Our Appeals

Marble Hill Appeal

A much-loved London landmark is on the brink of being restored – but it needs your help.

We’re making plans to restore the gardens, conserve the house and find new ways to tell its stories. And, crucially, we want to share Marble Hill with more people than ever before. With your help we can conserve and restore this local landmark.


Woodland Garden Fund

Shrubs, tress, hedge saplings and flowers are going to be a prominent feature in the new woodland gardens and across Marble Hill Park. There are a large range of shrubs and herbaceous plants being planted, all chosen to suit to provide historical accuracy, year round interest and value to wildlife. Bupleurum fruticosum, Phillyrea latifolia and Viburnum tinus are some examples of the shrubs we will be planting. 

In doing this we will create new habitats for wildlife to thrive. The berries will provide a valuable source of food for birds and all forms of wildlife; the blossom is used widely by pollinating insects, especially bees.

Any donations you can make to the Woodland Garden Fund will go a long way to help us create new habitats of shrubs in the woodland quarters.

Your support makes a difference

Marble Hill was opened to the public in 1903 after local councils and private donors came together to save it from developers. Now it needs our help again. 

The building is in need of significant repairs, and the Georgian glory of the landscape has been forgotten. The house is rarely open, and many people in the area have never visited this priceless piece of local heritage.

We’re working on plans to change that. But English Heritage is a charity, and we need your help.



This is an exciting opportunity to open up Marble Hill House more often, revive the landscape and improve the facilities across the park. 

Key elements of our plans include:

  • Conserving the interior and exterior of the house
  • Opening up the house more often, for free
  • Re-creating Henrietta Howard's lost Pleasure Gardens
  • Opening up more areas in the park and create new habitats to improve the park's biodiversity
  • Refurbishing the cafe, sports pitches, changing facilities, and creating a new play area for children

We want to keep what makes Marble Hill so special but we also want to make it even better.

Kenwood Curator Tour


By becoming a Guardian you will help safeguard the future of the nation's richest heritage.

The Guardians scheme recognises donors who support English Heritage with gifts of £2,500 or more. They champion heritage and are at the heart of our community.

As a Guardian, you'll gain a deeper insight into our work of caring for historic properties across the nation and you'll have the opportunity to engage with our extensive collection of sites and artefacts.


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Thank You

We would like to thank the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

A project made possible thanks to a £4.08m grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Please visit The National Lottery Heritage fund website

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