Hill House - to share tips for a great day out at the house and park, upcoming events and news from the property. We love hearing the ideas and opinions of our social community, and encourage you to leave comments, photos, videos and links (‘content’) here on our page. However, in the interests of our whole community, by using this site you accept our ‘house rules’ and agree that any content posted by you on our page will follow these rules. Content posted on our page must not: • be threatening, violent, attacking or harassing towards other users • contain or promote discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical conditions • be defamatory of any other person • constitute trolling, repeat off-topic discussions or repeatedly contain similar comments • be obscene, offensive or inflammatory • constitute unlawful activity, or be deemed to support unlawful activity • disclose the name, address, telephone, mobile or fax number, email address or any other personal data in respect of any individual • contain links to files which contain malicious software • infringe any copyright, database right, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any other person • impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person • advertise any products or personal projects which are unrelated to the discussion, [insert property name] or the work of English Heritage If we consider that any of our house rules have been broken, we will take whatever action we feel is appropriate, including deleting any content. We support Facebook’s community standards, and ask that you do, too: www.facebook.com/communitystandards If you have any questions about the house rules, Marble Hill, the work of English Heritage, membership or queries that need a more in depth answer our Customer Services team would be happy to help. Please email us at [email protected].

Join our wildflower meadows week next week! To diversify our wildflower meadows on site, working with Ham House, we will...
13/07/2020

Join our wildflower meadows week next week! To diversify our wildflower meadows on site, working with Ham House, we will be using the ancient ‘green hay’ technique. For more information join our Head Gardener Kate and Environment Trust For Richmond Upon Thames for a free zoom seminar to talk about the importance of wild flower meadows for vital habitats and increased bio-diversity. For more information email [email protected]

Wonderful to welcome back our cricket teams this weekend! As part of the Marble Hill Revived project we will see all our...
12/07/2020

Wonderful to welcome back our cricket teams this weekend! As part of the Marble Hill Revived project we will see all our sports facilities upgraded from cricket nets to resurfacing of football and rugby pitches plus a fully inclusive changing facility. Welcome home to the Marble Hill cricket family!

‘When the dark clouds come, keep going’ wise words and beautiful illustrations by the generous and talented @charliemack...
11/07/2020

‘When the dark clouds come, keep going’ wise words and beautiful illustrations by the generous and talented @charliemackesy from his book ‘The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse’. 12 prints are located across the 66 acres of Marble Hill to explore and offer inspiration for the community across the summer.

We love @parrner’s 12 year old daughter’s “lockdown view”. Marble Hill House and Park was her choice of “lockdown view”!...
10/07/2020

We love @parrner’s 12 year old daughter’s “lockdown view”. Marble Hill House and Park was her choice of “lockdown view”! We think you are terribly talented and hope that when the house is open and free to access for 5 days a week that you will come and create an interior picture of the house. Thank you for letting us share your beautiful creation.

Henrietta Howard who owned the house loved Art and was friends with many Artists. In her honour we would love to share pictures of the site created by our amazing community- please just tag us in!

Amazing how much Richmond Road has changed. It still remains however an important thoroughfare joining Richmond and Twic...
09/07/2020

Amazing how much Richmond Road has changed. It still remains however an important thoroughfare joining Richmond and Twickenham off which Marble Hill and it’s 66 acres sits.

Marble Hill is being revived! Be part of the revival and have your say. Marble Hill is not only a beautiful historic hou...
08/07/2020

Marble Hill is being revived! Be part of the revival and have your say. Marble Hill is not only a beautiful historic house, a fantastic park and open space, it is a community that English Heritage cherish and want to do their best for. You and your opinion is important. Please get involved and have your say. Visit https://cutt.ly/do3Lcs4

Stil home schooling? Why not take a trip to the 66 acres of Marble Hill to discover prints from ‘The Boy the Mole the Fo...
07/07/2020

Stil home schooling? Why not take a trip to the 66 acres of Marble Hill to discover prints from ‘The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse’ by @charliemackesy and get your children to read the prints. Children’s worksheet available: please email [email protected] for a copy.

Explore Marble Hill and its 12 beautiful prints, gifted to us by Charlie Mackesy as part of the Marble Hill: Exhibition ...
06/07/2020

Explore Marble Hill and its 12 beautiful prints, gifted to us by Charlie Mackesy as part of the Marble Hill: Exhibition of hope. Inspiration and reflection to uplift our community from the Waterstones book of the year 2019 ‘The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse.’ In the words of Mackesy on this print below: ‘Always remember you matter, you’re important and you are loved and you bring to the world things no one else can.’

Thank you to the children of the Mandarin Ducklings nursery for helping us plant ‘Snowy’ a white poplar tree along the a...
05/07/2020

Thank you to the children of the Mandarin Ducklings nursery for helping us plant ‘Snowy’ a white poplar tree along the avenue of trees. Thank you for learning about trees and talking about their importance for you, your families, our community and the world. Thank you for promising to be ‘guardians of the tree’. May you love this tree you called Snowy and may you grow old together.

Work continues on Marble Hill House to safeguard its future and rectify the major damp problems, amongst other issues. O...
03/07/2020

Work continues on Marble Hill House to safeguard its future and rectify the major damp problems, amongst other issues. Once completed the house will be open for free for 5 days a week and will be re-interpreted ensuring Marble Hill is really revived for our community. #marblehillrevived

Community yoga is back at Marble Hill. From the proceeds of the donations received, the  team have kindly donated to sup...
02/07/2020
MARBLE HILL

Community yoga is back at Marble Hill. From the proceeds of the donations received, the team have kindly donated to support the upkeep of a tree on the riverside of the house, bringing a new meaning to the yoga tree pose! Please do book as spaces are limited. Https://www.lotusandlaurelyoga.com/marble-hill.html

COMMUNITY YOGA AT MARBLE HILL IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MARBLE HILL REVIVED PROJECT Summer Solstice Yoga 2017 at Marble Hill was my first venture into running a community class, supported by the Marble...

This arial shot of Marble Hill in 1947 shows how vital the rugby fields were for growing vegetables. You can see the pat...
01/07/2020

This arial shot of Marble Hill in 1947 shows how vital the rugby fields were for growing vegetables. You can see the patchwork of allotments that the locals used to feed their families. Volunteers,from their homes, are working hard to research about our local hero service people that fell in the wars and the important part that Marble Hill played throughout the wars. If you are interested in being involved, please contact [email protected]

We have been pleased to have been open across this challenging time to offer space and a place for people to enjoy natur...
30/06/2020

We have been pleased to have been open across this challenging time to offer space and a place for people to enjoy nature. The team have worked hard to keep the park clean, maintained and safe for all to enjoy. We were very grateful for the thank you card from some of the local children. We particularly love the ranger’s mini skirt and red shoes!

Thank you Hammertons Ferry for sharing this. Truly ‘a dramatic sky’ over Marble Hill.
29/06/2020

Thank you Hammertons Ferry for sharing this. Truly ‘a dramatic sky’ over Marble Hill.

A dramatic sky over Marble Hill House this evening! Captured by Hammertons Ferry ☁️ 🌅 ☔️

📷: instagram.com/hammertons_ferry

#Twickenham #LoveLocal

Our new woodland quarter, cultivated through volunteer sweat and hard work, community days, contractor help and Marble H...
29/06/2020

Our new woodland quarter, cultivated through volunteer sweat and hard work, community days, contractor help and Marble Hill team members. All under Kate our Head Gardener’s instruction. Planting has been specifically chosed to maximise the bio diversity and show our commitment to ensuring Marble Hill is a diverse habitat. The investment will take time but it is lovely to see the green shoots and trees coming into their own #MarbleHillRevived

Our new cafe will stay within the same footprint and will retain all the amazing character of its fantastic history. In ...
28/06/2020

Our new cafe will stay within the same footprint and will retain all the amazing character of its fantastic history. In the future every cup of coffee will go towards the upkeep of Marble Hill. We thought we would share a beautiful picture from archives of the site.

A spare few moments with the kids this weekend? Challenge your little ones to nature bingo at Marble Hill and see who’s ...
27/06/2020

A spare few moments with the kids this weekend? Challenge your little ones to nature bingo at Marble Hill and see who’s can point to the first four in a line to win!

As the Native American proverb writes ‘We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.’

Grass returning to our newly reseeded football and rugby pitches! Works have been needed to ensure ease of drainage and ...
25/06/2020

Grass returning to our newly reseeded football and rugby pitches!

Works have been needed to ensure ease of drainage and better surfaces for our sports teams that are a vital part of our Marble Hill Community. The Marble Hill Revived project will see a new online booking system, renewed sports nets, pitches and surfaces and fully accessible changing rooms. It will take time but we are pleased to see the improvements beginning for our wonderful park users.

Delighted to have worked with our friends at Environment Trust For Richmond Upon Thames to create virtual art picnics to...
24/06/2020
Marble Hill Park - a virtual art picnic

Delighted to have worked with our friends at Environment Trust For Richmond Upon Thames to create virtual art picnics to support the community. We look forward to doing many more as part of The Marble Hill Revived project.

https://www.environmenttrust.org/blog/marble-hill-park-a-virtual-art-picnic

Art Picnics are not safe or practical at the moment but that has not stopped members of Richmond English as Additional Language (EAL) Friendship Group from meeting for virtual art and language celebrations. This activity is supported by English Heritage and the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the...

Last week, we enjoyed our own Red Arrows display as the French President Emmanuel Macron’s central London visit marked 8...
22/06/2020

Last week, we enjoyed our own Red Arrows display as the French President Emmanuel Macron’s central London visit marked 80 years since WW2 French Resistance Leader Charles de Gaulle made his historic broadcast to occupied France from the UK. “I call upon all Frenchmen who want to be free to listen to my voice and follow me.” Marble Hill has seen it all and it is useful being on the flight path of the Red Arrows ! ✈️❤️

600 newly planted native shrubs have been planted just in this area. Keep an eye out for more established trees, more sh...
21/06/2020

600 newly planted native shrubs have been planted just in this area. Keep an eye out for more established trees, more shrubs, more bushes and more plants to come. All part of our commitment to invest in the ecology and the bio-diversity of Marble Hill. 🌿

‪This week we have welcomed our talented Kitchen garden volunteers back to Marble Hill. Although their ways of working h...
18/06/2020

‪This week we have welcomed our talented Kitchen garden volunteers back to Marble Hill. Although their ways of working have had to slightly change, we can’t wait to see what glorious harvest goodies they will cultivate with their green fingers. 🌱

Welcome home team!‬💕⭐️

This picture is of some of the amazing spring flowers the team grew earlier in the year.

‪We are proud to share about our beautiful new walkway. We hope you love it as much as we do. Our £7 million investment ...
17/06/2020

‪We are proud to share about our beautiful new walkway. We hope you love it as much as we do. Our £7 million investment continues to ensure Marble Hill is the very best it can be for our community for the future. ‬

Look who we saw this weekend basking in the sunlight on the bank of the River Thames. 💚🐢
16/06/2020

Look who we saw this weekend basking in the sunlight on the bank of the River Thames. 💚🐢

We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all our volunteers who devote their time and effort in supporting the team a...
03/06/2020

We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all our volunteers who devote their time and effort in supporting the team at Marble Hill, from garden to admin & events and our kitchen garden volunteers, we are so grateful for all that you do. You are all amazing! #VolunteersWeek2020

Just like Daniel Crafts agreed to ‘perform all ye work that is necessary to be done in ye gardens belonging to my Lady S...
22/05/2020

Just like Daniel Crafts agreed to ‘perform all ye work that is necessary to be done in ye gardens belonging to my Lady Suffolk’. Today our head gardener has been busy planting and watering in the park. We think it’s looking pretty good ☺️🌳

Hawthorn, sometimes known as the May tree, is named after the month it flowers in and is a sign that spring is well and ...
20/05/2020

Hawthorn, sometimes known as the May tree, is named after the month it flowers in and is a sign that spring is well and truly here. In Marble Hill park there are a number of large Hawthorn trees and bushes, we have recently planted 250, their boughs weighed down and laden with the flowers.

Share your photos in the comments below🌳💚☺️

15/05/2020
Dawn Chorus Marble Hill Park

Although we had to postpone our dawn chorus walk, the birds are still singing in Marble Hill Park. Here's a little video taken earlier in the week.
We hope you enjoy it!

Morning Post (13 May 1887)‘At Marble Hill and in London Lady Alice received statesmen, authors, and diplomatists among h...
13/05/2020

Morning Post (13 May 1887)

‘At Marble Hill and in London Lady Alice received statesmen, authors, and diplomatists among her intimate friends.’

Lady Peel was said to have been one of the best-known hostesses of the mid-19th century. Under the Peels’ ownership Marble Hill was not only a family home but once again paid host to those of ‘rank, beauty and genius’ in society.

Discover more about the history of Marble Hill
➡️https://bit.ly/2WUabtg

Due to the adverse weather conditions Marble Hill Park is temporarily closed today (11 May). We apologise for any inconv...
11/05/2020

Due to the adverse weather conditions Marble Hill Park is temporarily closed today (11 May). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

At this time of year the park is looking frothy with the spring green leaves and the light airy flowers of the Cow parsl...
05/05/2020

At this time of year the park is looking frothy with the spring green leaves and the light airy flowers of the Cow parsley.
Cow parsley is important for a variety of insects, including bees and hoverflies, as it is an early source of pollen.
It is also a food plant for some moths and a nectar source for orange-tip butterflies. 🦋💚🐝

This Purple Maple looks a bit odd at this time if year when it is flowering as the leaves clash with the flower. It brin...
30/04/2020

This Purple Maple looks a bit odd at this time if year when it is flowering as the leaves clash with the flower. It brings such a vibrant splash of colour to the park☺️🌳

We love the stippling effect created by the sun on the trees over the last few days. Can you identify this tree by its s...
28/04/2020

We love the stippling effect created by the sun on the trees over the last few days.

Can you identify this tree by its shadow?

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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.