We have a small selection of farm animals (goats, pigs, chickens and guinea pigs), kept for educational and therapeutic purposes and food production. For now, they’re being cared for by our staff but will soon be looked after by volunteers on therapeutic placements with us.
Take a wander around the market gardens, which will produce food to be served in the café trailer and go into local veg boxes. Volunteers will help grow crops and learn about food production and gain gardening skills in the process.
Hartcliffe is also home to a flower farm, run by Heart of BS13 which will produce local blooms grown without chemicals. Cut flowers are often grown abroad and flown to the UK, so have a hefty carbon footprint. They’re also grown using intensive farming methods that use a lot of water and chemicals. All of these things are very harmful to the environment. Hartcliffe’s flower farm will produce beautiful bouquets free from these environmental issues associated with cut flowers.
What’s on the way?
We have plenty of plans for the future of the farm, including:
- A new playground – the current playground at the farm is not safe to use. Getting a new, safe playground is high on our priority list.
- Spaces to hire – we’re in the process of renovating some of the existing buildings on the farm to be ideal for community classes, workshops and birthday parties
- More animals – we will have a wider range of animals at the farm when we have built more safe and comfortable animal pens.
The farmyard is open to visitors on Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm.
The farm is free to visit.
Our main gate is on Lampton Avenue. Please walk, cycle or use public transport to get to us where possible. If you have to drive, please park considerately on the surrounding streets.
Unfortunately, the site is not currently wheelchair accessible.
Our café trailer is closed until Spring 2023, but we have picnic benches under cover in the open barn and you’re welcome to bring a picnic.
No dogs or smoking on the site please!