Frogmary is committed to maintaining the environment and the habitat to support a thriving flora and fauna, adopting sympathetic farming practices. We do this by planting trees, creating wetland areas and by using innovative solutions to cut our carbon footprint. We have also established 25 acres of wildflower pollen and nectar margins around our fields and planted 5 kilometres of hedges to provide habitats for bumblebees and other insects that are important in a flourishing environment.
We created our ponds and wildlife areas to encourage a varied range of wildlife to take up residence on our farm. The work is reaping wonderful rewards with an abundance of bumble bees, butterflies and bird life either in residence or frequently visiting including swallows, skylark, song thrush, whitethroat, house sparrows, lapwings, fieldfares, ducks, swans and Canada geese.
An old apple Orchard has been regenerated by planting new exciting varieties of apple Dabinett, Lord Lambourne and Bramley which we now use in our cookery school kitchen and we have many nesting boxes around the farm and buildings, including two Owl boxes.
We are members of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), an organisation that encourages responsible farming practices and measures performance against key criteria. We received our LEAF Marque accreditation in 2013 and since then we are honoured to have been launched as a LEAF Demonstration Farm.
For information about LEAF, visit the website leafuk.org
Open Farm Sunday
Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF, started in 2006 and is one of the farming industry’s greatest success stories. Over 1000 farmers across the UK have welcomed the public onto their farm for one Sunday each year to share the farm experience and demonstrate what they do and why they do it.
We look forward to opening Frogmary Green Farm to visitors each year. Open Farm Sunday gives us the opportunity to show you around our farm and answer any questions that we have about the range of farming methods and environmentally friendly activities that we use. There’s something for everyone with fun activities and craft areas for children, sheep shearing demonstrations and the chance to learn more about our livestock and chicken hatchery. For the farm machinery and tractor enthusiasts, there’ll be plenty on show. Feel free to bring a picnic and relax around our ponds, wildlife areas and arboretum and see what wildlife you can spot.
Open Farm Sunday takes place rain or shine and entry is free. It really is a great day out for all the family. We look forward to welcoming you on June 11th 2017.
For more information on Open Farm Sunday, visit the website farmsunday.org
Our garden, ponds and arboretum Open Day is a special event that takes place just once a year, during the beautiful autumn months, that provides an opportunity to explore our gardens and arboretum, designed by Penny Pritchard from Tony Benger landscaping tonybenger.com.
We look forward to welcoming visitors to our Garden and Ponds Open Day. There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day to enjoy the gardens, cream teas and cakes.