Ticket & General Info
TICKETS & OPENING HOURS
We will be open from Saturday 17th June. Tickets to the field may be purchased on site!
The Barn/gift shop, Museum and Play area are always free to visit.
THE OLD BARN
Our 17th century barn serves hot food, homemade cakes and has a play fort adjacent for children to enjoy. A large variety of lavender plants are for sale here and our main gift shop is located inside the Barn.
Lavender has been grown in and around Hitchin for hundreds of years and museum is homage to this. Perks and Llewellyn was an apothecary located in Hitchin town centre until the 1960’s, Hitchin Historical Society have kindly loaned us much of the shops furniture and its artefacts which help give visitors an insight into the use of lavender throughout Victorian times.
MAIN LAVENDER FIELD
We have over 30 acres of lavender containing a wide range of varieties for you to explore. You’ll be able to wander wherever you like within the field and pick some lavender to take home with you. We’ll provide a paper bag for collecting lavender which can be picked up at the entrance to the field. We kindly request that you bring your own scissors. We advise that the lavender should only be cut from the sides of the bushes, not from the top. Our main flowering season is between mid-June and late August. Amateur photography is welcomed!
LAVENDER DISPLAY FIELD
Adjacent to our main field of lavender, is our display field which you are also welcome to walk around. This area contains over 60 varieties of lavender plants which have staggered flowering times between May and late August. Please be aware that we don’t allow any lavender picking here.
The Sunflowers have now started to flower. This area can be found at the far right hand side of the main lavender field. You can pick your own Sunflowers for a fee.
WILD FLOWER MEADOW
We have many varieties of British wild flowers in our meadow including Common Knapweed, Lady’s Bedstraw, Poppy, Tufted Vetch, Cornflower and Field Forget-Me-Not. The meadow can be found towards the right hand side of our main field and will usually be in flower from early summer.
THE FIELD KITCHEN
Located in our main lavender field, our Street Food sells a selection of hot and cold drinks, cake, savoury snacks and light lunches.
Situated next to our field shop, you’ll find a selection of drinks and delicious ice creams in our Wagon.
We have two shops onsite shop. One is in the Old Barn and the other is located in the main field. We sell a wide range of our own brand products containing lavender grown here on the farm as well as other locally sourced products and gifts.
Toilet facilities are available in our tea room and in a temporary block in the main field during our peak season. A disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are available in both the tea room and temporary area.
CUT FLOWER AREA
Flowering between May and October, you’ll be able to see a selection of fresh flowers including Dahlias, Cornflowers, Strawflowers, Nigellas, Cosmos, Zinnias and Astrantia growing in our fresh flower area close to barn.
Dogs are welcome on-site so long as they are kept on a lead and any doggy deposits are cleared away by their owners.
The lavender attracts a diverse mix of wildlife, in particular bees. You’ll be able to see many bees amongst the lavender rows. Much of the other wildlife may be harder to spot but the farm is home to hares, butterflies, insects, partridges, skylarks and more.
Experience a different view of Hitchin Lavender and the surrounding countryside by walking along the public footpaths which intersect our farm alongside our main field and outbuildings.
Professional photography is allowed anytime during our general opening hours but is subject to an additional fee. Please see our FAQ for further information.
It is free to park here. If you’re interested in arranging a coach party visit, these need to be booked in advance by prior arrangement. Please see our Group Bookings Info.