Saturday, 30 July 2011

Ice Cream Sunday (and Saturday)

Fancy spending the weekend wandering around lavender in Hertfordshire, just 30 minutes from London? That's what these visitors are doing, these pictures taken just a few minutes ago. Come along and join them walking through miles of lavender rows and of course picking your own bunch of lavender to take home. Free parking and a small tea and gift shop too... And as I type the sun's just come out!

Monday, 25 July 2011

School's Out!

Looking for something to do or somewhere to go now that school's broken up? Child entry is only a £1 at Hitchin Lavender and the rows of lavender are a great place for a family to spend a few hours. Children love running up the rows, finding butterflies and insects whilst parents love the space and freedom that the field offers.

These shots were taken yesterday (more on our flickr pages) proving that pictures speak a 1000 words!

Come and start off your summer holiday at Hitchin Lavender!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Still in Full Bloom at Hitchin Lavender

What better way to spend a day out? Glorious sunshine this morning and a lavender field out in full flower.

The fields are in full bloom and don't get much better than this, so if you're looking for a family day out in or around Hitchin (or within 45 minutes of London) then come along and say hi. Entrance is just £4 for an adult and you can pick a bag of lavender to take home.

The fields are great for photography, butterfly watching or just walking around listening to the bees and skylarks.

Oh and don't forget the tea room and gift shop so you satisfy your sweet tooth as well as your eyes!

Unfortunately the sunflowers have fallen victim to the spring drought and won't be making an appearance this year :-(

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Full Bloom at Hitchin Lavender

To all Lavender lovers

Hitchin Lavender is now just coming in to full bloom!!! If you haven't been before it is well worth the visit!Or if you came earlier in the season and asked one of us when would we be completely in flower.....NOW IS THE TIME!!!! The duration of the bloom will probably be about 4 weeks - so come and see for yourselves!!!

As well as seeing and walking the field (and picking your own)we also have 20+ varieties of fantastic lavender plants available for purchase on the farm - hurry while stocks last!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Film on The Farm at Hitchin Lavender

We're now just nine days away from the opening of the Barnardo's Film on The Farm. Tickets for 'Mamma Mia' and the People's Choice film 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' are trotting out of the door, whilst our four legged lawnmowers are doing their best to cut the grass down in time!

You can get your ticket by popping into the shop - Our opening times are 10am-5pm or on the Barnardo's website at which is open all the time!

The field looks fantastic now and all the early varieties are in full bloom, they won't be in flower forever so come and visit us whenever you fancy - We're open seven days a week and entry into the fields is between 10am-5pm everyday

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

From the Art...

The large number of photos of Hitchin Lavender on Flickr is testament to the number of photographers we have visit, however this week has been all about a slightly slower medium. We attended the launch of Kat Flynn's exhibition in London last night and loved two of her paintings in particular "Alec's Field" and "Purple Storm" - both pieces of the Hitchin Lavender fields. Details of her exhibition can be found here and prints can be bought online at

Sunday brought a number of amateur painters to the farm and then on Monday we received an email from Simon Fielder who's painted three fantastic paintings of our fields. Simon's original pieces of art are all for sale (£35-£60) so if you're interested please get in touch via email.