Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Thanks for the season!!!!!

Hitchin Lavender is now closed for 2010! (but not to worry you can still buy our products online)
We would like to send you all our warmest of thanks for all of your support and for help making the season such a success! Thank you!!!!!!We'll be putting in all our efforts to make next year an even better one.

We also want to mention the amazing amount of money that was donated by you all to help people whose lives are affected by Motor nuerone Disease. Hitchin Lavender is very proud to say its visitors raised more than £650. We are extremely grateful - please check out this website if you want to help this cause.

We also wanted to say a special thank you to James and Dave who worked so hard from start to finish and were great guys to hang around with - we wish you both the very best for the future. We know that Dave has expressed a desire to work on other farms (he comes very highly recommended by us, so if anyone has a farm and is looking for someone...) and that James has joined British Basketball League's Leicester Riders - (he's the tall one in the photo by the way..) - Good luck to the both of you and we'll be you watching James!,306

Cheers guys.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Hitchin Lavender closed this Bank Holiday Monday

Due to not opening on Mondays and that we are nearing the end of the Lavender season Hitchin Lavender will not be open this coming Bank Holiday. We are however still open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm up until Sunday the 12th of September.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Hitchin Lavender end of season sales!

It is now completely free to enter the fields of Lavenders and sunflowers at Hitchin lavender!!!

Although the majority of the crops have gone over there is still plenty more to pick and for absolutely nothing (limited to one bag each though - we cant be too generous!)

At present around 25% of the lavender has been harvested so still plenty to see!!!

Inside our gift shop there is also plenty more on offer as our season comes to an end. Hurry and get yourselves to Hitchin Lavender asap - we close on 12th september!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Hitchin Lavender on top of the world!!!!

What can we say..... apart from that we are all extremely humbled by the incredible gesture our cousin surprised us with the other day...

Whilst on top of Mount Everest.....that's right.....Ev-er-est!!!!!!!!!!! Cousin Ed produced a hand stitched banner of Hitchin Lavender!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please please please visit his website and read of his awe inspiring expedition.

You can still sponsor him too!

Here's a few words we'd like to blurt out to try and help express what we have been left feeling.....

Bowled over and blown far far far away.


Utterly utterly Speechless..

You're a star mate.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Saturday 7 August

We're getting lots of calls asking if the lavender has been harvested yet, the majority of our lavender is still in flower and looks great - still well worth the visit.

If you're coming this Saturday please be aware that due to a staff shortage we will not be serving baguettes or panini's, however we'll still have cakes and scones a plenty and we'll be open as usual. Normal service will be resumed on Sunday! As normal as we get anyway...

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Sunflowers ready to pick at Hitchin Lavender!!!

Lots of publicity recently for which all of us at Hitchin Lavender are extremely grateful for. You may have spotted the delightful Clare Nasri in our lavender fields last week presenting the weather reports for GMTV. Maria Noel is also looking just as lovely in The Daily Telegraph today surrounded by our blooming Sunflowers! So Many thanks to Clare and the GMTV team who came here and also loads of thanks to Jo Riley who got us in The Telegraph and to Geoff Robinson who took that stunning photo of my wife!

The lavender is still very much in full flower here in Hitchin so make a day of it and come and pick yourselves some Lavender and some Sunflowers!!!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Hitchin Lavender Sunflowers and Lavender in full bloom now!

These photos of Hitchin Lavender were taken this morning!

Due to the very dry and sunny summer our sunflowers are out already and are looking stunning next to the lavender rows which are still in full bloom.

Come along and visit when you can - we are predicting at least a couple of weeks that the two flowers will be out at the same so why not come and pick your own!!! Its £3 entrance for Adults and £2 for kids which also allows you to pick your own shopping size bag of lavender and a further £3 if you wish to pick your own sunflowers!!! A great family day out!!!

Friday, 9 July 2010

Full Bloom at Hitchin Lavender!

For those of you who want to view some glorious lavender fields and not want to have to travel to Provence to view them - then why not come to us! We are just a short trip out from London and we invite all our visitors to not only enter the field but also to go where they like and pick as well! We have many different types of English lavender as well as Intermedias and French as well.

This is what it looked liked earlier today - as you can see all the crop is now out and the sunflowers are now only a few weeks away as well.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

English Lavender in full bloom! A great family day out

Our English lavender varieties are now out in full and with the Intermedia only a week or so away from being fully in flower now is a great time to come and see us!! and don't forget we allow you to PICK YOUR OWN!!! so it's a great place to come with all of the family!!

Hitchin lavender also has 20 different varieties of lavender on offer as well as fresh herbs and sunflowers. Our 17th century barn is also a tea room where you can find light bites and refreshments as well where you will find our large selection of our products (such as body lotion, soaps and shower gel, lip balm etc) of which all the lavender has also 100% come from our own fields!!!

See you soon!!!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Hitchin Lavender & Ickleford Open Gardens

This weekend promises to give us some glorious weather, so come along and see us!!

Some of the lavender's are now out in bloom and the rest are only a few weeks away. On Sunday 27th it is also Ickleford Open Gardens so there are now two reasons to come and see us!

Entrance into the Lavender fields is £3 per adult and £2 per child with this you also get to PICK YOUR OWN

Or if you're coming to see Hitchin Lavender as part of Ickleford Open Gardens the price is £4 each and you can enter the fields as well as entering some of the villages best kept gardens! Please note that picking is not included with this price.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Hitchin Lavender Now Open!

The season is now open and although the fields are still mainly green the angustifolias are just days away from being in bloom (the field is free to enter at present). There is still plenty to see and with a wide variety of lavender plants available and our beautiful old barn to relax in why not come and pay us a visit.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Hitchin Lavender Open Tomorrow

Hello everyone

Hitchin Lavender is opening tomorrow for the 2010 season!!

We'll be open everyday (except Mondays) until Sunday the 15th September) from 10am until 5pm so please come along and not only experience the acres of Lavender but also relax in our old barn and see many different lavender varieties and products we have for sale.

If you've been here before then you'll see some changes for the new season and if you haven't then hopefully you'll love our little family run Lavender farm and barn shop.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Ed Did Everest!!!

Our cousin Ed just did something truly amazing.... he's just climbed the big one...... Many many congratulations mate, we're all exceptionally proud of you!!!

Go visit his website - - you just have to read his very gripping blog to find out what he's been through. All we can say is, inspiring stuff - and that goes nowhere near what we feel.

WELL DONE ED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

2 Weeks to go

On beautiful sunny days like this we really should be open! Although quite glad we're not as we still have the odd one or two things left to do... but by the Saturday 5th of June Hitchin Lavender shall be ready and open for the 2010 season.

This summer we have more lavenders to buy, more food available, more products to choose from and more time to come and see us. Open until Sunday the 15th September there is plenty of opportunity to come and witness the miles of rows of lavender we grow and this year for the first time we have also planted several acres of sunflowers alongside the lavender.

Hitchin Lavender is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm and don't forget we encourage people to go into the the lavender fields and pick plenty of lavender themselves - and all for the small price of £3 per adult or £2 per child!

Hope to see you v soon!!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Hertfordshire Pure Weddings

A belated Happy New Year to everyone and I hope you're all keeping warm. Despite the cold weather we've been busy preparing for the 2010 season and are in the process of making improvements to our facilities. We've also been hand planting new varieties of lavender, back breaking but hopefully you'll appreciate the results! We've also had good success with the cuttings we took last year and most of them have coped well with the frost - so far.

Alex and Wid's wedding that we hosted in June features in this months edition of Hertfordshire Pure Weddings. It takes you through their day step by step and is a great place to look if you fancy a wedding that's a little bit different. Not many venues can offer a field of lavender as your reception backdrop, just drop us a line at the usual place if you want to talk through how you can hire the lavender fields as your venue for your special day.