Lavender Digest (13/7/18)

Hello Hitchin Lavender fans!

This is another instalment of our Lavender Digest, where we update you on all things Hitchin Lavender. Please make sure to share this with anyone thinking of coming – as we want to make sure that everyone knows what to expect when coming to us.

We are now in full flower!

What with all the hot weather that we’ve been having over the last few weeks, everything has been happening that bit quicker this season, so be sure to come on down within the next few weeks!

Let’s begin the Hitchin Lavender Digest for a fuller rundown of what’s been going on at the farm.

Next week (13/7/18-19/7/18) 

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Taken 12/7/18

How will the lavender be looking? 

As you can see, we are now in peak bloom.

Our early lavender, which came into bloom mid/early June, is still looking wonderfully purple. The main body of the field has only just come into bloom, so is looking fresh and vibrant and is smelling wonderful. The early lavender is coming to the end of its flowering period and will be looking good for another week or so

If you wanted to get the full effect, now is definitely a great time to come.

And the sunflowers? 

Two weeks for the sunflowers, we would suggest.

As ever, we cannot guarantee an exact date when it will be coming into bloom, so make sure to keep checking on our social media outlets Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or stay updated here with our Lavender Digest!

Events

For anyone interested in the workshops we have to offer, then please have a little look at the following.

For more information, please contact us via hitchinlavender@gmail.com or call 01462 434343.

That’s it for this week.

Tune in next week for more information on Hitchin Lavender!

Lavender Digest (6/7/18)

Hello Hitchin Lavender fans!

This is another instalment of our Lavender Digest, where we update you on all things Hitchin Lavender. Please make sure to share this with anyone thinking of coming – as we want to make sure that everyone knows what to expect when coming to us.

It has been an absolute scorcher this week, nothing but sunshine, which is fantastic news for the lavender – what with it being a Mediterranean plant.

Without further ado, here is the Hitchin Lavender Digest!

Next week (6/7/18-12/7/18) 

How will the lavender be looking? 

The lavender is very close to being in full bloom, but we are not quite at our full potential just yet. As mentioned in previous posts, our early lavender, which accounts for about a third of the field, has come into full bloom.

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We would anticipate that the lavender will be coming into bloom in 1 weeks time.

And the sunflowers? 

It is still very difficult to predict when the sunflowers will be in bloom. Currently they are about a foot tall and resemble potato plants! We are hoping that they will be coming in around late July, but it is a little like predicting the weather, I’m afraid.

Events

For anyone interested in the workshops we have to offer, then please have a little look at the following.

Workshop Schedule

For more information, please contact us via hitchinlavender@gmail.com or call 01462 434343.

That’s it for this week.

Tune in next week for more information on Hitchin Lavender!

 

Lavender Digest (29/06/18)

Hello Hitchin Lavender fans!

This is another instalment of our Lavender Digest, where we update you on all things Hitchin Lavender. Please make sure to share this with anyone thinking of coming – as we want to make sure that everyone knows what to expect when coming to us.

The weather has been absolutely stunning this week, which has been wonderful for the lavender and our wildflower patch. We may not be in peak bloom just yet for the lavender, but we are certainly are in peak bloom for our poppies.

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You are welcome to pick these, as well as the lavender, so do come soon if you are hoping for some beautiful fresh flowers.

Next week (29/6/18-5/6/18) 

How will the lavender be looking? 

As alluded to before, the lavender has been really enjoying all of its sun bathing this week, so it really is speeding up the flowering process. Generally, the lavender comes into its fullest bloom in mid-July, but we do anticipate it all happening a little earlier this season. Even within the next week it may be almost at its best.

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As always, keep checking on our Facebook or Instagram for more photos as to how the field is looking.

And the sunflowers? 

It is still very difficult to predict when the sunflowers will be in bloom. Currently they are about a foot tall and resemble potato plants! We are hoping that they will be coming in around late July, but it is a little like predicting the weather, I’m afraid.

Events

For anyone interested in the workshops we have to offer, then please have a little look at the following.

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For more information, please contact us via hitchinlavender@gmail.com or call 01462 434343.

That’s it for this week.

Tune in next week for more information on Hitchin Lavender!

Lavender Digest (21/06/18)

Hello Hitchin Lavender fans!

This is another instalment of our Lavender Digest, where we update you on all things Hitchin Lavender. Please make sure to share this with anyone thinking of coming – as we want to make sure that everyone knows what to expect when coming to us.

We have had a great week. Wednesday night was movie night with Sundown Cinema, showing Bladerunner Final Cut. For more information on what films we have still available, please go to  www.sundowncinema.co.uk.

We also had a lot of fun for the sell-out Rat Pack tribute act event and for the fashion shoot. Thanks so much to all of you who attended. You can stay updated with our events via hitchinlavender.com/events or via our Facebook page Hitchin Lavender Events.

Without any further ado, here is the lavender round-up for next week:

Next week (15/6/18-21/6/18) 

How will the lavender be looking? 

We are in our picking season, so if you wanted to come grab a bag of beautiful fresh lavender, then now is the time to do it.

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Taken 21/6/18 

Having said that, we are still early in our season, so we are not quite at our peak season. We anticipate that the lavender will be coming into full flower in a couple of weeks’ time, so be sure to keep checking on here each week, for updates on the field.

And the sunflowers? 

The sunflowers are not yet in bloom. It is slightly too early to tell when they will be ready, but we are anticipating to have them in mid-July/August.

Events

We currently have a full workshop schedule, from knitting, to printing, to lampshade making. Be sure to check on the following link for more information!

We are very much looking forward to our Fashion Show on Friday evening and our sold-out Definitive Rat Pack this Saturday.

Thanks for reading!

Make sure to share with anyone who was hoping to visit this weekend!

 

Lavender Digest (14/06/18)

Hello Hitchin Lavender fans!

This is another instalment of our Lavender Digest, where we update you on all things Hitchin Lavender. Please make sure to share this with anyone thinking of coming – as we want to make sure that everyone knows what to expect when coming to us.

We have had a great week, taking delivery of lots of new and exciting things, including a brand-new toilet block in the field – which we are very excited about.

We had a great night last night with Sundown Cinema. With beautiful weather, it was a sold-out screening of the classic Lost Boys. If you fancied coming along then follow the link for the two more Wednesday showings!

Here is the lavender round-up for next week:

Next week (15/6/18-21/6/18) 

How will the lavender be looking? 

Starting this coming Saturday, we will be allowing picking!

Though we are still early in the season – please see the picture to see what I mean – we have our early lavender coming into their best flowering period.

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Taken 14/6/18 

If you were still hoping for the fields in its peak condition, we would recommend waiting until mid-July, so be sure to check on this page to see how the field is coming before planning to travel down.

 

And the sunflowers? 

The sunflowers are not yet in bloom. It is slightly too early to tell when they will be ready, but we are anticipating to have them in mid-July/August.

Events

We currently have a full workshop schedule, from knitting, to printing, to yoga for kids. Make sure to check on the following link for more information!

We are very much looking forward to our Fashion Show on Friday evening and our sold-out Definitive Rat Pack this Saturday.

Thanks for reading!

Make sure to share with anyone who was hoping to this weekend!

 

Lavender Digest (07/06/2018)

Hello Hitchin Lavender fans!

This is another instalment of our Lavender Digest, where we update you on all things Hitchin Lavender. We have had a steady first week, meaning that we have had lots of time to weed and plant – which has been both satisfying and strenuous in equal measure.

Although we still don’t have much lavender to speak of yet, we still have an awful lot of new bits and bobs to spoil yourself with.

Here is a rundown of the lavender for this coming week!

Next week (8/6/18-14/6/18) 

How will the lavender be looking? 

We are getting ever closer to our first weekend for picking, but not quite yet. We do have purple patches in the field and we are getting close to our first lavenders being ready, but we do ask that no one picks the lavender just yet. We really want to give the lavender time to flower in full before the picking can begin.

Please check on our Hitchin Lavender Facebook page or on our Google profile to see whether we are allowing picking, before coming.

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Taken 3/6/18

As with the last few weeks, we have delicious homemade cakes and an array of teas and coffees to try – not to mention our tasty comforting lunches.

And the sunflowers? 

Similarly, the sunflowers are not yet in bloom. It is slightly too early to tell when they will be ready, but we are anticipating to have them in mid-July/August.

Events

We currently have a full workshop schedule, from knitting, to printing, to yoga for kids. Make sure to check on the following link for more information!

We are very much looking forward to our sold-out Barn Dance hoedown this Saturday and to having the first of our Sundown Cinema events on the field (tickets still available, follow link for more info.)

Thanks for reading!

Make sure to share with anyone who was hoping to this weekend!

Lavender Digest (31/05/18)

Hello Hitchin Lavender fans!

This is another instalment of our Lavender Digest, where we update you on all things lavender. Our opening weekend was a roaring success, with our new product lines, new cakes and new styles of tea all going down a treat.

Although we still don’t have much lavender to speak of yet, we still have an awful lot of new bits and bobs to spoil yourself with.

Here is a rundown of the lavender for this coming week!

Next week (2/6/18-7/6/18) 

How will the lavender be looking? 

As with last week, we are still to early in our season for the lavender. In light of this, we are not charging entrance at the moment (and therefore not allowing picking in the fields.)

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We do have one or two wildflowers dotted around the farm and the views over Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire are still there. So, if you did want to come for a cream tea and to have a little wander in nature, then you would be absolutely welcome!

And the sunflowers? 

Similarly, the sunflowers are not yet in bloom. It is slightly too early to tell when they will be ready, but we are anticipating to have them in mid-July/August.

What’s new?

Our brand new play area has been a hit with the kids and with lots of picnic benches surrounding the fort, the children can run around whilst the parents enjoy a brew (or something stronger!) It’s a win-win!

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We also have stacks of new plants ready to purchase in our new plant area. They are all looking lush at the moment and might be the perfect addition to your garden!

Events

We currently have a full workshop schedule, from knitting, to printing, to yoga for kids. Make sure to check on the following links for more information!

Thanks for reading!

Make sure to share with anyone who was hoping to this weekend!

 

Lavender Digest

Hello Hitchin Lavender fans!

Welcome back to our Lavender Digest posts – we hope you all had great winters. This is a weekly newsletter to update you on all things Hitchin Lavender, particularly how the fields of lavender and sunflowers will be looking.

We are ready and raring to go for our opening day tomorrow (26th May); we are all really looking forward to having you visit us throughout the summer.

Before you come, please have a read of this to inform your visit.

Next week (26/5/18-1/6/18) 

How will the lavender be looking? 

Although we will be opening tomorrow – from 10 until 5 in the evening – the lavender will not be in bloom. Our flowering starts in mid-June, when the early lavenders –  which accounts for about a third of the field – will start to flower. The main body of the field will be coming into bloom in mid-July.

As there is no lavender in the field, picking will not commence until the flowers have come up.

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Taken 22/5/18

And the sunflowers? 

Similarly, the sunflowers are not yet in bloom. It is slightly too early to tell when they will be ready, but we are anticipating to have them in mid-July/August.

What’s new?

A lot has changed on the farm and we have been working hard all winter to make everyone’s visits as enjoyable as we possibly can.

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New this season! 

Brand new to this season – construction was finished on this this week, in fact – is our new child’s play area! So although we will not have lavender to come enjoy just yet, we will have our café up and running and the opportunity for the little ones to come have a go on our new play equipment!

Thanks for reading!

Make sure to share with anyone who was hoping to come this bank holiday weekend!

 

 

Lavender Digest (31/8/17)

Hello Hitchin Lavender fans!

This is the last week of our Lavender Digests as this is the last week of Hitchin Lavender being open. Our last day is 3rd September. 

Thank you all so much for coming to our farm and enjoying the lavender with us. Thanks as well to all of you who have been keeping me company on this blog. We will be carrying on during our off-season, keeping you abreast of upcoming events and a few about what we get up to over the winter.

This post is for all of you who may be thinking about coming before we close. If you know anyone who is thinking of coming, make sure you link this to them, so that they can be aware of how everything is looking..

 

Events 

Swing Night 

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We were wondering how best to sell them to you. We know that they’re great, they always sell out when they are here, but for those of you who have never come across them, have little look at them on YouTube:

Nearly half the tickets have already sold already, so book soon using the following link:

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EMJKDI

Workshops

31st August – Toddler Tales (10.00-11.30 am)

https://billetto.co.uk/e/toddler-tales-move-tickets-207301

2nd September – Morning Meditation with John Harrigan (9.00-10.00 am)

https://billetto.co.uk/users/foolishpeople

Our Last Week (31/8/17 – 3/9/17) 

How will the lavender be looking? 

We are now out of season for our flowers right now. The field looks quite grey and we have begun our harvesting process.

As I mentioned last week, if you are thinking of coming and are expecting to have beautiful purple fields, then you may be disappointed, especially if you are coming from any distance at all. Please consider coming next season to avoid disappointment. 

If you do know anyone who is thinking of coming this week, with the hopes of catching a purple field, please refer them to this blog. 

And the sunflowers? 

Again, the sunflowers have been and gone.

For next season, for both the lavender and the sunflowers, please make sure to stay updated with Hitchin Lavender Blog.

Thanks so much for reading, we will be posting again in the next few weeks with more updates on the field.

 

Will

 

Lavender Digest (24/8/17)

Hello Hitchin Lavender fans!

Welcome to the second to last week of our opening season.

Without any ado, let’s get on with the digest!

Next week (24/8/17-30/8/17) 

How will the lavender be looking? 

We are out of season in terms of the flowering period for the lavender. The main field looks at its purple best from mid July to mid August, so it really has gone past its best right now and for the next week.

With that in mind, we have been suggesting that anyone thinking of coming for the bank holiday weekend – particularly if you are coming from any great distance at all – then we suggest considering coming for next season.

If you are local and wanting to pick a bunch of lavender to be dried, then there is still a lot there for the taking.

And the sunflowers? 

They have been and gone, I’m afraid. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled on here next season to catch the lavender at its brilliant best!

Swing Night 

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Tickets are still available for our end of season bonanza! This West End Rat Pack tribute act are not to be missed. Playing all the old favourites, make sure to book soon, as the tickets always sell out!

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/393454

Workshops 

24th August – Toddler Tales (10.00-11.30 am)

https://billetto.co.uk/e/toddler-tales-move-tickets-207301

26th August – Morning Meditation with John Harrigan (9.00-10.00 am)

https://billetto.co.uk/users/foolishpeople

30th August – Ickledrama for Toddlers (10.30-11.30 am)

https://www.ickledrama.co.uk/

That’s all for this week.

Make sure to come back next week for our final lavender digest of the year!

Thanks for reading.

Will