Orange is the New Purple

Why Hitchin Lavender is getting a make-over!

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We’re not quite sure what’s been going on with the weather over the last few weeks – it’s as if summer had stuck its head in the sand and appeared reluctant to relinquish its atmospheric duties to autumn. Regardless of whether we’ve felt tricked by the last minute mild, sunny days when we’ve been expecting the temperature to drop by now, we’ve certainly felt treated by the slight reprieve before the colder, darker days become the norm.

Whether the weather is ready to face up to autumn or not, we’re embracing the shift in seasons by undertaking a colour make-over! Ordinarily, the farm is associated with the colour purple but since the arrival of a sea of pumpkins, our hue has definitely morphed into a more autumnal shade of orange.


We’d love for you to come and experience our new look. We’re still open from Wednesdays to Sundays and you’ll be able to see a range of pumpkins for sale and on display. We’ve been getting a bit creative and have started painting a few of our pumpkins which gave us the idea that maybe you’d like to join in too? Throughout October, we’re going to be running a pumpkin painting challenge to see who can come up with the best decorated pumpkin for the chance to win a fantastic Halloween Hamper. We can provide lots of crafty bits and bobs to help you construct your masterpiece but we would ask if you’d be kind enough to provide adult supervision for any younger aged pumpkin Picassos! We really don’t mind how you choose to adorn your pumpkin to create a gorgeous gourd – all entries are welcome.*


Also new for autumn is a straw bale mini maze, a “seaside style” scarecrow photo stand with face cut-outs and the launch of a delicious seasonal menu in our café.


For more information about visiting us please see or please give us a ring on 01462 434343.

Terms and Conditions:

Closing date for entries:  Friday 1st November

To enter: Please email a photo of your decorated pumpkin along with your name and address to 

The winner will be announced on the Hitchin Lavender Facebook page by Friday 8th November

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