Strawberry Hill House

Formal borders are mixed with groves of trees and winding paths.

The grove of lime trees has been replanted along with the serpentine wood.

Don’t miss the Chapel in the Wood a few minutes walk from Strawberry Hill House and separated by later buildings. Built c1760, it was probably designed by Richard Bentley. The carved stone front was ‘inspired by the Audley Tomb at Salisbury’ with ‘pretty blue and gold fan vaulting and blue and yellow tiles’ – Pevsner.

Walpole believed that poetry, art and gardening were inseparably linked but today, for me, the garden lacks spirit. Sadly much of the garden and the view of the River has been lost to housing and although the shell bench has been recreated, it bears little resemblance to an unsigned drawing of the seat at the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.

On your visit, make sure you leave time to explore the house – it’s stunning.

The house and gardens are managed by Strawberry Hill House and Garden Trust.

The car park is small with permit parking in surrounding streets.

The gardens are Sunday to Thursday but before visiting, check the opening times for the House.

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INFORMATION

Address: Twickenham, London, TW1 4ST View map Phone: 020 8744 1241 Length of visit: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: No
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - partly: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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