Our Old Barn tea room & restaurant and play area are open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Yes you can. You’ll be able to collect a paper bag from our white kiosk box in the field which you can fill with lavender to take home. We’d kindly request that you bring along your own scissors. There’s a small additional charge of £3 per bag to pick lavender.
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 effected 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.
It’s hard to say exactly because it depends on how the weather behaves over the season but they’re usually in flower from the middle of August. We post regular updates on Instagram and Facebook so if you follow us there, you’ll be able to judge the best time to visit.
Yes – We have a tea room housed inside our beautiful 17th century which offers a wide choice of hot and cold drinks, savoury snacks, light lunches, cakes and delicious ice creams.
Yes absolutely- 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 if you’re unsure about which category your photos fall into, please do get in touch with us before you come.
If you’d 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, then there’s no requirement to pay the extra fee. You will simply need to pay our normal entrance prices.
We’re sorry but we’re unable to allow any drone photography.
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 the ground is bumpy and uneven in places. The ground can be challenging in wet weather or if it has recently rained.
It’s 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 don’t have any wheelchairs available for public use.
Yes – it’s free to park in one of our fields here.
We’re sorry to say that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we’re unable to take bookings for coach parties this year.
We anticipate that it will be possible to make a group booking for 2022 and as we have limited availability during any season for large parties, you may be interested to see our GROUP BOOKINGS page for further information.
Yes! You are absolutely welcome to bring your own food to our lavender field and use our picnic tables there but please remember to take any litter home with you.
We have toilet facilities in our tea room and in a temporary block in the lavender field during our peak season. Both include a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities.
We’re sorry to say that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we’re unable to accept group bookings or coach parties this year.
We anticipate that it will be possible to make a group booking for 2022 and as we have limited availability during any season for large parties, you may be interested to see our GROUP BOOKINGS page to help plan ahead.
We’re sorry but due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we’re unable to make any reservations for weddings or private hire at the moment.
The nearest train station to us is Hitchin which can be reached from London King’s Cross or St Pancras. It’s then just a short taxi ride from the station to here. There’s a taxi rank at Hitchin station so we recommend picking up a lift from there to complete your journey.