Lavender Farm

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

You've seen those pictures of French lavender farms, right? They're so pretty, I've always wanted to visit one. So you can imagine how pleased I was when I found out that we have our very own Lavender Farm in Suffolk. Obviously I wasted little time in getting myself there.


Set in four acres Suffolk Lavender Farm isn't huge, and it's not at all commercial, which makes it utterly charming.

Sadly, when I arrived I was told that the best show of colour was about three weeks earlier, but it was still stunning to look at. Karan, the owner, offered me a glass of water and invited me to just wander the field and please myself.


So, with glass of water in hand, off I went. The distinctive lavender scent wafted into the air as I brushed passed the stems, bees buzzing from plant to plant, ignoring me entirely.



The odd butterfly fluttered by, landing momentarily on a bloom, but never sitting still for long enough, wings fully open, for me to capture it with my camera.


I sat for a while, unable to see anything but purple blooms and blue sky. I could've happily lay down for a small nap right there in the field, and I'm pretty sure no one would've minded.



Wandering around, lost in my own thoughts was enchanting, I felt utterly at ease.



I had a little look in the shop - a delightful shed painted in two shades of lavender - and purchased a jar of lavender honey, which is every bit as delicious as it sounds. After a lovely chat with Karan and with a promise to return a little earlier next year I left feeling refreshed, and so pleased I'd found is little hidden gem on my doorstep.


This is one of 27 lavender farms in the UK, I'm contemplating finding a few more...

Visit a lavender field is no.87 on my Day Zero Project list.

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11 comments

  1. How lovely! What a joy to have a lavender farm on your doorstep. Your photos are fab and good to see a glimpse of that fab green skirt! xxx

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    1. Thank you, and the green skirt has been worn a lot!! x

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  2. Walking through a Lavender field must be such an amazing experience! Glad you made it just in time! Now I'm wondering if there are any Lavender farms in Belgium - must check that out ... xxx

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    1. Oh I hope you find one and get to visit, it really is a lovely experience x

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  3. I've visited Yorkshire Lavender a few times, it's quite a sight seeing so much lavender being grown in one place. I never knew there were quite so many varieties of lavender until I visited either.

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    1. And they all look so different too! I loved seeing row after row of purple, it reminded me of bluebells as it's a colour not often seen in nature.

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  4. we have one near us, i bought two small plants two years ago and have taken enough heads off this year to do a pillow and pot pourri - isn't it wonderful to walk amongst all the bees as well!

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    1. The whole experience was lovely. I could've picked some to take home but I wasn't sure what I'd do with it. I'll go with a plan next time, I like your idea of a pillow, I have plenty of fabric scraps :)

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  5. Oh Hazel, it looks so lovely! Seeing great stretches of Lavender reminds me of our wedding because Valentines mansion has some lovely stretches of Lavender which we had photos taken in. I would love to go there!x

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    1. oh my goodness - talk about the perfect backdrop for wedding photos!
      It's really not all that far from Felixstowe.

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  6. Wow, such lovely photos. I had no idea that there was such a thing as lavender honey. I know that people with hayfever are told to eat local honey, and although I've never suffered with it, I've always tried to go for local honey where I can.

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