Letchworth, the first Garden City, was built in 1903 to prove that Ebenezer Howard's ideas for well-planned 'Garden Cities' were practical. Howard was apalled at the very unpleasant living and working conditions in many late 19th-century towns and cities so he proposed a Garden City as a pleasant environment in which to live, work and follow leisure pursuits.
TI 33-35 Station Road. Tel. 01462 487868.
A working show farm on the outskirts of Letchworth. Animals to be seen include poultry, ducks, pigs,
sheep, cattle, goats and horses. Lambs, calves and chicks can be seen in spring. Exhibition barn with
wildlife specimens and working beehive. Farm walk. Wildfowl viewing hides. Children's play area. Picnic area.
Open Feb-Oct, Daily 1000-1700.