Horsenden Farm is the hub of activity. The children’s play area and the car park are open 365 days a year. Horsenden is a working farm, 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 a market garden tended by volunteers, using environmentally friendly permaculture principles. At the farm shop there’s ever increasing range of home grown and farm produced goodies to tempt you; from apple juice to beer; fresh fruit and veg (during growing seasons); local honey; home made jam; delicious flatbreads baked on the wood fired oven; and freshly baked sweet treats to tickle your tastebuds
Look out for quirky artwork in all the public spaces. You’ll find owls, hedgehogs, fairy doors, a dragonfly and much more. The insect hotel is home to our tiniest residents. A Sensory Garden with winding walkway, edible and aromatic plants and trees and central seating area, is a magical corner in which to rest.
The Horsenden Loaf bakery + coffee stall is open every Friday Saturday and Sunday (apart from Sundays after a farm event such as tap day or a fair) from 11am till 2pm on Fridays and 10am till 4pm on weekends.
The agricultural side of the farm – growing the veg, tending the orchard, and looking after the animals – is done 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.