Havering-atte-Bower Country Park

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An avenue of Wellingtonia - Giant Redwoods - dating to when the Havering manor was still present, are the second largest plantation in the country. Formerly part of Havering Park, Havering Country Park was part of the estate of the medieval Royal Palace of Havering.

The majority of the trees planted by the McIntosh family remain in the park today with coniferous species surviving from the 19th century, planting close to the site of the former house. In 1986, Havering Council acquired the site from the GLC and developed it further as a 165-acre country park, maintained as natural woodland and meadowland, which represents the western portion of the original estate.