It’s hard to beat the surprise splashes of purple that litter the landscape when lavender season arrives. The fragrant, bee-friendly flower is usually at its best from early June to late August across the UK – meaning you have a nice long window to plan a visit to one of the stunning lavender fields gracing the countryside.
While being known for its various shades of purple – from pale violet and bright azure to deep, dusky indigo – don’t forget that this flower is not only a pretty face. Lavender fields burst with that distinct soothing perfume we all know and love, offering up a sensory feast of colour and smells when fields are in full bloom.
Many lavender farms are open to visitors throughout summer in England, Scotland and Wales, providing an Insta-worthy photo opp for anyone who fancies a frolic among their fields. What’s more, the plants are harvested for their oils and used in everything from soap and aromatherapy to food products, and many farms will sell a selection of sweet-smelling souvenirs for you to take home and enjoy.
With bluebell season and wisteria season been and gone, it’s time to get ready for another splash of blue. Don’t miss out: we’ve put together 12 lush lavendar fields in the UK for you to enjoy. Just watch out for the bees!
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