Grottos and Gardens

26 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021
10:00 am
Includes tour of Marble Hill Park and its Grotto at 2 pm
Pope's Grotto

Grottos were the height of fashion in the early eighteenth century and Twickenham is home to two of the most spectacular examples.  Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, are offering a rare chance to visit both Alexander Pope’s grotto in Cross Deep and Henrietta Howard’s grotto at Marble Hill in one day. You will be able to explore and hear about the history that links these two gems of Georgian Twickenham.

On Saturday 26th of June, Pope’s Grotto will be open in the morning followed by guided tours of the Marble Hill grotto and gardens in the afternoon.  Pope’s Grotto has been partially conserved, with the remainder to be conserved in summer 2022. Marble Hill Park’s Georgian grotto is being restored and an archaeological dig is investigating a second grotto

Entry will be by pre-booked combined tickets only. Tickets for Pope’s Grotto will be untimed - you can visit at any time between 10 am and 12.30 pm. The Marble Hill tour will be at 2 pm on each day.  Please go to TicketSource for more information and booking,

Presented by Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust