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Capel Manor College Gardens

Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, London, EN1 4RQ

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About this venue

This beautiful 30 acre estate, first established in the late 13th century, provides a colourful and scented oasis surrounding a Georgian Manor House and Victorian Stables. It offers a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at Greater London’s only Specialist College for those interested in plants, animals and the environment.

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Introduction

  • Opening times are as follows.
  • March-October 10:00 - 17:30.
  • November-February 10:00 - 17:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Turkey Street.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 450cm (11ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments
    • The convenient dropoff point is located outside the entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments
    • The automatic door opens towards you.

Reception

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • The reception desk has a lowered section.
    • Access to the gardens from the reception area is via an automatic door, 93 cm wide, which opens away from you.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are tarmac and block paving paths with easy or moderate slopes throughout the venue.
  • These paths are 100 cm wide at their narrowest.
  • Some areas are only accessible via gravel or grass paths, including the lake and the maze.
  • Some of the individual gardens are accessed via shallow steps.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Terrace Restaurant)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is main meals and snacks.
  • Comments
    • Access into the restaurant is via an automatic door, 92 cm wide, which opens towards you.
    • There is also seating available outside the restaurant.
    • There are vending machines available at various places within the gardens.

Accessible Toilet (Restaurant Toilets)

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 55m (60yd 5in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left hand side of the restaurant.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 250cm (4ft 7in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • A drop down rail is available.
    • At the time of research, the was a bin in the lateral transfer space in the accessible toilet.

Accessible Toilet (Victorian Stables Toilets)

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 200m (218yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet block next to the Victorian Stables.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 199cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 6in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • A drop down rail is available.
    • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet.
    • This accessible toilet also has an electronic hoist fitted.

Accessible Toilet (Reception Toilets)

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the entrance.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 203cm x 230cm (6ft 8in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • A drop down rail is available.
    • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s) (Restaurant Toilets)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located on the left hand side of the restaurant.
    • The female toilets are 51m (56yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located on the left hand side of the restaurant.
    • The male toilets are 51m (56yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.
  • Comments
    • At the time of research, the was a bin in the lateral transfer space in the adapted toilet.

Standard Toilet(s) (Reception Toilets)

Standard Toilet(s) (Victorian Stables Toilets)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located in the toilet block next to the Victorian Stables.
    • The female toilets are 203m (222yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located in the toilet block next to the Victorian Stables.
    • The male toilets are 205m (224yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.
  • Comments
    • This adapted toilet also has an electronic hoist fitted.

Additional Info

  • Documents are available in large print.
  • Comments
    • The gardens are also open at the weekends from March to October, and close at dusk during the winter.
    • The venue has a wheelchair and motorised scooter available to borrow. These need to be booked in advance.
    • There is free entry to the gardens for carers.