You can’t help but notice the colour palette if the UK along side the changing months, the yellow of Rapeseed, pastel delphiniums, Red fields of poppies and right now, July & August, is the time to find out a lavender field. Not just for the blue, violet, pale pink and white tones, but the classical relaxing scent of lavender itself.
With the help of some fabulous bloggers, I have put together a mini guide of the best lavender fields in the UK. So please let me know if you have one you love and we haven’t added!
Morbrook lavender, Underton – Shropshire
I have added this because its right on my doorstep and I have been able to see it flourish over the past few years, we visited recently and the lavenders were nicely peaked and full. This will be a “one to watch” as it’s still a junior field expanding each season, at the moment it’s not to busy as it isn’t that popular yet but still so beautiful. It’s also based in a permaculture site called Pams Pools which is aided by the Shropshire wildlife trust. The site allows the owner to be pretty much self sustainable in all things from electricity, water and vegetables. There is even a beef supply and honey!
Mayfield lavender, Surrey – SM7 3JA
Fifteen miles from the centre of London is a sea of purple that is oh so popular. Mayfield is a 25 acre lavender farm with a cafe too, so you can enjoy a beautiful afternoon tea and the relaxing perfume of the purple fields. It opens at 9am, getting very busy at weekends. Try the lavender cider while you are there!
We love Mayfield Lavender in Surrey. It has a gentle slope so you can take lovely photos with the horizon, as well as tractor rides and lots of lavender related produce, We’ve returned every year since 2016!Katy from Hot Pink Wellingtons
Here is Katy’s review from her visit along with some beautiful photos
Lordington lavender, West Sussex – PO18 9DX
At its peak, Lordington lavender has a short span of open days where you can able around the rows of lavender or even have a tractor ride. The tea and cake that is available to buy raises money for charity, a wonderful idea for a busy lavender farm. There are lots of lavender themed products to buy including some wonderful prints.
Beautiful lavender field buzzing with bees and very child-friendly.Leta, Attachment Mummy
Leta’s review is also here for you to read about her visit!
Yorkshire lavender, Terrington – YO60 6PB
Nestled in a 60 acre site and having been open 22 years, this lavender field is well established and loved by many. The panoramic views are not to be missed with glorious sites all around. There is even a sculpture park to visit as well as lots of lavender beauty products to purchase.
We love Yorkshire Lavender, the views are incredible and they do the most delicious lavender scones!Katie Mai-Lyn, Ever After with Kids
Here is Katie’s wonderful review, check out that cheesecake!
Cotswold lavender, Snowshill – WR12 7JY
This is on my bucket list to visit as it’s only a few hours away from me. Opened in 1999, this farm is one that I have heard of the most. A vast array of types of lavender and also a poppy and wild flower meadow, a photographers dream! This too has seasonal opening times so be sure to check before you go. There is also a cafe for refreshments.
You can try lavender flavour ice cream and shortbread in the cafe though. Something a bit different.Emma, Bubba Blue and Me
Another wonderful review, head over to Emma’s here
Hitchin lavender, Hertfordshire – SG5 3UA
Another one for my bucket list, 25 milestone of glorious lavender and even the added bonus of sunflowers too. What a dream! You can pick your own fresh flowers and learn all about the uses of lavender. This truly is a special place and ever photograph I see makes me want to make the trip that little bit more!
For lots more beautiful images and a review if her day, here is Irina’s review
Castle farm, Shoreham – TN14 7UB
This is the largest lavender farm in the UK with people travelling for miles to see it. Over 100 acres of the purple crop are to be found here – can you IMAGINE the sight and scent of this? There is also the distilling of the oils to be seen as well as the harvest. There is no entry fee an visitors are welcome any day of the week.
Thanks to all the lovely bloggers that helped with this post via quotes and photographs, please if you have any more to add let me know!