Memorial Rose Garden

London Heritage Farm Historical Site, Richmond BCThe Memorial Rose Garden is to the north of the London Farmhouse and was planted in memory of the original London family.  In this garden are the roses Evelyn, Jayne Austin and Brother Cadfael.

Many other varieties of beautiful heritage roses, such as Tamora, are carefully grown in blocks spread throughout in the Heritage Gardens and pebbled pathways make for leisurely viewing. Around the gazebo, at the front of the house, the white Souvenir de la Malmaison grows and the lovely Kift’s Gate climber scrambles up the side.  By the bay window of the house, you can find a noisette rose with quartered flowers in shades of apricot.  This is a wonderful tea-Dijon from the David Austin’s breeding program.

Memorial Garden, photo credit Dave Kemp

Memorial Garden

Memorial Garden, photo credit Dave Kemp

Roses to Remember

All roses are pruned in early spring in keeping with London Farm’s policy of working with nature, and rose hips are left on over the winter to provide seeds for the many birds that make the park their home.

Gloire de Dijon

This beautiful climbing rose once graced the London farmhouse. Bred by Jacotot in 1853 from Desprez à Fleur Jaune and Souvenir de la Malmaison, the blossoms are frilly with big button eyes in pink and peach and have a strong fragrance. Gloire de Dijon foundation rose are used for the breeding of many modern, popular roses.

Gloire de Dijon

Gloire de Dijon

Other Roses

Our hybrid tea rose bed, started in 1998, is now well established and showcases about a dozen well known varieties, including Peace and Queen Elizabeth.

Peace, photo credit Dave Kemp

Peace

Queen Elizabeth, photo credit Dave Kemp

Queen Elizabeth

Just Joey, photo credit Dave Kemp

Just Joey

Starry Night, photo credit Dave Kemp

Starry Night

Winchester Cathedral, photo credit Dave Kemp

Winchester Cathedral

Graham Thomasl, photo credit Dave Kemp

Graham Thomas

Honor, photo credit Dave Kemp

Honor

Summer Hours

Starting July 2 and until August 30, 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.

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Upcoming Events

Aug
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12:00 pm Berry Tea @ London Heritage Farm
Berry Tea @ London Heritage Farm
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Aug
2
Sun
12:00 pm Berry Tea @ London Heritage Farm
Berry Tea @ London Heritage Farm
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Aug
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10:00 am London Family Farm Day @ London Heritage Farm
London Family Farm Day @ London Heritage Farm
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
London Family Farm Day @ London Heritage Farm | Richmond | British Columbia | Canada
London Family Farm Day 2015 will be packed with fun-filled and interesting activities organized for kids and families. Things inherited and ways of life in the olden days at London Heritage Farm will be highlighted[...]

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.

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