A few weeks ago, there were some lovely photographs on many blogs that I enjoy reading, showing the lavender fields. Children in the lavender fields. Dogs in the lavender fields. I really hadn’t thought that there were lavender fields in the U.K., never mind in my area but I looked into it, and there were! The Somerset Lavender Fields are about 40 minutes from my house so I decided to go to see them for myself. I’m really glad I did.
Somerset Lavender farm is a small farm which grows different lavender to make essential oils and dry the lavender for bags and pot pouri. There are only a few fields of lavender but on site, there is also a cafe, toilets, a lavender sensory garden and a shop where you can buy lavender products. It’s the sort of place you may come for a few hours and stay for a cuppa or for lunch. The first thing you notice is the smell which is divine! The place is free to visit but they do have a collection box at the gate which I definately added to, as I really enjoyed my time here.
The farm also had a cut flower garden which they used to make bunches of flowers to sell. Although it has been really hot and dry, the flowers were looking stunning surrounded by the brown, crispy grass! There was also a willow play tunnel for children to play in.
I really enjoyed visiting the Somerset Lavender Fields and would definately go back.
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