Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm’s Open Farm Sunday on 11 June was judged ‘a great success’ by the farm’s owner, Reg Hendy. He said, “About 85 people visited the farm and we were delighted to be supporting Open Farm Sunday for the first time. 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.
Reg added: “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.
“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.”