Daytrip to Hitchin Lavender Farm

There’s a few things I’ve learned in life: always throw salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for good luck, and fall in love whenever you can. – Practical Magic

I love flowers. They are a surefire way to make me smile.

P1250525For the longest time, my laptop’s wallpaper is a field of lavender. I was so keen to visit one since I first set my eyes on it. Originally planning to go there with girl friends, Mike was more than happy to leave me with them for that specific trip. He thinks it’s too girly a trip. But between our work schedules and travels, it was difficult to sync. My bf being the dearest guy that he is – and since he knows it’d make me so happy – brought me to one himself instead! <3

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First sighting of the lavender field – heart’s beating fast! :D

We went to Hitchin. Located just outside of London, it’s the closest lavender farm to us. It’s a 40 minute drive away. After paying for the entrance fee to the farm (4.5oGBP pp), we were given a brown bag and a pair of scissors each. We can take as many lavender with us – but we weren’t really there to cut flowers . I did cut a few stalk to keep as souvenir. If the rows of lavender there were connected from one end to the other, according to their website it’d reach 25 miles! Also, the farm has a cafe where you can recharge after spending time in the lavender field!  They sell lavender based products of course. I was looking for any lavender-based food to try. Alas, they only have (lavender) tea! Still, it was a day wonderfully spent with my dear Michael. ^_^

PS: Bees find lavender very attractive so there were lots of them. LOTS. They don’t sting and won’t bother you though so all was good. :D

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Entrance fee is collected by that tiny hut

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The Lavender Shop

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Lavender-based products included lotions and hand wash amongst others

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The shop has such a warm and cozy atmosphere

Some pictures we took on the field :)

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Have you been to a lavender field?
Hmmm.. where to next? :D

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  1. I’ve never seen anything like that.. I’d love to be surrounded by such beauty.

    Just googled what the color symbolizes.. It says: power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It also conveys wealth and extravagance and sometimes associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

    Hope to visit this someday.

    P.S. I’ve liked your facebook page for more dose of these beauties.

    • Thanks for the additional info and liking my fb page!
      The one thing that I’ve come to love in living in a country with 4 seasons is its beautiful blooms (tulips, cherry blossoms, lavender, etc)!

  2. I’ve been wanting to come to Provence just for this AND I should’ve visited this when I was in London! How that I know, I shall visit next time. When’s the best time? :)

    • Hi Tara! IKR?! I was planning a trip to France just for them too! :D
      There are several lavender fields here in England. This is the one closest to us. Mayfield farm is enroute to Bath so you can check that out the next time you’re here! Lavenders bloom in summer. Best bet would be between last week of June and last week of August.:)

  3. That is just jaw-droppingly amazing! We’ve never seen such an expansive field of purple! We can just imagine the fragrant smell of the air there.

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