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Normansfield’s Buildings and Trees

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

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30 available
14th Oct Normansfield Buildings and Trees£0.00Saturday 14th October Normansfield Buildings and Trees

Saturday 14 October 2017 11am – 12.30pm

A talk and walk around the grounds to see the wide variety of trees. Following a new project in 2016 to research the trees on the original 42 acre Normansfield site we can now share some of our findings.

Using plans and expert knowledge, we are discovering anew the rich variety of trees, many planted in the time of Dr John Langdon Down when he came here in 1868 and still thriving today. He planted extensively to create his new institution for those with learning disabilities. his view was that an interesting outside environment of trees, shrubs, paths and seating was essential in encouraging the residents to benefit from the healthy walks and fresh air.

The site includes long avenues installed in the Victorian period. Species that can be seen on the walk include an Indian Bean Tree and many examples of Scots Pine, Black Pine, Giant Redwood, Yew, Ash, Elm, Sycamore, Oak and Chestnut.

 

Details

Date:
October 14
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Langdon Down Centre
2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
Phone:
0333 1212 300
Website:
www.langdondowncentre.org.uk

Organizer

Down’s Syndrome Association
Phone:
0333 1212 300
Website:
www.langdondowncentre.org.uk

Who's Attending

2 people are attending Normansfield’s Buildings and Trees

  • KERRY White