Open Farm Sunday Comes to Brooksby Melton College!

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Brooksby Melton College is opening its Brooksby Campus to the public on Sunday 10th June as a part of the nation-wide Open Farm Sunday initiative.

This free event will run from 10am-3pm and offers a variety of activities for the whole family, with farm tours, countryside management displays, glasshouse and garden tours, and a plant sale. There will even be a barbeque to help everyone re-fuel throughout the day.

Guests will have the opportunity to tour BMC’s commercial farm and meet the resident animals, including pedigree welsh pigs, lleyn sheep and beef shorthorn cows. There will also be some fantastic countryside management displays, demonstrating some of the skills needed for maintaining the 850-acre Brooksby estate.

For keen gardeners and horticulturists, there will be a plant sale offering a variety of plants, bedding and perennials, with something to brighten up any summer garden. Guests will also have the chance to tour the College’s state-of-the-art glasshouses and ornamental gardens.

To add to the day, guests who love a traditional Sunday lunch can book a table at Brooksby Hall, the stunning 16th century manor house housed on the Brooksby estate, for just £8.50 per person. Advance booking for Sunday lunch is essential: call 01664 855 262 to reserve your table today.

James Fryer, Programme Manager for Environmental Industries at BMC said ‘Last year’s event was a huge success, with people of all ages coming along to enjoy some outdoor fun. We hope that this year will be even bigger and better, showing lots of local people what it’s like on a mixed arable and livestock farm’.

Open Farm Sunday is an annual nation-wide event managed by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming). The initiative encourages farmers from across the country to open their farms to the public, allowing local people to see the wide range of work that farmers and land-managers do on a day-to-day basis on UK farms.

 

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