Immerse yourself in a purple haze this summer by visiting one of London’s fragrant lavender gardens, or head out of town to find sweeping fields of the stuff. Lavender season usually runs throughout the summer months, peaking in August, and there are plenty of opportunities to lay your eyes – and nose – on the stuff. Kennington Park, Kew Gardens and Vauxhall Park are top London destinations for lavender and there are farms dedicated to the mauve blooms just outside the capital, in Kent, Surrey and Hertfordshire. Whether you’re after a sweet-smelling picnic spot or just want to watch the bees for a bit, London and its neighbours’ lavender will be happy to oblige.
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