The pond restoration was initiated in the year 2000 as a millennium project. The objective of this program is to bring back the pond to its original size and depth and to maintain an environment for the propagation of small fish, frogs, and other aquatic creatures. Furthermore, the restoration aims to create a water based environment for ducks, swans, herons and an assortment of small birds that presently use the bullrushes, bushes and trees that are part of the farm’s environment. See photo gallery for progress. Photo credit: City of Richmond
On May 2nd and 3rd, 2009, London Heritage Farm joined the Doors Open Richmond – a 2 days citywide celebration that offered free access to 40 venues in the City of Richmond allowing visitors to explore Richmond’s arts, heritage and cultural diversity.
During Doors Open, tours from costumed guides are offered. Visitors browsed through the exhibits in the farm house and visited the heritage gardens, hand tool museum and large farm machinery displays. Live demonstrations by the Richmond Carvers Society were main art attractions of the event. Children were happy to participate in the scavenger hunt with each child receiving a small prize.
Many also enjoyed tea in the Tea Room and shopped for the London Lady Tea, London Farm Jam and Jelly in the Gift Shop.