The gardens at Strawberry Hill House were created between 1747-1797 by Horace Walpole as a setting for his gothic villa. The gardens are grade 2* listed on the English Heritage register of parks and gardens and are currently being restored to how they would have appeared during the 18th century.
The work has included reinstating several key features, including Walpole’s Shrubbery – a rare example of a ‘theatrical border’, the medieval-inspired Prior’s Garden and an extensive grove of lime trees in a goosefoot layout. More recently our woodland project has seen us recreating the Serpentine Walk, a meandering pathway surrounded by flowering trees and shrubs. We are now focusing on getting the real detail of the historical plantings correct.
We also run a number of educational and outreach programmes, including community gardening every week in our HLF funded community garden. The community gardeners run their own blog following their work, which can be visited here: http://communitygardeningstrawberryhillhouse.wordpress.com/
Other information on the house and gardens can be viewed here: