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A Giant Pumpkin Installation Inspired By Cinderella Has Appeared In Covent Garden

By Georgie Hoole

A Giant Pumpkin Installation Inspired By Cinderella Has Appeared In Covent Garden

In honour of Halloween this month, Covent Garden piazza has a pretty important new guest: a supermassive pumpkin.

Inspired by Cinderella’s fairytale carriage, this giant pumpkin takes pride of place in Covent Garden piazza. And it quite literally weighs a tonne. (Featured image: @coventgardenldn)

The humungous pumpkin had a lovely upbringing on a farm in Lymington, Hampshire. Ian and Stuart Paton, the farmers who have grown the pumpkin, have been growing pumpkins since they were 11 years old. They say that the secret to growing monster pumpkins is “very light open soil” and “plenty of water in the summer”.

See also: Dalston’s gorgeous pumpkin lantern festival.

 

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It has now been transported to London, where twenty people helped to crane it into Covent Garden market. The giant pumpkin will be displayed as a fairytale carriage and surrounded by beautiful plants and smaller pumpkins. And let’s be real here, it’s the most Instagrammable pumpkin patch you’ve ever seen!

 

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The prodigious pumpkin will be in situ from now until November 3, and once it’s finished its role as Pretty Autumnal Backdrop, the seeds from the ginormous gourd will be replanted in Hampshire, in the hopes of creating another future showstopper. No pressure lil’ pumpkin…

Location: Covent Garden Piazza, Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7AR. Nearest station: Covent Garden. See it on Google maps.
Opening hours: from now until November 3.
Price: free, of course.
More information: on the Covent Garden website.

🎃 For more Halloween inspiration, check out these spooky shindigs happening over the weekend. 👻


Also published on Medium.