“I pass half the week at Strawberry – lilacs and nightingales are in full bloom.”
Horace Walpole, May 1761


The Strawberry Hill Trust

The Strawberry Hill Trust was formed in August 2002 with a mission to restore Horace Walpole’s gothic villa and open it to a wider public. The Trust has taken over a 120 year lease from the Catholic Education Service, the owner of the property, and secured £8.9 million in funding to restore the building and garden. Our Trustees are drawn from a wide professional background.

A registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

Company Registration: 4516140
Registered Charity: 1095618
VAT Registration: GB 135 6108 30

Registered Office:
268 Waldegrave Road

The Strawberry Hill Collection Trust


  • Nicholas Barber
  • Stephen Clarke
  • Charles Henderson (Acting Chair)
  • Valerie Humphrey
  • George Hunter
  • Carole Patey
  • John Reeve
  • Nick Dolan
  • Terry Smith
  • Michael Snodin
  • Chris Sumner