Botany Bay Farm & Shop

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A family run, 75 acre working farm with shop selling local produce

Our Heritage

From the reign of Henry II the area was a forested hunting ground. By the 14th century the area became known as Enfield Chase. 

 

It is believed that Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth I) often hunted on the Chase after she was granted the estate of West Lodge Park by her brother Edward VI in 1547. 

 

After an act in 1777 the Enfield Chase estate no longer existed and became deforested. 

 

In 2020, 25 acres of the Botany Bay Farm is being reforested as part of an ambitious plan by the London Borough of Enfield in partnership with Thames21. 

 

In addition we have submitted further plans for planting over 5,000 new trees within the farm, further restoring the landscape, enhancing the biodiversity and creating more natural habitat for wildlife.  

Nature and Conservation
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Bees at Work
Beekeeper Holding a Honeycomb

Bee Hives

 

We now have four beehives, whilst these honeybees are great pollinators essential for the planet, we also hope to start producing our very own Botany Bay Honey this year.

Did you know? It takes a honeybee 10,000,000 trips to collect enough nectar to make 1 lb of honey!

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We are delighted to be working with Thames21 and
the London Borough of Enfield Restoring Enfield Chase.

Woodland Creation
The woodland scheme was featured on last Sunday's Countryfile (22 November 2020)
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Join us as part of Enfield Council’s Restoration of Enfield Chase project to help create
one of London’s newest woodlands.

We have 50,000 trees to plant this season and really need your help to make it happen!


These events starts at 10am and we aim to wrap up by 3pm

Meeting point is at: Botany Bay Farm & Shop, 230 The Ridgeway, Botany Bay, Enfield EN2 8AP.


Wellies, gloves, tools, and tea, coffee and biscuits provided but please bring your own lunch and drinking water.


Please dress appropriately for the weather – many sites are very open to the elements.


There is a maximum number of 15 places so please book on the thames21.org.uk website. Each person volunteering must complete the registration form and unfortunately we won’t be able to take any additional people on the day.


We kindly ask all corporate group bookings to contact corporate-volunteering@thames21.org.uk

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Community Tree Planting, Enfield Chase at Botany Bay Farm & Shop
Please contact thames21.org.uk to book your place
We kindly ask all corporate group bookings to contact
corporate-volunteering@thames21.org.uk
 
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Introducing
The Hertfordshire & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

No matter where you are in the UK, there is a Wildlife Trust inspiring people about the natural world and saving, protecting and standing up for wildlife and wild places near you.  The Wildlife Trusts has a nationwide network of 47 local trusts, dedicated to the achievement of a United Kingdom richer in wildlife. The Wildlife Trusts collectively care for more than 2,300 nature reserves and between them have more than 800,000 members.

 

The Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust cares for more than 40 nature reserves which provide protection for some of our rarest and most important wildlife, and much of the work to look after the reserves is carried out by volunteers. These reserves give people the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the rich variety of habitats which were once widespread in our counties.

Click here for more information

 
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