July and beginning of August are for visiting Lavender fields and have some fun taking million of photos! One of the things I love about London is that almost every month something is blooming. A few years ago I went to one of the lavender fields nearby and spent an amazing time there. There is always a shop where you can not only buy lavender but also different products made of it – oils, soaps, etc.
Wherever you go I recommend you do it early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Time will fly by very quickly, stay till early lunch and head back.
Photography tips: wear anything yellow, white or light blue, it will make a beautiful contrast to the photo. Having a hat is also a very good idea. Try to have as much lavender as possible in a frame. Sit down between bushes and ask a person who is taking a photo to go 2-3 rows away from you. This way you will have lavender around you and the photo will look awesome!
Here are 3 fields near London and 1 a bit further away in the Cotswolds.
Castle Farm, Redmans Lane, Shoreham, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 7UB
Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm, Sundays 10am to 5pm
Mayfield Lavender Fields
1 Carshalton Road, Banstead, SM7 3JA
Daily June to September from 9am to 6pm (My review is here)
Cadwell Farm, Ickleford, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 3UA
May to September, daily 10am to 5pm
Hill Barn Farm, Snow Hill, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7JY
June to 5th of August, daily 10am to 5pm
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