Mayfield Lavender

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Mayfield Lavender
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Mayfield Lavender

Set up in 2006 to help revive the historic lavender industry in the area, which boomed during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Mayfield Lavender is a 25-acre organic lavender field on an original Victorian site situated on the North Surrey Downs. Two varieties of English lavender are grown on the chalky soil; flowers are harvested and distilled to produce lavender oil. Visitors are welcome to wander the field and enjoy its scent. There's also an alfresco teashop. Those arriving by public transport are advised to take the 166 bus from Epsom.

 

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Mayfield Lavender is a stunning 25-acre lavender farm, less than 15 miles from central London. Open from June 1 to September 30, guests are free to roam amongst the lavender and enjoy a cup of lavender tea in our al fresco restaurant. Entry costs just £1 and goes towards the upkeep of the farm.
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Venue name: Mayfield Lavender
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Address: Croydon Lane
Banstead
London
SM7 3BE
Transport: Bus: bus 166 (direct from Epsom rail); Rail: Carshalton Beeches/Belmont rail
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Jolynn K
tastemaker

Is this even London? You'll probably be questioning. Located in somewhat the outskirts of London (roughly 1-1.5 hours away by public transport from central), the lavender field is simply beautiful.


The lavender fragrance kicked in before we even got off the bus, and I have to admit that I got a little too excited! I always get a little crazy over photogenic places and this is no doubt one of them. With £1 entry, you get to immerse yourself in a purple paradise, with bees humming and the occasional wind brushing, this makes the perfect dreamy getaway.


There's an on-site outdoor cafe, where you can enjoy a quick lunch with their lavender flavoured ice cream, lavender cookies and many other food products. Or simply just rehydrate yourself with a bottle of lavender lemonade or a cup of lavender slush and chill on the benches under the food tents. Next to the cafe is a shop selling all things lavender. I bought some lavender soap home and oh my, my bag smells so strongly of lavender at the end of the day!


Go on a sunny day, the view is surreal. Do take note that the purple time of the year ends in late August, you wouldn't want to miss it! :) visit my blog for more tips and directions.
http://www.jolybean.com/london-guide-mayfield-lavender-field/
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jeaniekarl
Tastemaker

The Mayfield Lavender fields are my latest hidden discovery within London. Located within the leafy suburbs of Banstead, South London you would hardly realise they were ever there. You immediately get the sense of being whisked away to Provence.  Row upon row the brightly coloured purple lavender flowers against the backdrop of blue skies on a sunny day make it an absolutely charming place to visit. Embrace the fresh soothing lavender fragrance that hits you as soon as you arrive. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. It's fairly accessible by public transport although it is easier to drive there as there is ample parking for the cost of a pound it's a small price to pay which is redeemable against purchases over five pounds. Their café and shop has lots of lavender themed goodies and they even hold an annual photography competition.  


Cindy G
Staff Writer

In my search to find something different for a day out, I visited this lavender field, which was quite a trek for for me miles across the other side of London. 

It was all a slightly surreal occasion, as it seems to be well known to Japanese tourists, who made up most of the other people there,  along with some goths doing a photo-shoot. So, pleasantly weird, it smelled gorgeous, I bought some nice soap (and slightly odd lavender fudge) from the gift shop,  and it was a bit like a day out in the country, while still being able to use an Oyster card.

Vasantha Narayanswami

What a superb idea...fantastic not only for the "health " of Croydon but a beautiful venture to bring colour and vibrancy to the twon and to encourage local wildlife and bees in particular to thrive once again....well done Mayfield Lavender!