Lavender season is one of my favourite times of the year, offering a sensory overload of smells and colour when the fields are in full bloom. Sparked by the power of social media, lavender fields are also increasing in popularity across the country as they provide gorgeous photo and video opportunities for your accounts.
Most lavender farms are open between June and late August and along with the insta-worthy photos and TikTok video opportunities, many of these locations also offer a selection of gorgeous souvenirs in their shops from lavender soap to aromatherapy products for you to take home to enjoy.
With so many lavender fields to choose from here is our pick of the 10 most beautiful locations and lavender fields to visit in the UK in 2023.
1. Castle Farm, Kent
With 130 acres of the fragrant purple flower this is like having a piece of Provence in the English countryside. This family run farm is also the UK’s largest producer of lavender products.
The farm offers lavender field walks which will provide stunning photo and video opportunities, guided tours on what goes on behing the scenes at Castle Farm Lavender or my favourite option – booking a lavender picnic experience at sunset.
Where: Folgate Field, Shoreham Road (A225)
Web: Castle Farm, Kent
2. Scottish Lavender Oils
We love the unique location of this lavender farm, on the banks of the stunning Loch Leven. At the farm there are stunning fields filled with seven varieties of lavender to explore spread across its 3 acres of rolling hills towards the loch.
Where: Tarhill Farm, Kinross, KY13 9EZ
Web: Scottish Lavender Oils
3. Somerset Lavender
This working lavender farm, located on the outskirts of the iconic city of Bath offers stunning fields of lavender to roam through. The beautiful location of the farm offers gorgeous photography opportunities and their café.
Where: Horsepond Farm, Faulkland, Radstock, ENGLAND BA3 5WA
Web: Somerset Lavender
4. Hitchin Lavender
Cadwell Farm has been growing lavender in their fields since the turn of the century. This is one of the most popular lavender fields in the country.
This 30 acre site is a popular option for families, where they can stroll through their gorgeous lavender fields and take advantage of the beautiful photo opportunities and the opportunity to pick your own lavender to take home.
The farm also runs a range of craft workshops, has its own lavender museum and a s.hop selling a wide range of their own products with lavender grown on their farm.
Where: Cadwell Farm, Ickleford, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 3UA
Web: Hitchin Lavender
5. Lordington Lavender
This is a gorgeous located nestled in the South Downs, with acres of Mailette lavender, a French Provencal variety which means it really does feel as though you are in Provence.
For families you can also enjoy tractor rides or visit their shop and enjoy unique lavender ice creams
Where: Lordington, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 9DX
Web: Lordington Lavender
6. Cotswold Lavender
One of the most iconic and famous fields in the country located near the stunning Cotswold village of Broadway. The farm now boasts 500,000 plants across 40 varieties with the rows of lavender totalling 140 miles in length.
The public fields here to explore cover 20 acres, where you can walk, relax or picnic whilst this stunning location provides the most insta-worthy photo opportunities . Also on-site is a tearoom serving local produce and a gift shop stocking locally produced lavender gifts.
Where: Hill Barn Farm, Snowshill, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7JY
Web: Cotswold Lavender
7. Welsh Lavender
Located in the rolling hills north of the Brecon Beacons, this lavender farm is the perfect place to enjoy a day in the Welsh countryside.
This was the first Lavender farm in Wales and it’s the most iconic in the country with2.5 acres of fields of blue to explore. The farm also offers distillery tours, a café and you can even stay on-site, glamping in their stylishly renovated pantechnicon.
Where: Cefnperfedd Uchaf, Maesmynis, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales LD2 3HU
Web: Welsh Lavender
8. Mayfield Lavender
This 25 acre farm of fragrant, vivid, organic lavender is located in Surrey, 15 miles from central London. The fields of purple lavender offer beautiful summer photo opportunities and idyllic scenery.
It’s also one of the most popular lavender farms in the country, so weekends can get very busy. For families, try out their tractor rides and tours and visit their alfresco café to try their lavender cream teas.
Where: 1 Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3JA
Web: Mayfield Lavender
9. Yorkshire Lavender
Yorkshire Lavender offers spectacular lavender gardens across its 60 acres at this family run farm within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With hundreds of different lavender and herb varieties to admire around the lavender farm, there are amazing photo opportunities to be had with its stunning array of different colours, from white through a complete range of blues, lilacs to magnificent deep purples.
The farm also offers a tea room, plant nursery and gift shop and there is a play area, and lavender maze for children to have fun along with alpaca walks.
Where: Terrington, York, YO60 6PB
Web: Yorkshire Lavender
10. Norfolk Lavender
Norfolk Lavender is one of England’s most established and well known farms, with over 100 acres of purple lavender to explore.
Families will also enjoy exploring the playpark and animal gardens where peacocks, ducks and other fowl roam the site freely. Elsewhere on the site you will find a herb garden, 18 acre mixed garden, on-site distillery, tea room and gift shop.
Where: Caley Mill, Lynn Road, Heacham, PE31 7JE.
Web: Norfolk Lavender
Lothian Lavender, East Lothian
This small picturesque farm below the Lammermuir Hills in East Lothian offers a small lavender plot where you can learn how they grow their lavender in the hills of Scotland.
Where: 2 Redshill Farm Cottages, Gifford, EH41 4JN
Web: Lothian Lavender