Which Lavender Fields To Go To This Summer
They say in Thailand, 'if you're so naive, you shoud go live in a lavender field.' 😜 So let's go! If you're staying near London, there are lots of options to choose from. Here's our top 6:
1. Mayfield 🌿
It’s massive and it only costs £1 per person to visit. There’s a café, small shop and a telephone box which seems a popular thing to have a photo with.
Price: £1 Size: 100,000sqm Travel time from Waterloo: 1h 20m (Purley Station + 166 bus)
2. Lavender Gardens, Vauxhall Park 🌿
Fairly standard London park with a decent sized lavender garden with outdoor chess tables. There’s also a little café where you can grab some refreshments or hire chess pieces.
Price: FREE Size: 600sqm Travel Time from Waterloo: 10m (Vauxhall Station)
3. Kennington Park 🌿
Large South London Park with a picturesque flower garden including patches of lavender. Also has a café, and is home to Bee Urban, an ecological social enterprise which runs volunteering sessions and workshops.
Price: FREE Travel Time from Waterloo: 15m (Kennington Tube Station)
4. Kentish Lavender 🌿
Biggest lavender field in the UK. Can only visit shop (or pre-book guided tour for £6 per person, minimum of 15 people in July)
Price: £6 Size: 385,000sqm Travel Time from Waterloo: 1h 30m
5. Kew Gardens 🌿
Large botanical gardens in South-West London. Much more than just lavender to see there if you’re interested in plants, but it is pretty expensive these days. Used to be free 😞
Price: £14 Travel Time from Waterloo: 35m (North Sheen Station)
6. Hitchin Lavender 🌿
A bit far away, but can watch films outdoors, visit the farm shop and also see the sunflower fields.
Price: £6 Size: 80,000sqm (only parts are lavender) Travel Time from King’s Cross: 1h 20m (Hitchin Station + 72 bus)
Source: Time Out London
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