Wallington Library 9153

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The garden still has its central lily pond and the quadrants around the pond are ornamented with a number of yew trees. In the library grounds is a section of the Surrey Iron Railway, which was the first public railway in the world. It was opened in 1803 and closed in 1846; it was horse drawn and used for carrying only freight.

History

The 1st edition OS map of 1867 shows the area as open fields. The garden in front of Wallington Library was formally laid out between the Town Hall and the library, which was built in 1936.

Visitor Facilities

The gardens are open from 8am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The gardens are open from 8am - dusk.

Directions

Rail Wallington Bus: 154, 157, 455, 127, 151, 410, 463, 455.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust