Great Farm

Great Farm is a trial farm site used to establish whether sustainable food production and wildlife conservation can work efficiently and productively on the average UK farm. We have established 6-metre-wide margins around the edges of the fields which are planted with wildflowers and hay meadows. Hedgerows have been left to grow for longer before being cut and we’re experimenting with practices such as direct drilling. Direct drilling involves planting the seeds straight into the ground (without ploughing and cultivating beforehand), which reduces carbon emissions as well as improving soil and biodiversity. 

More information about this site can be found in the 2022 book Land Healer, written by our General Manager of Conservation, Jake Fiennes.

Creating more compost

Stamping out waste

We are considering how we can generate our own compost on a large scale.

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Developing natural capital at Pinewoods

WONDER

We’re increasing natural capital and biodiversity at Pinewoods.

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Great Farm

WONDER

A trial farm focused on sustainable food production and wildlife conservation working together.

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Lowering our carbon footprint

WONDER

We’re always looking out for ways to lower our carbon footprint across our businesses.

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Wild areas

WONDER

Wildflower margins and reduced mowing help the wildlife here at Holkham.

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