Beginning of fall at London Heritage Farm

One more week to go and it will be the beginning of Fall/Winter Seasons at London Heritage Farm. Sunday, September 6, 2015, will be the last day of the 2-months long Summer Season at London Heritage Farm. Starting from September 12, 2015, the opening days of our Tea Room, Gift Shop and Museum in the Farmhouse during the Fall/Winter seasons will be only on weekends, every Saturday and Sunday. Operating hours will remain unchanged from 12 noon to 5 pm.

2015 Fall at London Heritage Farm

Come out with friends and family to enjoy a relaxing high tea in our Tea Room during the weekends. The Heritage Gardens still look lovely in the early fall season and nice to walk around. Enjoy your tea served in the porch is also very pleasant. Reservation for tea is highly recommended.

2015 Fall at London Heritage Farm

Tea at the Porch of London Heritage Farm

All grounds and gardens will remain open to public all days during the Fall/Winter seasons from dawn to dust. Group guided tour of the Farmhouse and/or group tea in our Tea Room during weekdays will be available by bookings. Please email londonhf@telus.net or call (604) 271-5220 to check for availability.

It’s more than fun on London Family Farm Day

Kids and families used to have great family fun on London Family Farm Day but this year they found much more. Apart from having fun on the popular Pony Rides, Petting Zoo and Nylon Zoo, they had the chance to learn some skills and knowledge about historic family farm life; such as woodworking, carving, weaving, spinning, lace making and historic fashion.  They were also able to bring home some memorable moments captured in the vintage family photos taken by members of the Richmond Photo Club in a heritage farm setting.

Many took a tour of the museums inside the Farmhouse and Spragg Barn, strolled through the beautiful Heritage Gardens, enjoyed a Full Tea in the Tea Room or just had a picnic on the lawns with food from the Concession Booth or the Food Trucks.

With new activities added and nicely spread out in a wider area in London Heritage Farm, participating kids and families have enjoyed a whole day of great outdoor fun in a very relaxing environment.

Here is a photo journal of the kids and families in action on London Family Farm Day 2015.

 

Yay! It’s London Family Farm Day tomorrow!

It’s London Family Farm Day tomorrow, Sunday, August 16, 2015 at London Heritage Farm! Weather forecast for this late summer day is “mostly sunny” but “a bit cooler”, and so, it will be a perfect day for great outdoor family fun. Kids and families are all invited to join this big summer event. Admission at gate is free for kids under 12, $1.00 for teens and seniors, $2.50 for adults and $5.00 for families.  Opening hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

London Family Farm Day 2015

London Family Farm Day is a fun and interactive day for families, and this year we will be introducing kids to various aspects of family life in the Victorian era.  New activities added to the program are the Vintage Photo Booth, Bonkers Giant Games, London Family Scavenger HuntHistoric Fashion Exhibit and Food Trucks. Popular activities returning are Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Nylon Zoo (presenting the new inflatable Beluga Whale sculpture), Butter Making, Spinning and Weaving, Wood Carving, Face Painting, Kids Crafts, Kids Woodworking, Organic Produce Sale, Bake Sale, Concession, Live Music and more. Many of these activities are free of charge. Check out the London Family Farm Day 2015 News Blog for details and make your activities plan for the day.

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Parking space is limited around London Heritage Farm and taking public transport to the event is recommended. Or take the bikes through the cycling routes in the City of Richmond and you can easily find your way to the event.

We wish to see all of you there and you have a wonderful time on London Family Farm Day!

Historic Fashions exhibit by Ivan Sayers on London Family Farm Day

Visiting guests of London Family Farm Day 2015 will have the privilege of seeing for free an exhibit of selected historic fashions dating back to the Victorian era. These historic fashions, specially chosen from the seasoned collection of Ivan Sayers, a Fashion Historian, will be on display in the South Porch of the London Farmhouse on Sunday, August 16th, 2015 and Ivan will be there to present his collection.

Sayers and three ladies

Photography Courtesy of: Gerhard von Rosen www.GaiaPix.com

Ivan worked at the Vancouver Museum for 20 years and as a Curator of History there for many years. He has also taught courses at Simon Fraser University and is known for his charismatic and comical lectures.

Ivan Sayers, Fashion Historian

Photography Courtesy of: Gerhard von Rosen www.GaiaPix.com

For more information on Ivan Sayers please check out this interview with MONTECRISTO Magazine:
Ivan Sayers: Interview with MONTECRISTO Magazine

A lot are growing in our Allotment Gardens

Anyone who has ever dreamed of growing your own organic produce should take a tour of our Allotment Gardens located on the west side of London Heritage Farm. You will be amazed to see the creativity and hard works of our Allotment Gardeners and a lot of organic produce that are now growing there.

If you are coming with your family to join the London Family Farm Day 2015 on Sunday August 16, you will have the chance to bring home some organic produce fresh from our Allotment Gardens. A number of our Allotment Gardeners have pledged to donate some of their harvest for the Produce Sale on that day. Supply will be very limited and so find them early before they are sold out. Our Allotment Gardeners will also be happy to share with you their farming knowledge and experience.

Summer Hours

Starting July 2 and until September 6, 2015, the Museum, Tea Room and Gift Shop in the Farmhouse are open 5 days a week every Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.

Entrance to the Farmhouse is by donation.

The Grounds are open to public every day from dawn to dusk and entrance is free.

Upcoming Events

Sep
19
Sat
12:00 pm Autumn Tea @ London Heritage Farm
Autumn Tea @ London Heritage Farm
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Sep
20
Sun
12:00 pm Autumn Tea @ London Heritage Farm
Autumn Tea @ London Heritage Farm
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 

Location

6511 Dyke Road
Richmond BC V7E 3R3
Phone: 604-271-5220
Email: londonhf@telus.net

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Accessibility

The garden paths and ground floor of the Farmhouse are wheelchair and walker accessible.

Museum in the Farmhouse

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