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Long gone are the days of popping down to your local supermarket for a naff £1 pumpkin because we’ve inherited yet another trend from America: the pumpkin patch. And, although you might think living in the capital doesn’t bode well when you’re on the search for a cute pumpkin patch to snap up a quick ‘gram, we’ve managed to pick out a few in and around the city. Happy picking!

Hewitts Farm

This little family run farm is a firm favourite of ours and it’s easy to see why. Nuzzled in 78 acres of farmland, just outside of Orpington Kent, Hewitts Farm is brimming with spooky pumpkins and Autumnal squashes. Although it’s a little trek outside of the city, you won’t be able to resist posing for a cute Insta with your newly picked pumpkin like the adorable pooch above. 

Where: Courts Road, Bromley, Chelsfield, Orpington, BR6 7QL

Stanhill Farm

We were pretty pumped when we found out Stanhill Farm is only 17 miles from the centre of London. Any excuse for donning your finest Autumnal outfit and snapping up a few photos to showoff to your followers… Grab yourself a wheelbarrow and let’s get pick, pick, picking!

Where: Birchwood Road, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7HD

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Pumpkin Picking Patch

Those wanting a countryside feel a little closer to home can pop on the District line over to Wimbledon Park and you’ll find buckets (well, wheelbarrows) of fun. From straw bale sculptures to the pump-fect pumpkin house, you might even catch a glimpse of the witch family roaming about the Pumpkin Picking Patch…

Where: Wimbledon Park, Wimbledon Park Road, SW19 7HX

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Does anyone else feel like October is going by so quickly?!

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Garsons Farm

Blink and you’ll miss pumpkin season all together which is why it’s so important to bag yourself a mega pumpkin at Garsons to guarantee yourself a spooktacular Halloween. Home to the UK’s largest pick your own, it’s hardly surprising throughout the summer months, you’ll find everything from strawberries to courgettes, peas to sunflowers, while in the Autumn, it’s all about nabbing yourself up the perfect pumpkin. Big or small, white, green or orange, Garsons has your pumpkin needs covered.

Where: Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS

The Pop Up Farm

Make a day of it and bring your ghoulish friends up to St Albans where you’ll find The Pop Up Farm bursting with perky pumpkins looking for a home. Whether you’re wanting a pumpkin for carving or roasting, grab yourself a wheelbarrow and choose from the varying varieties on offer.

Where: M1 Junction 9, Flamstead, St Albans, AL3 8HT

Meopham P.Y.O

And the cutest pumpkin award goes to… Meopham P.Y.O! Come rain or shine, pick up a pumpkin from the hundreds on offer at Meopham P.Y.O. If pumpkin patches aren’t taking your fancy, apple picking might have more *appeel* for you… If you head down now, you too might be able to snag up a super cute ‘gram with a teeny tiny pumpkin.

Where: Ifield Road, Meopham, DA13 0QH

Looking for somewhere spooky to celebrate? Check out our Halloween suggestions here…