image for Workshop/Course item typeEvolution of the English Garden 1680-1790 at Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill

Workshop/Course, from 20 Oct 2016


Strawberry Hill House

020 8744 1241


268 Waldegrave Road,
Strawberry Hill,


A ten week course taught by Michael Ann Mullen and Stephen Smith
Horace Walpole was an outspoken critic of the formal garden and one of the most enthusiastic proponents of the new ‘natural’ style that occurred during the eighteenth century. Here at Strawberry Hill in 1771, he published his Essay on Modern Gardening, one of the most influential books on these changes in approach to gardening. This course covers the period when symmetry and the straight line began to give way to a less rigid framework and garden makers began to incorporate more natural elements like the groves, natural woodland and serpentine streams seen later at Rousham and Stowe.

Facilities for groupsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 27 Oct 2016 11:00 to 13:00
Thu 3 Nov 2016 11:00 to 13:00
Thu 10 Nov 2016 11:00 to 13:00
Thu 17 Nov 2016 11:00 to 13:00
Thu 24 Nov 2016 11:00 to 13:00
Thu 1 Dec 2016 11:00 to 13:00
Thu 8 Dec 2016 11:00 to 13:00


The cost of the ten week course is £225.00



See location of Strawberry Hill House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 158722  Lat: 51.43696 Long: -0.33539

By Road: At the London Road roundabout on the A316 take the exit signposted Twickenham A310.
At the mini roundabout turn left, you are still on London Road. Pass Twickenham Station on your left. At traffic lights you will have to bear right into King Street. Get over into left lane and turn left at the traffic lights into Cross Deep. You will pass Radnor Gardens leading down to the Thames on your left.
At mini roundabout turn right into Waldegrave Road. You will see Strawberry Hill House on your left. Just past the house is the turning into St. Mary's College where you can park
Bus: 33 travels from Hammersmith and through Richmond and the R68 travels from Kew Gardens Station, through Richmond Train and Bus Stations.
Train: Richmond Station
Tube: Richmond District Line
For further information visit


  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets