Mayfield Lavender Farm
If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ll know that there’s nothing I love more than a colourful door or some beautiful flowers. I love to watch blooms change with the seasons, from snowdrops to bluebells and wisteria to peonies. When it started looking like summer was finally here in London, I decided that I had to visit a lavender field.
Luckily, after a quick Google search I discovered Mayfield lavender farm in Banstead, South London. My friends didn’t need much convincing so we headed over to the farm on a sunny Saturday morning.
How to get there:
From central London, the best way to get to the lavender field is to get a train from London Bridge to Purley, then take bus 166 all the way to Oaks Park. Easy!
If you have a car you can of course drive around 32 kilometres (20 miles) from London to the farm.
The farm is usually open from June to September but check the website before heading there.
When you get there, you’ll be asked to pay a £1 entry fee per adult, which I think is very reasonable! Don’t worry, there are plenty of opportunities to spend your money once you’re inside – the café’s lavender scones are popular.
Do not underestimate the English sun! My shoulders got sooo burnt that day.
If you do visit Mayfield, take lots of pictures – the lavender makes for the most beautiful backdrop. Oh, and make sure you stop to smell the flowers too…
Be quick, you only have until mid-September to visit the lavender fields!