visiting mayfield lavender farm

Visiting a lavender farm has been on my list for about three years now, and this weekend my mum and I finally took a trip to Mayfield Lavender Farm in Surrey. Let me tell you, it was worth the wait!

After a short train journey from Clapham Junction to Purley, and a very bumpy thirty minute bus ride, we walked through a small opening between some trees to be greeted with a sea of lavender as far as the eye could see. 

We arrived at around 10:15am, an hour and fifteen after opening; the queue was short and the entry fee was an affordable £4 per adult. Naturally, there were a lot of keen beans already wandering through the fields, in the cafe and gift shop, but it didn't feel unbearably busy - for reference, in the shot above I only edited out five people in the distance!


We spent about 45 minutes walking up and down the rows of lavender, wandered around the wildflower garden, stopping to take a few photographs along the way. My mum is a reiki master, holistic therapist, crystal therapist and meditation coach, so I had to get some snaps of her lookin' oh so calm and grounded!

We then stopped in the cafe to cool down with some lavender lemonade (my favourite!), lavender meringues and lavender ice cream, before having one final wander through the fields.

There was such a wonderful mix of people exploring the farm - friends, couples, families and lots of children. What a joyful way to spend a sunny Saturday! 


Before heading back in a cab to the station (I thoroughly recommend this! Next time I'd definitely get a cab to the farm, too), we stopped by the gift shop to pick up a few bunches of organic lavender, essential oils, honey, some lavender fudge and another bottle of lavender lemonade for the road.

It was certainly a Saturday morning well spent! I may not have time to visit again this summer, but I'll definitely be back next year. 

Love Jazz x

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