The house and landscape at Marble Hill have a little-known story to tell about the life and times of a remarkable woman. Henrietta Howard, mistress of George II and later Countess of Suffolk, was an extraordinary figure in Georgian society, who created Marble Hill House in the 1720s as a retreat from court life and as a place to entertain her dazzling circle of friends.
Over the next two years English Heritage - supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund - plans to restore the lost gardens that Henrietta created. We will also tell the story of her house, and show how the house and landscape were intrinsically linked. Our plans for marble hill include:
- Recreating the historic landscape
- Restoring the house
- Improving the visitor experience