No – the farm is currently closed to visitors during the winter months.
We will announce our date of opening for the 2024 season in the spring. We usually open towards the end of May, or the beginning of June. The latest information on opening times is available on our Visit Us page, and you can also check our social media for on-the-day confirmation: Facebook and Instagram.
To purchase tickets online, please see our Ticketsource page. Please note that the ‘SOLD OUT’ notice only applies to online tickets. There may also be capacity for walk-ins! Please contact us for further information.
The lavender barn (containing our tearoom and farm shop), museum, and play area are always free to visit. Entry fees are charged for the main lavender field and the pumpkin patch.
For the most up-to-date information on our prices and tickets, please see our Ticketsource page.
During the peak lavender season (June to September), adults can expect to pay £6 for entry tickets booked in advance, and £8 on the gate.
During pumpkin picking season (mid to late October), entry tickets are charged at a flat rate of £3.
Yes – we charge £4 per bag, which you are welcome to fill yourself. We have limited pairs of scissors on site, so please bring your own if you can.
The lavender is NOT currently in flower.
Our main flowering season is between mid-June and late August.
Our season begins with our first few rows in the field which belong to the Angustifolia or “English” varieties of lavender. They typically bloom between mid-June and the end of July.
Following on from our early bloomers, are our Intermedia or Lavandin varieties which make up the vast majority of the field. These lavenders tend to flower between mid-July and the middle of August.
The flowering times of all of our varieties of lavender can be affected by the weather so please keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram, where we post regular photo updates to show how the field is looking throughout the season.
The sunflowers are NOT currently in flower.
The sunflowers typically flower from late July into the middle of August.
Yes – we have a tearoom housed inside our beautiful 17th century barn, which offers a wide choice of hot and cold drinks, savoury snacks, light lunches, cakes and delicious ice creams.
Yes – we charge £50 for professional photographers intending to use images of the field for anything other than personal use. Such uses might include but are not limited to: selling photographs or providing a photography service, advertising and other forms of promotion, professional portfolios, branding etc.. The £50 charge will be applied at our discretion, so please contact us in advance if you are unsure about which category your photos fall into.
If you would like to plan a professional photography session, entrance tickets for the photographer and anyone attending the shoot will need to be booked in advance. The photography fee can be paid on arrival. Please see our Visit Us page for ticket information.
Professional photography can take place within any of the ticketed slots available during our general opening hours.
If the images you take at Hitchin Lavender are purely for personal use, there is no requirement to pay the extra fee. You will simply need to pay our normal entrance prices.
No – our apologies, but we are unable to allow drone photography.
During the peak and pumpkin-picking seasons, Hitchin Lavender is open rain or shine, so please come prepared!
If you plan to visit the farm on a rainy day, we recommend wearing sturdy footwear and plenty of waterproof clothing. There is limited rain-cover on the main field, although you’ll find plenty of space in our cosy tearoom nearby.
On hot days, please remember to wear suncream and bring along plenty of water! As with rain-cover, shade is limited on the main field.
Yes – four legged friends are very welcome here. Dogs are allowed anywhere on the farm so long as they are kept on a lead and any doggy deposits are taken home. Our canine visitors are welcome to help themselves to a drink from one of our water bowls or to top up their own from our Dog Water Barrel located in the lavender field.
Both wheelchairs and pushchairs can be used to access the main field but please note that the ground is bumpy and uneven in places. The ground can be challenging in wet weather or if it has recently rained.
It is possible for wheelchair users or buggies to get close to the lavender but, unfortunately, the lavender is too thick for wheelchairs or buggies to get in between the rows. There is a wide track situated in the middle of the field, which can be used by wheelchair users or buggies to access the top of the field. Unfortunately, we do not have wheelchairs available for public use.
Please note that the sunflowers are located further up the field and are more difficult to access in a wheelchair due to being uphill. Please contact us before booking if you would like to ask us accessibility requirements.
Yes – we do not charge for parking.
See further information on group bookings below.
No – unfortunately, we no longer allow picnics. This is part of our effort to combat the increased volume of rubbish left in the lavenders, and to keep litter to a minimum in our countryside.
We have toilet facilities in our tea room and a temporary block in the lavender field during our peak season. Both include a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities.
We are not currently taking group bookings for our 2024 season. Please see our group bookings page for further information on our group tour packages and prices.
No – our apologies, but we are not currently taking any bookings for weddings or private events.
The nearest train station to us is Hitchin which can be reached from London Kings Cross or St Pancras. It is then just a short taxi ride from the station to here. There is a taxi rank at Hitchin station so we recommend picking up a lift from there to complete your journey.