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8 July 2010

Visit Mayfield Lavender Farm

Your author spotted something over on the always-excellent Londonist the other day, which sounds so good it is definitely worth repeating. Mayfield Lavender Farm is a 25 acre organic lavender farm, open to the public, and situated around than 15 miles from Central London.


The area in which it is situated, inside the M25, was once one the most productive prolific lavender growing area in the world, and Mayfield is a family business, aiming to revive lavender growing in the area, and producing fine lavender oils for retail. To encourage visitors to take photographs, they also run an annual photography competition, with a chance to win £200 for the best photo of the field.

The farm is open to the public daily until the end of the lavender season, from 10am until 7pm, and entry is free. For more, see http://www.mayfieldlavender.com/

^Picture by Lilly^

12 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic. Thanks for a great tip!

    South London seems to have been a traditional home for lavender growing, hence Lavender Hill in Battersea, which was once covered in fields of the stuff.

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  2. It really does look great.

    I found loads of info on the South London connection so you're absolutely right - just had to stop myself writing about them all to keep the words down!

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  3. Hi, love your blog.
    I would so love to go here, but alas, I don't know how to do it by public transport. (stupid not driving girl....) keep up the good work!

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  4. TFL suggests a few options. Here is one:

    Train from Victoria Station to Sutton, then bus S4 to Downs Road / Banstead Road South and a quarter of an hour walk.

    Go to http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ and use the destination postcode of SM7 3BE.

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  5. I am amazed. Lavender near London.

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  6. Thanks for the recommendation! I went last weekend and it was absolutely amazing. Here's a snap of it http://www.flickr.com/photos/20811328@N00/4828140694/

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  7. Finally got to go with the family last week, just before the harvest. A real gem, thanks again!

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  8. may i know when is the best time to visit the farm? when is the lavender season n when does it end?

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  9. It won't be open again until the lavender season, in the summer. Keep checking their website.

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