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Coot ice-skating. Image copyright Susy Hogarth

Langtons Gardens

Havering

Grade: Local | Area: 1.74 ha

Access

Free public access (part of site)

Description

Langtons is a Grade II listed house and landscaped gardens in Hornchurch, originally designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. It is very popular with the local community as a place to walk, relax and also get married. The gardens were extensively restored in 2016 with the addition of new features such as a new tea room and Victorian greenhouse.

Wildlife

The park contains plenty of mature trees and some dense shrubberies, providing habitats for common birds. A lake supports a few clumps of yellow iris, hard rush and gypsywort, and is home to mallards, coots and Canada geese. A secluded area of trees and amenity grassland is fenced off from rest the park. A closed canopy of mature ash and horse chestnut trees predominates, with an understorey of holly. The ground flora is composed almost entirely of ivy. The remnants of an old flint and mortar wall and an old brick wall are present. This area is likely to provide nesting sites for a variety of common birds.

Facilities

Café; events; weddings; ornamental garden; toilets

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