Talk:Strawberry Hill: the open grove online at Richmond upon Thames

Talk, Fri 5 Feb 2021, free entry

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Pope Grotto Trust


London Borough of Richmond upon Thames,

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Strawberry Hill is “an open grove through which you see a field which is bounded by a serpentine wood of all kind of trees and flowering shrubs and flowers.” Although the former water meadows of Strawberry Hill that separated the gardens from the Thames have now been developed, the core of the gardens remains intact. The development of the gardens and landscaping of the grounds started at Strawberry Hill when Horace Walpole acquired the property in 1747 and continued until his death in 1797. Further additions to the gardens were made during the 19th century, most notably during the occupation by Lady Waldegrave, but it is Walpole’s intervention that provides the greatest significance and interest. Explore the 18th Century Garden through this lecture, taking in the ‘goose-foot’ trio of avenues to the famous veteran trees of Strawberry Hill to find the ‘gaiety in nature’ that Walpole describes at Strawberry Hill and that is still present today.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 5 Feb 2021 19:00


Free entry

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Map reference: TQ 180749  Lat: 51.46121 Long: -0.30180

Depending on the given area.
Tube stations within the borough: Kew Gardens and Richmond
South West Train stations: Barnes, Barnes Bridge, Mortlake, North Sheen, Richmond, St Margarets, Twickenham, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Fulwell, Hampton, Hampton Court, Hampton Wick, Whitton.
Fast trains from London Waterloo to Richmond and Twickenham, via Clapham Junction. Semi-fast trains also stop at Putney. All stations are served by slow trains from London Waterloo.