Langtons Gardens could benefit from �1.5m to restore grounds

A historic garden in Hornchurch could benefit from a �1.5m Lottery boost as part of a restoration project.

Havering Council is hoping the proposed money will bring Langtons Gardens and Fielders Field, in Hornchurch, back to its former glory by improving it and introducing new visitor facilities.

The orangery and the interior of the house have already been refurbished but the council was unable to fund work to the grounds.

But now the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund have committed to support a bid for appoximately �1.5m to complete the renovation.

Cllr Andrew Curtin, cabinet member for culture, towns and communities, said: “Langtons Gardens form part of a very fine ensemble of historic landscapes and buildings in Hornchurch together with Langtons House itself and Fairkytes Arts Centre.

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“The restoration of the gardens will help to greatly strengthen the visual appeal and attractiveness for our residents as well as the nature corridors leading into the village and reinforcing a strong relationship of Hornchurch to the natural environment around it.

“The council is delighted to be working alongside The Friends of Langtons Gardens on this project.”

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