Where to find Lavender Fields in the UK

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Every year I see Instagram explode with beautiful shots of families set amongst huge swathes of purple lavender – and I’m definitely guilty of jumping on the lavender fields bandwagon. I’m not a great photographer, but there’s something about the hazy purple background of a lavender field that elevates any photo.

There are so many lavender fields in the UK that I’m always surprised when people say that they’d love to go but there isn’t one near them. I’ve put together a little list of all the lavender fields I’m aware of – is there a lavender field near you?

 

South England

 

Mayfield Lavender

Located close to the M25 and just a short drive from London, Mayfield Lavender is a stunning setting and, at £1 per adult entry, it’s a cheap day out. Open June – September, 9am-6pm.

1 Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3JA

Website: https://www.mayfieldlavender.com/

 

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender has 25 miles of lavender, as well as sunflower fields and wildflowers. Open from late May to early September, 10am-5pm, with occasional late openings to 9pm if you want to catch the golden hour. Adult entry £5 (including picking)

Website: http://www.hitchinlavender.com/

 

The Hop Shop

Castle Farm, Redmans Lane, Shoreham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 7UB

Access to the lavender fields is possible only via a tour and with a guide. See their website for tour dates and prices.

Website: http://hopshop.co.uk/

 

Lordington Lavender

Open for one week each year in July, booking advised. £6 per person for a day ticket.

Lordington Farm, Chichester, PO18 9DX

Website: http://www.lordingtonlavender.co.uk/

 

The Lavender Fields

Open days in July, usually for two weekends. Tours, tractor and trailer rides, and various workshops (lavender wand making, willowcraft). £4 entry, under 12s free.

Hartley Park Farm, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3HP

Website: http://www.thelavenderfields.co.uk/

 

 

South West England

 

Cotswold Lavender

Open daily from early June to early August, 10am-5pm. £3.50 for adults, £2.50 for children (under 5’s free)

Hill Barn Farm, Snowshill, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7JY

Website: https://www.cotswoldlavender.co.uk/

Somerset Lavender

Five acres of lavender with over 20 varieties. Open May-September, Weds-Sun (closed Monday and Tuesday) 10am-5pm.

Somerset Lavender, Horsepond Farm, Faulkland, Somerset. BA3 5WA

Website: http://www.somersetlavender.com/

 

Rows of purple lavender with blue skies

 

East of England

 

Norfolk Lavender

100 acres of lavender and rosemary

Norfolk Lavender, Caley Mill, Lynn Rd, Heacham PE31 7JE

Website: https://norfolk-lavender.co.uk/

 

Suffolk Lavender

Open June – September, weekends only, 10am – 4pm

Suffolk Lavender Farm, Four Acres, Holly Lane, Bucklesham, Ipswich, IP10 0BW

Website: https://www.suffolklavenderfarm.co.uk/

 

Max running through lavender

 

The Midlands

Shropshire Lavender

Open from late June to early August, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm. Entrance free.

Shropshire Lavender, Wellbank Farm, Pickstock, TF10 8AH

Website: http://www.shropshirelavender.co.uk/

 

North of England

 

Yorkshire Lavender

60 acres of farmland, including a lavender maze and lavender spiral.

Yorkshire Lavender, The Yorkshire Lavender Farm, Terrington, York, YO60 6PB

Website: http://yorkshirelavender.com/

 

Wolds Way Lavender

12 acres, with nature walks, wildflower meadows, and giant beehive, as well as rows of lavender. Open June – September, opening times vary, 10am-4/5pm.

Wolds Way Lavender, Sandy Lane, Wintringham, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8HW

Website: http://woldswaylavender.co.uk/

 

Hopefully I’ve inspired you to consider visiting a lavender field and capture some beautiful photos! If you fancy more reading, you can read about our 2016 and 2017 lavender fields trips.

 

Main photo by by Léonard Cotte on Unsplash

  • Helen Jacob-Lloyd

    This is such a helpful post, as I’ve been wandering where these infamous lavender fields are. Unfortunately we seem to live nowhere near any, but I’ve been enjoying everyone else’s pictures instead 🙂

  • Oldhouseintheshires

    I love this post! I have retweeted it. Thank you for a great post. xx

  • We have never been to the lavender fields, but it looks like a great thing to do, Somerset Lavender is our nearest to we will be looking into visiting. #SharingtheBlogLove