The Totton farm behind a spectacular Halloween pumpkin display is now a world record holder.

The tribute to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare before Christmas at Sunnyfields Farm has been named the largest Cucurbita mosaic by Guinness World Records.

The impressive display is set atop a grassy pyramid made up of over 10,000 pumpkins and squash, measuring at 193.35 m² (2,081 ft² 543 in²).

Farm owners Ian, Louise, and Tom Nelson plus a team of 10 staff constructed the eerily accurate image of Jake Skellington’s moonlit stance in five hours.

Daily Echo:

On receiving the title, Tom said: “We feel officially amazing.

“Although we didn’t build the mosaic for the recognition, it was fantastic to receive the accolade and it has meant a lot to the team who has spent many hours building the seasonal displays.”

The mosaic is comprised of orange and white pumpkin, Gem Rolet squash - a favourite in South Africa - and the Crown Prince squash that has a vivid orange flesh.

The vegetables are all members of the Cucurbita family, hence the unusual record title.

Adam Milward, managing editor of Guinness World Records, said: “This is always a busy time of year for fruit and veg records at Guinness World Records.

“Indeed, just last week we had the privilege of recognising a new heaviest pumpkin.

“It can sometimes be easy to get wrapped up entirely in the biggest produce, but what Sunnyfields Farm has proven in their Halloween-themed gourd display is that when horticultural prowess is combined with a little creative flair, it's possible to reap some truly spook-tacular results.”

READ NEXT: Five autumn walks near Southampton with a pub stop along the way

The Nelson family transform their farm every year, welcoming visitors to pick a pumpkin from their spooky maze and soak up the frightful atmosphere.

In previous years they have created mosaics including a pumpkin face with a mask during Covid, a Cinderella carriage, and a Paddington Bear in honour of Queen Elizabeth II after her passing in 2022.

The event has become synonymous with this time of year when families travel from far and wide to see the farm covered in tens of thousands of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.