Our first Open Farm Sunday event was a success!

March 15, 2018

Families from Somerset visited our Christmas tree farm last Sunday (June 11, 2017) as part of Open Farm Sunday.

We took part in the event, which is the farming industry’s national open day, for the first time and it was a great success with about 85 people visiting the farm.

During the day, we invited people to come along and walk the Christmas tree plantations and see the trees mid growth when they are a pale green colour. Visitors could also stroll through our woods and bring a picnic to enjoy by our lakes.

Light refreshments were available in aid of Children’s Hospice South West and our team was on hand to answer any questions people had during the day.

Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, more than 1,500 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 1.8 million people onto their farm for one Sunday each year.

People who visited us on Open Farm Sunday were able to find out all about how we farm Christmas trees and also how we help and attract wildlife to the farm.

We’re based on 40 acres and a woodland runs the length of the plantations, either side of a stream. This area is home to a multitude of plants and wildlife, in particular rare lesser spotted orchids, deer and occasionally otters.

 (Centre) Shaun Hendy from Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm, with (from left to right) Debbie Mace, three-year-old Jacob Reid and Abbie Mace, who are all from Wiveliscombe, at Open Farm Sunday.
(From left to right) Michael Thomas, Joanna Thomas and three-year-old Maximus Thomas from Tiverton, in the Christmas tree plantations with Shaun Hendy from Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm.
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Reg Hendy