Ticket & General Info
TICKETS & OPENING HOURS
Our Old Barn tea room and play area are currently open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am – 5.30pm.
MAIN LAVENDER FIELD (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
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 to help support our additional safety measures currently in place due to COVID-19. 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 (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
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.
SUNFLOWER FIELD (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
We grow several acres of sunflowers from seed every year and they flower between mid-August and late September depending on the weather. This area can be found at the far right hand side of the main lavender field.
WILD FLOWER MEADOW (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
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 late spring/early summer.
THE FIELD KITCHEN (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
Located in our main lavender field, our Field Kitchen sells a selection of hot and cold drinks, cake, savoury snacks and light lunches.
THE WAGON (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
Situated next to our field shop, you’ll find a selection of drinks and delicious ice creams in our Wagon.
Our shop is currently located inside our Old Barn. 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.
PICNIC BY THE TEEPEE, SHELTER & BENCHES
You’re welcome to bring a picnic to our main lavender field and make use of the benches, shelter structure and teepee that we have there. We kindly request that any litter is taken home with you.
TEA ROOM – OPEN
Housed inside our 17th century barn, our tea room sells a range of hot and cold drinks, light lunches, sandwiches, cakes and sweet treats. No picnics are allowed in this area.
PLAY AREA – OPEN
Suitable for children up to the age of 10, we have a wooden fortress located outside our tea room. Children must be supervised by accompanying adults at all times. We also have a purple model tractor which is usually parked in our main field.
MUSEUM – (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
Our museum is located next to our barn and contains a replica of the Hitchin based pharmacy “Perks and Llewellyn” which was known nationwide for its excellent quality lavender products.
CUT FLOWER AREA – (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
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.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
We have a seasonal variety of activities and events which take place around the farm including outdoor cinema, fitness, craft sessions, toddler groups and music events. Please keep an eye on our Hitchin Lavender Events Facebook page to see what’s happening.
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.