Last week before the Lavender turned, I headed to Cotswold Lavender Farm to catch a few of the lilac tones which had been dominating my Instagram feed for most of July. I was joined by BF and bridesmaid-to-be, Liz, who just so happens to be a freelance photographer, specialising in portraits – so all-in-all it was a match made in heaven!
I’d been after some new pictures for the blog for an age – in fact, I’m slightly ashamed to say exactly how old the last profile pic actually was :o/ You can find Liz – at Elizabeth Flower Photography on Instagram, Facebook and her soon-to-be launched new website – which I’ll link here when ready.
Cotswold Lavender Farm
This third generation farm has grown Lavender since 1999, the plants thrive in the free draining limestone soils, 1000 feet above sea level. In total, the farm has over 40 distinct varieties, 140 miles of rows and some 500,000 plants – all that for just £3 entrance fee. The best time to see the fields in their full lilac glory is from mid-June to end of July.
And if Lavender doesn’t turn you on, there’s always the daisy-like Camomile fields and wildflower meadows to stroll through. Near Broadway, this place makes an excellent stop off point for exploring Broadway itself and Broadway Tower.
I think I might just leave the run down here really, as Liz’s pictures speak for themselves. Unfortunately, we headed there a bit late in the season, and the farm is now closed until next June 2018 – however it’s certainly worth keeping on the radar!