Cotswolds, UK


It seems everybody whos anybody has been flocking to Lavender fields this summer! With many of us understandably wanting to spend more time in the great outdoors Lavender fields have become the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon, and get some cracking photos for the gram while we're at it!

Grace wearing a white dress standing in the centre of a lavender field

Last week I too bit the bullet and visited Cotswold Lavender - a beautiful field full of various species of the sought after purple plant. The fields are located just outside Broadway which is a very pretty chocolate box village and another perfect location for anyone hoping to fill their feed with cottage core content. 

Visiting Cotswold Lavender 

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

Entrance Fees: £4 for Adults, £2 for Children under 15 years, Free for Children under 5

Opening times : 10am - 5pm daily

Cotswold Lavender is currently open until 26th July 

More information on visiting the Cotswold Lavender fields can be found on their website.

in focus are several strands of lavender. In the background and out of focus a lavender field can be seen

On entering the Cotswold Lavender fields I was greeted with the most beautiful view of sprawling lilac fields as far as the eye can see (or at least as far as I could see, the eyes aren't quite what they used to be!) and a smaller patch of a wonderful yellow crop. Walking through the field I spied several types of lavender at various growth cycles. Each variation of the Lavender was beautifully kept in its own row, with several rows being quite spaced out to make the fields accessible for all, I assume. 

Whilst it's very easy to social distance in the Lavender Fields they do get incredibly busy and even just minutes after opening the fields were filled with people (and their dogs) hoping to get the perfect shot. It is possible to take photographs without other guests in the background however, you likely won't achieve the same people free photos you see on Instagram without some editing - so I'd just recommend enjoying being there and worry about priming your photos when you return. 

Grace is sitting down between rows of lavender. Out of focus lavender can be seen in front of her and behind her farm houses can be seen

I'll admit I started my day a little upset that it was so tricky to take a snap without a stranger wandering around in the background, but I didn't let it ruin my day. Soon enough I found myself enjoying prancing about in a field of beautiful crops (maybe Theresa May was onto something?) and breathing in the fresh country air which came with a hint of sweet Lavender goodness. For an hour or so I found myself remembering what my life was life before the pandemic and I was just happy to be out of the house and exploring again. 

If nothing else I left the fields with a clear mind, a lifted mood, and just a pinch of sunburn, the photos I came home with were just a bonus (although can we all agree they are banging after I spent hours editing rouge children out of them!).

a black and orange butterfly can be seen resting on a strand of lavender

Other UK Lavender fields you can visit right now...

Due to Covid19 not all Lavender farms are open to the public this year. The list below only contains the details of Lavender Fields which are open to the public right now. 

Somerset Lavender 

Horsepond Farm, Faulkland, Somerset, BA3 5WA

Entrance Fee: a donation

Opening times: Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

You can find more information on visiting Somerset Lavender fields on their website.

Mayfield Lavender Farm

1 Carshalton Road, Banstead, SM8 3JA

Entrance Fees: £4 for Adults, free for Children under 16. 

Opening times: 9am - 6pm daily

You can find more information on visiting Somerset Lavender fields on their website.

Hitchin Lavender 

Cadwell Farm, Ickleford, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 3UA

Entrance Fees: £6-£7 for Adults and Children, £4 for Disabled people, free for under 5's, family tickets available. 

Opening times: 9am - 8pm daily

You can find more information on visiting Somerset Lavender fields on their website.

Castle Farm Lavender

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

Entrance Fees: £4.25 for adults, £2.75 for Children, free for under 5's.

Opening times: Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm

You can find more information on visiting Somerset Lavender fields on their website.

Lavender Fields Hampshire

Hartley Park Farm, Selborne Road, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3HP

Entrance Fees: £3 for Adults, £1 for Children

Opening times: 10am - 4pm daily

You can find more information on visiting Somerset Lavender fields on their website.

Grace is standing in a field of lavender. She is turned to the side and her black satchel can be seen hanging from her shoulder

So if you've not managed to visit a Lavender field just yet and you'd like to, hurry up because the season is drawing to a close. You don't want to have to wait another year to live your best Lavender filled life do you?

Have you been to a Lavender field yet this summer? 

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