Horsenden Farm is the hub of activity. The children’s play area and the car park are open 365 days a year. Covid-19 restrictions dictate that some areas have restricted access.
“Volunteering at Horsenden Farm kept my sanity during a challenging year. There, I met extraordinary people doing amazing work. It also helped me to reconnect to Nature, what made all the difference.”Rina Gioia-Howard
Look out for quirky artwork in all the public spaces. You’ll find owls, hedgehogs, fairy doors, a dragonfly and much more. The bug hotel is home to our tiniest residents. A Sensory Garden with winding walkways, edible and aromatic plants and trees and restful seating areas will be completed in spring 2021.
Horsenden is a working farm and home to a small urban farm and orchard. Farming at Horsenden goes back to, at least, Tudor times and is alive and well today with an ever increasing range of home grown and farm produced goodies to tempt you; from apple juice to beer; fresh fruit and veg; honey; jam; delicious bread baked on the wood fired oven; hand churned butter; warm, sticky cinammon swirls and other sweet treats to tickle your tastebuds.
The farm shop is open every Saturday and Sunday (apart from Sundays after a farm event such as tap day or a fair) from 11am till 2pm (or until the day’s bake is sold out).
The agricultural side of the farm is managed by Horsenden Farm CIC, and the tending of the beds is done mostly by local volunteers. Anyone wanting to lend a hand is very welcome, please get in touch!
Check out the What’s on pages for details of volunteering sessions, classes and workshops including yoga, foraging, pottery, and other crafts and skills from visiting teachers.