Lavender Fields

On Monday I went with a group of friends to visit Mayfield Lavender Field in London!

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Location:

Even though it’s still in London, the closest train station to Mayfield is West Croydon, over an hour and a half away from where I live on the other side of London.

After reaching the West Croydon overground station, take bus 166 towards Oak Parks. The bus station is about a five minute walk from the station.

Make sure you go to the field, NOT the Mayfield Plant Nursery, which is at a different location.

Price:

1 pound entry fee, and a one pound parking fee if you come by car

When To Go:

Mayfield is open every day from 9am-6pm from June 1-September 14th.

The best time to visit is mid-July to the end of August, when the lavender is at its most vibrant color!

I discovered this place back in April, and had been counting down the days until I could go.

Caution:

Bees. Lots and lots of bees. But, they were very busy bees, and had more important things to do than sting us.

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When I arrived, I was blown away by just how bright and colorful the field was! I hadn’t been sure what to suspect, but my expectations of this place were definitely met.

The field was huge! It was a sea of lavender as far as my eyes could see. To make it a bit more interesting and encourage pictures, there was a classic red telephone booth and a few gazebos scattered about.

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We arrived around 11am, and there was already a decent number of visitors exploring the grounds.

In the middle of the field is a huge tree with a little picnic area and mobile cafe. It was ridiculously hot (summer has finally (and suddenly) arrived in London), so we sat in the shade for a bit after taking a group picture.

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The smell of the fields was overwhelming, but in a good way! We continued walking through the rows of lavender for a few hours just relaxing and taking pictures.

The cafe was wonderful! Everything was lavender-themed. There was lavender soap, jam, scones, bread, essential oils, tea, lemonade, ice cream, shampoo, and perfumes, and a lot more!  All of the lavender comes from their fields and is made on site.

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Bundles and bundles of lavender

To cool off, we all had lavender ice cream and lavender punch, because sadly they were out of their super popular lemonade.

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We ended up staying at Mayfield for about 4 hours before making the long trek home. It ended up being one of my favorite summer days out in London!

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For more info, check out their website: Mayfield Lavender Field

 

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