Steveston Part II ~ London Farm

Yellow mailbox at London FarmOur Steveston Village tour continues along the river with a visit to the historic site of London Farm. You'll first notice the Victorian farmhouse with it's lovely front porch that is the centerpiece of this property. With mature shade trees and picnic tables on the lawn, this is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch.  

Historic London Farm  in RichmondThis heritage park is just over 4 acres with ample space to roam and explore the grounds. Walking around the spacious gardens is like stepping into the past. You'll see antique farm equipment and get an idea of the what farm life would have looked like in the 1880's in Richmond.

A classic red barn and chickens at Historic London Farm in RichmondThese out buildings have been restored to their original condition. Check out the classic red barn, hen house with live chickens and roosters, a pond, shady gazebo, vegetable garden with original fruit trees, fields of farmland and flowers.  

Model wear Diane Kennedy Bamboo shirt at London Heritage Farmhouse near Steveston on South Dyke RoadThe 1898 London farm house has been fully restored and furnished to illustrate rural life in Richmond between 1890 and 1920. Check and see if the Victorian Farmhouse is open again for tours. Emma models the Smart Shirt in Twilight blue with the Ignite Pants for a casual, relaxed vibe. Spring flowers blooming at London Heritage FarmhouseBeautiful gardens are springing to life!

Model wears a Diane Kennedy bamboo shirt in green in front of the Historic London Farmhouse in Steveston BCLeah models the Smart Shirt in Rainforest with the Ignite Pant

Driftwood along the Fraser River near Steveston on Dyke RoadIf you visit the farm, there is a wide path that takes you along the river with a beautiful view of the beach and wildlife. You'll find parking right across the street from London Farm. Here's the scenic view showing the natural driftwood. 

 

 


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