Smell that? That heady aroma wafting on the breeze can only mean one thing: lavender season is here! We've already enjoyed fields of blooming bluebells. Wisteria Hysteria has gripped the nation. And now it’s time for these fragrant little flowers to take centre stage.
All over the UK, fields are turning shades of silvery azure as the bee-friendly plant starts to blossom. And that distinctive, kinda soothing perfume we all know and love? It’s here for the long haul: the flowers are usually in full bloom throughout summer, all the way from early June to late August.
Harvested for their oils – used in pretty much every form imaginable, from aromatherapy to toiletries and food products – various kinds of lavender are grown in the UK, with colours ranging from snowy whites to dusky purples.
The dazzling fields are ever-popular with visitors, who flock to farms across England, Scotland and Wales during the summer months to frolic among the blossoms. Reckon your Insta feed could do with a splash of colour? Then make a bee-line to one of these epic lavender farms across the UK: you’ll be able to bask in full-on fields of the stuff.