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The Friends of Marble Hill is an organisation open to anyone who has an interest in Marble Hill House and Park. This website is part of our mission and will become your one-stop portal for anything and everything Marble Hill related, from its rich and storied history to news, events and volunteering opportunities.

If you have any questions, or want to get involved as a Friend, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Or if you’d like to join our mailing list click here to sign up.

The aim is make Marble Hill a natural destination for all visitors to Twickenham and Richmond seeking to understand the history the area or simply to enjoy its beauty and amenity. Set in 66 acres of open parkland beside the river Thames at Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond, it is a classic example of an English Palladian villa. This beautiful house signalled the start of the whole Georgian architectural style which swept this country. Together with Chiswick House, which was being built at the same time, they fuelled the appreciation of a classical style which spread to America and around the world. Their influence continues to this day.

What’s on

Events at Marble Hill

As the Friends of Marble Hill develops we will update this website with news, events and volunteering opportunities at Marble Hill. If you want to become a Friend and to have an active hand in our working group or assist with the volunteering at the park (or even doing some housekeeping on this website), please get in touch.

 

  • Daily – Exhibition of Hope
    Discover 12 prints from Chalie Mackesy’s book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse as you explore the grounds at Marble Hill. Find out more…

OCTOBER 2020

  • 18th October 10:00-1:00pm – Family Heritage Morning
    Views – what can you see? Learn more about the view from Richmond Hill and why Marble Hill Park played such an important role in its protection. Produce your own painting of a view that is special to you to take home. For more information and to book visit Marble Hill play centers.
  • 26th Oct at 10:00am and 2:00pm – Bulb Buddies
    A bulb growing workshop for children of all ages. It is a free workshop but must be booked in advance. More information at English Heritage.
  • 29th October 10:00am-2:00pm – Feed the Birds!
    Book a session for you and up to four others. Make a Bird Cake to take home and learn about garden birds in winter. Free. All materials provided. For more information and to book visit the Environment Trust website.
  • 31st October 10:00am-2:00pm – Community Garden Day
    The Marble Hill community is at the heart of all we do. Six million pounds is currently being invested in the Park, from conserving Marble Hill House to improving the sports pitches and facilities. We are inviting you to be a part of the landscape revival works and to try your hand at gardening during our Community Gardening Day. This is a free event but you must book in advance. Each participant will be given their own set of tools.

NOVEMBER 2020

Marble Hill Remembers

In conjunction with the British Legion, 879 poppies will be placed in the Park to celebrate the lives of each service person who died in our local area during the First World War.

An exhibition site, which will be installed by volunteers in the first week of November, will highlight those who died and the part that Marble Hill played in the war effort; all of those figures will be commemorated on Remembrance Day (Wednesday 11th November) at 11am in a short celebration of the fallen.

  • 10th November 10:00-11:00am Remembrance Landscape Tour
    Walk around the site with Kate Slack, Marble Hill’s Head Gardener, and Jack Morris our horticultural apprentice to explore our special temporary exhibition in partnership with the Royal British legion. Book here.
  • 11th November 11am – Remembrance Day commemoration
  • 13th November 11am – Wellbeing walk with A Dose of Nature
    Immerse yourself in the nature of Marble Hill Park on this two hour community well-being workshop. The event will take place outside so please dress appropriately and meet at the Marble Hill Car Park. Book here.
  • 15th November 2pm – 3pm – Community Bulb Planting Day
    Community is at the heart of all we do at Marble Hill and we are inviting you to be a part in our landscape revival works by joining us in planting over 1000 bulbs in the park. Get stuck in and help us enhance the park for future generations. This event is suitable for all ages. You must pre-book this free event and select a ticket for every person in your household who plans to attend.
  • 22nd November 10:00-1:00pm – Family Heritage Morning
    Chinoiserie. Explore how Henrietta decorated her home and make your own Chinoiserie inspired wall hanging to take home. For more information and to book visit Marble Hill play centers.

Contact

Please feel free to send us an email:

We are currently defining the structure and organisation of the Friends group and will aim to develop this website. If you would like to help, volunteer, join our organisation or just want to know what’s happening at Marble Hill, please send us an email.

English Heritage

For more information about the house and park and the state of works you can read about the English Heritage Marble Hill Revived project.

If you wish to contact the house directly, please contact English Heritage who manage the property:

Telephone: 0370 333 1181

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/marble-hill-house/