Britain is renowned for its beautiful meadows and fields. In fact millions flock to explore Britain’s vast countryside every year.

When you think of what you find in these fields, the answer is usually long grass, hay bales, occasionally wild flowers and poppies.

But did you know that you can grow lavender in British fields, too?

Most famously grown in the geographical region of Provence in Southern France, where much of the world’s organic lavender is obtained, England also has a ripening lavender market.

From June to late August many of these lavender farms are open to the general public, allowing you to stroll through the miles of purple haze, pick your own or buy homemade products including essential oils.

And what’s even better – you can find these lavender farms across England.

Here are five of some of the best lavender fields in England – as suggested by Instagramers who have been lucky enough to visit them over the past 3 months.

Have you got a suggestion for an amazing lavender meadow? Get in touch on social media! or check out my trip to the Mayfield Lavender farm.

Mayfield Lavender Farm

Situated less than 15 miles from central London, this lavender farm is home to 25 acres of organic lavender and is located in Banstead, in the gorgeous North Surrey Hills.

There’s even a cafe and shop if you want to take a slice of this perfect place home with you.

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Vivian Wong, a flight attendant from Hong Kong visited the Mayfield Lavender Farm in August 2016. She described the fields as ‘beautiful, gorgeous and amazing’.

“I’m so glad that I can see, smell, touch & even feel this purple sea…”

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Olivia, who is also a flight attendant, loves to share some fantastic images of her travels. She enjoyed the lavender meadow in August.

Want to visit? 

Mayfield Lavender
1 Carshalton Road, Banstead, SM7 3JA
Open from 1 June – 14 September every day 9am-6pm

Cotswold Lavender

This beautiful family farm commands some fantastic views over the Cotswolds and surrounding areas.

Here you can also visit a cute little tea shop and buy products made from the lavender grown in the fields.

They recommend visiting mid-july when the crop is at its finest – so book a date in your diary now!

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Mum of 2 Ernie Khairina  visited in July 2016 and captured the gorgeous flowers under the beautiful British sunlight.

Want to visit?

Cotswold Lavender
Hill Barn Farm, Snowshill, Broadway, Worces, WR12 7JY
Open until 7th August 2016

Somerset Lavender Farm

If you love lavender this really could be the place for you.  Set in the beautiful Somerset countryside, it’s home to over 50,000 plants covering five acres plus there’s a healing garden containing thyme and lemon balm, echinacea and arnica.

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It’s not just the adults who get to have all the fun, it’s great for children too. Jackie from Fox and Beau  took along her children to explore the fabulous open space.

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Don’t forget to do some picking! Instagrammer Santa Brice has got the right idea.

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This incredible shot was captured by Kerrie Ann Gardner, an artist from Devon who captured the sun rising at 3.30am. What a beautiful sight!

Want to visit?

Somerset Lavender
Horsepond Farm, Faulkland, Somerset, BA3 5WA
Open May through to September – Wednesday to Sunday only.

Yorkshire Lavender

This beautiful lavender farm is set within 60 acres of stunning hillside and farm land. It’s really a whole day out – where you can experience the farm itself as well as visiting a tea shop, nursery and gift shop.

It’s been a family project for the past 20 years, and is now home to hundreds of different types of lavender with different shades and smells.

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Blogger Jo from She and Hem visited the gorgeous fields earlier this summer.

Want to visit?

Yorkshire Lavender
Terrington, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 6PB

Hitchin Lavender

Located north of the M25 and close to London is Hitchin lavender farm in Hertfordshire. Here you can find 25 miles of lavender rows to keep you occupied, and it’s also home to some beautiful sunflower and wildflower meadows.

There’s a 17th century barn where you can stop off afterwards to get tea and cakes, as well as products and plants to buy. You can also pick your own lavender here.

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Luke Edward posted this beautiful shot of the fields in August.

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And nothing beats a lovely walk in the sunshine as posted by Ella  who went and picked her own lavender at Hitchin.

Want to visit?

Hitchin Lavender Farm
Cadwell Farm, Ickleford, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 3UA
Open 2nd May – 4th September 2016