Europe’s Biggest Pumpkin Has Appeared In Covent Garden

In honour of Halloween next week, Covent Garden piazza has a pretty important new guest: Europe’s biggest pumpkin.

Sitting pretty at over 3ft tall, this giant pumpkin takes pride of place in Covent Garden piazza. And it quite literally weighs a tonne. (? by @wilson_thecavapoo. He’s a dream.)

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The humungous pumpkin had a lovely upbringing on a farm in Lymington, Hampshire, and took 110 days to grow to its current size. It has now been transported to London where it’s surrounded by 150 smaller pumpkins, and is ready to be papped from every angle – because, let’s be real here, it’s the most Instagrammable pumpkin patch you’ll ever see.

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They even have chairs in place, ready for plenty o’ posing!

The prodigious pumpkin will be there from now until October 31, so I suggest you make a visit. If you do, you’ll even get to take home your very own mini pumpkin to carve.

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Once it’s finished its role as Pretty Autumnal Backdrop, the seeds from the ginormous gourd will be replanted, 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 October 31.
Price: free, of course.
More information: on the Covent Garden website.

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

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