About London Heritage Farm
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London Heritage Farm
6511 Dyke Road
Richmond, B.C. V7E 3R3
The farm house is closed.
The gardens remain open.
The park is open Monday to Sunday, dusk to dawn.
Welcome to London Heritage Farm
Find out more about the origins of London Farm and the London family by watching the video below.
London Heritage Farm - London Family
Welcome to London Heritage Farm, a site that contains the historical London Farm House and a park overlooking the Fraser River.
City of Richmond Archives Photograph 1984 17 74
London Heritage Farm is one of the earliest farm sites in Richmond. Charles and Henrietta London built a small farm house on the site in 1898. As their home grew to accommodate their 8 children, relatives and farm workers, the large white farm house was built in 1906.
The farm produced dairy products, oats, wheat barley, fruit from an orchard and vegetables. There were many outbuildings on site including storage sheds for dairy, preserves, salted salmon and pork. The property had a water tower, a shack for farm workers and an outhouse as well as barns for their animals, hay, wagons and buggies. Unfortunately these buildings no longer exist.
The London’s lived at the farm until 1948. After many years and many different owners, the City of Richmond purchased the house and land. It was designated a municipal heritage site in 1978.
Today you can:
- Explore the Victorian farm house that has been fully restored and furnished to illustrate rural life in Richmond between 1890 and 1920.
- Learn about Richmond’s agricultural history by viewing the outdoor exhibition featuring a vintage threshing machine.
- Discover a hidden talent for butter churning, washing clothes with a scrub board, performing Victorian chores and identifying heirloom seeds through the Living History program.
- Enjoy viewing the beautiful perennial and community gardens.