Having seen a gazillion beautiful Instagram photos of lavender fields over the past year, I was super excited yesterday when I finally made it to one myself!
Whizzing out to Kent with my friend Cath on a slightly gloomy Wednesday afternoon, we manoeuvred the car past tractors and other vehicles on a tiny country lane, before pulling into the carpark at Castle Farm and booking into the final lavender fields tour of the day.
The tour costs £6 and lasts around 1.5 hours. In that time you’re taken on a walk around the farm, to see where the lavender is manufactured into oils and other things, and following a talk you’re let loose in a lavender field to take photos.
To be honest, I have never been the best listener when it comes to learning! I’m one of those daydreaming types, so I’m definitely not here to fill you in on all the lavender facts I learnt. I was too busy gazing out at the lavender fields wondering where was the best spot for photos. #instagramproblems
As it happens, we kinda messed up. The tour guide let everyone into the fields after his talk, and we thought we could return later on to snap some pictures without tourists showing up in the background. It turns out that was not the case, and by that stage we literally had two minutes to take a few shots. So we took just a few, but on the bright side, I’ll be much more prepared next year when I plan to return!
There are a few different lavender fields outside of London, if you jump on Google you’ll find them! They will be harvested within the next couple of weeks, so if you’re planning a trip, make it snappy, and jump around in the fields with your camera as soon as you get the chance.