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During March 2017 Historic England archaeologists will be exploring the original layout of Henrietta Howard’s garden, digging several trenches to look for garden features shown on a plan of 1752.

On the 18th March we are offing multiple tours of the excavation and archaeology talks by industry professionals.

Tours of the excavation (Duration 30 minutes)

Maximum of 25 people per tour.

Meet at the Grotto at 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00.

Science in Archaeology Talks (Duration 30 minutes, with 15 minutes for questions)

  • 13:30 Remote Sensing at Marble Hill (Paul Linford).
  • 14:30 An archaeobotanist’s encounters with trees - from Stonehenge to Marble Hill (Gill Campbell).
  • 15:30 The Archaeology of seashells - from beads to grottos (Greg Campbell).

You can also find out more about the dig on