After seeing a fair few snaps of lavender fields on Instagram, I decided that since I was in the UK during the summer, I should make the most of seeing it for myself rather than through a screen.
So I searched for the closest lavender farm to where I lived, which happened to be Mayfield Lavender Farm, and it was just under an hour’s drive away!
James whizzed us over to the beautiful 25 acre lavender farm, which also has a café and shop, located in Banstead (Woodmansterne), Surrey.
According to their website, their organic lavender usually starts to bloom towards the middle to end of June and the peak time is July and August. However, the weather can influence it so just check their website before you set off!
The brightest and most beautiful lavender is towards the back of the field so it’s well worth trekking down there.
Just keep in mind that there’s lots of bees buzzing around…
…especially if you’re the kind of person that requests photos of your looking dead in a field.
The farm is open until the September 16th but the lavender has now been harvested as I write this, but if you happen to be in the area, you could always just pop by for some food and lavender goodies from the shop!