About London Heritage Farm
London Heritage Farm
6511 Dyke Road
Richmond, BC V7E 3R3
Park hours: Mon-Sun, dawn-dusk
Take a few minutes to watch the video below to find out more about the origins of this farm and the London family. This site contains the historical London Farm House and a park overlooking the Fraser River.
London Heritage Farm - London Family
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, and as their home grew to accommodate their eight 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 animals, hay, wagons and buggies. Unfortunately, these buildings no longer exist.
The London's lived at the farm until 1948, and after many years and many different owners, the City of Richmond purchased the house and land and, in 1978, were designated a municipal heritage site.
Currently, guests 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
Email email@example.com for any farmhouse or grounds bookings.
In February 2021, City Council approved a new Master Plan for the park spaces at London Heritage Farm. This Plan identifies a number of enhancements to the park spaces that aim to improve the experience and accessibility for users, heritage interpretation and the site’s visibility. View the Master Plan document for details.
Contact Tricia Buemann at 604-238-8044 for more information about London Heritage Farm.