This pumpkin patch was owned and cared for by Rubeus Hagrid, gamekeeper at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and was located behind Hagrid's cabin on the Hogwarts Grounds.


During the School Year

The pumpkin patch was where Hagrid grows enormous pumpkins for the school's Hallowe'en feast every year on 31 October. These pumpkins are usually carved into Jack-o-Lanterns and enchanted to hang from the ceiling in the Great Hall or in the corridors.


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The pumpkin patch in 1994

Hagrid used his pumpkin patch to tether the hippogriff Buckbeak in 1993 while awaiting its sentence of death[1]. With help from the Time-Turner, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger were able to successfully lure Buckbeak out of the pumpkin patch with dead ferrets and have him escape before his execution, and let Sirius take him to be free. Upon finding the hippogriff gone, the executioner (Walden Macnair) hurled his axe at a pumpkin in frustration.


In 1996, the pumpkin patch was were Aragog's funeral took place[2]. With the aid of Harry and Horace Slughorn, Hagrid dug a grave for the acromantula and laid the enormous spider to rest with Slughorn saying a few words celebrating his memory.


Notes and references

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Exterior Walkway · Training Grounds · Secret room near the Training Grounds · Hagrid's Hut · Hagrid's pumpkin patch · Hagrid's garden · Secret Garden · Forbidden Forest · Hogwarts greenhouses · Sundial Garden · Gatehouse · Quidditch Pitch · Incendio Challenge · Quidditch Gate · Quidditch viaduct · Broomshed · Entrance Gates · Entrance footpath · Pixie water well · Clock Tower Courtyard · Wooden Bridge · Road to Hogwarts · Ravenclaw Duelling Arena · Quidditch Training Pitch · Gargoyle Gate · White Tomb · Great Lake · Ravine · Road to Hogsmeade · Lawn by Forbidden Forest · Path to Owlery · Path to the Whomping Willow · Locker rooms