TWO popular pumpkin patches are welcoming people to pick their own this Spooky Season.

The Hawarden Estate Farm Shop hand planted 3,000 in the summer so they could be ready for October.

The pumpkin patch off Chester Road was opened on October 1.

The shop's Facebook page says: "We hand plant 3,000 pumpkin plants each year, in early June, and after lots of love and care, our picking season began this year on Friday 1st October and will last for as long as there are pumpkins to pick!

"We’re open for picking 7 days a week, during day light hours.

"We have some really beautiful pumpkins out there now, including some great white ones and lots and lots of traditional orange ones."

The shop says people might notice a difference this year, but the extra wildflowers and weeds are there for good reason.

They said: "Pickers may notice our pumpkin patch has lots of wildflowers and some weeds this year. This is because we've taken a low-intervention approach to growing this crop which, over time, will improve the health of our soil.

"Our pumpkins are bigger, brighter and healthier than ever. It's also better for the birds, beetles and bees!

"We're taking big steps towards becoming an organic, regenerative farm. It won't happen overnight, but these small and mighty steps mean we'll soon have an even closer connection to the land we live and work on.

"It's all part of our wider approach to becoming a more sustainable place."

Bellis Brothers on Wrexham Road Holt, have a Spooky Maize Maze in addition to pick your own pumpkin.

Bookings are being taken for this weekend.

The farm shop and garden centre's Facebook page says: "We still have TICKETS AVAILABLE for this weekend (9th and 10th Oct)

"Pumpkins should last for weeks if left uncarved and in a cool, dry place. Our fields also look their best at the start of the season with more pumpkins to choose from!"