Brights Farm is a picturesque arable farm just outside the historical village of Lavenham. Crops grown using the most up-to-date machinery include wheat, barley, beans, oilseed rape and sugar beet. Much of the farm lies on what was medieval deer park; the ditch boundaries are still visible. Other features range from a remarkable Saxon hedge to WWII pill boxes. Conservation includes pond restoration, hedge and tree planting (including rare black poplars from a clone bank) and special seed mixes grown to provide winter food for the wide variety of wild birds. Hall Farm at Shimpling boasts two SSSI woods which are flora-rich remnants of ancient woodland, with rare hazel coppice stands and original wood banks. A good collection of historical finds is available covering both farms.