Today is the First Day of Spring in the Northern hemisphere which means spring has officially sprung. Have a walk in our Heritage Gardens and enjoy the delightful scenes of early spring. Take a close look of the early spring blossoms you will find along the garden path and share the inspiration from the famous poet, Alice Oswald – “Spring, when the earth tilts closer to the sun, runs a strict timetable of flowers.”
London Heritage Farm will go green this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Come in green and have fun! For those who are feeling particularly festive, come in a leprechaun costume, replete with white stockings, green top hat and fake (or real!) red beard.
To celebrate in an Irish style, our Tea Room will offer St. Patrick’s Day Tea with scone and special themed goodies (maybe also in green). Singer and Pianist Sharon will entertain guests with some Irish tunes. Come with family and friends to join the celebration. Our Tea Room will open for St. Patrick’s Day Tea this Saturday and Sunday on March 14 and 15, 2015 from 12 to 5 pm. Call 604 271 5220 for reservation is recommended.
Katie Lawrence of Richmond Review wrote an article titled “Lovely tea at the farmhouse” highlighting what she found while covering the Valentine’s Tea at the London Heritage Farm’s Tea Room on February 14 and 15, 2015. Richmond Review published the article on February 18, 2015 and here is a reprint of that article.
Registration for Doors Open Richmond 2015 is open until March 6th to sites interested in participating.
To register a participating site or for more information, please click here to visit the Doors Open Richmond 2015 page in City of Richmond’s website.
Doors Open Richmond 2015, to be held on June 6th and 7th, is Richmond’s 8th annual celebration of arts, culture and heritage. Coordinated by the Richmond Museum Society in partnership with the City of Richmond, this free event allows visitors of all ages to explore Richmond’s heritage and arts at up to 50 partner sites across the city.
Celebrating Chinese New Year could be an old tradition at London Farm. Some might not know that Chinese did have a role in the history of London Farm. According to May (London) Mack’s recollections of growing up on the London Farm back in the 1900’s, there was always a Chinese hand living in the little shack at the edge of the garden who grew all the vegetables for the house, did the cooking and other little odd jobs. She recalled their names as Sing and Chung. There was no mentioning of how they celebrated Chinese New Year but we can assume they have observed this important Chinese tradition.
Today is the first day of the Year of the Goat and the beginning of a week-long celebration of the Chinese New Year, also known as “Spring Festival”. To join the celebration, the Farmhouse will be decorated in red with the hanging of lanterns, duilian and paper cuttings at doors and windows.
Come celebrate the “Spring Festival” with family and friends in the Tea Room this weekend and enjoy a Chinese New Year Tea with scones and special goodies. As a Chinese tradition for blessing, kids will receive a Red Packet with “good fortune” inside. The Farmhouse, Tea Room and Gift Shop will be open on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd from 12 to 5 pm.