Few places can still claim to be one of London’s best kept secrets. But just 30 minutes by train from London Victoria is the charming Surrey village of Banstead; and, in it’s outskirts, 25 acres of English lavender.
Locals have marvelled at the seasonal, rich-violet hues that have appeared summer after summer for over ten years and every year owners Brendan and Lorna open the field to flocks of camera-ready visitors.
Different varieties of lavender grow here throughout the summer months so, whether you visit in mid-July or early September, there will be plenty of flowering blooms to frolic in!
Mooch around the farm shop for all manner of things lavender, or sit yourself down with something sweet from the tea shop. The team here serve up everything from lavender tea and lavender lemonade, to lavender scones and macarons.
The fields are open every day, 9am to 6pm, until 15th September. Simply turn up (entrance is £1 per person).
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