image for Talk item typeThe Landscape of Normansfield at Langdon Down Centre

John Langdon Down

John Langdon Down

John Langdon Down

Talk, Sat 20 Oct 2018, free entry

Contact

Ian Jones-Healey

0333 1212 300

Address

Langdon Down Centre, 2A Langdon Park,
Teddington,
TW11 9PS

Details

A 1½ hour talk and walk around the grounds to see the landscape of Normansfield including the wide variety of trees, many planted when Dr John Langdon Down came first came here in 1868. He planted extensively to create a rich landscape at his new institution for those with learning disabilities. His view being that the outside environment of trees, shrubs, paths and seating was essential in offering residents the benefit of healthy walks and fresh air. The site includes long avenues of trees planted in the Victorian period.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 20 Oct 2018 11:00 to 12:30

Prices

Free entry

Free talk. Booking not required. Donations welcome.

Location

Directions

See location of Langdon Down Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 173701  Lat: 51.41857 Long: -0.31444

By train: the nearest station is Hampton Wick which is 7 minutes walk.

By bus: the 281 and 285 stop outside the building.

By car: from Kingston, drive past Hampton Wick station and take the first right after Normansfield Avenue into Langdon Park. From Twickenham take the first left after Holmesdale Road into Langdon Park. There is limited parking. Please obtain a parking permit from the Langdon Down Centre office.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Hampton Wick station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access