Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

My Instagram feed has been FULL of lavender fields this summer. And because I'm easily influenced by anything that looks like my camera and I will have fun, I was like I wanna go, I wanna go!

What with one thing and another, it took us a while to get round to it, but we managed to squeeze in a visit to our nearest lavender farm, Hitchin Lavender, just before the flowering season was over.

It meant that the lavender wasn't at peak purpleness anymore but it was still pretty lovely.

We arrived at Hitchin Lavender farm, paid £5 each for entry, a pair of scissors and a brown paper bag, and then set off into the rows and rows of lavender.

It was, quite literally, a breath of fresh air. The wind whipped my hair around my face, we meandered through the flowers, collecting the lavender. We watched kids running in and out of the rows, and played spot-the-secret-photo-shoot (you’re supposed to pay to conduct professional photoshoots in the farm).

Right at the top of the hill, there were some glorious views; miles and miles of Hertfordshire countryside stretching out in every direction.

We collected lavender at a very leisurely pace before heading back down to the little cabin café at the bottom of the hill which was full of various lavender products; lavender ice cream and lavender lemonade. We had slices of cake sat in the sunshine and debated what to do with our freshly picked lavender when we got home!

Photos and a little video from the day below.



Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

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