16. Cotswold Lavender
The Lavender Fields near Snowsill are considered by many as one of the wonders of the Cotswolds. Cotswold Lavender is a third generation family farm, who have been growing lavender in their fields since 2000. There’s approximately 250,000 plants making up around 70 miles of lavender rows. Set in this landscape of rolling pale purple-topped hills, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in the French countryside.
In a typical English summer, the lavender fields should start to come into flower by mid June, with the best time to see them early-mid July although that can vary year to year depending on the weather. The Lavender fields are open daily from 15th June to 7th August 2022.
Take a picnic with you and enjoy the beautiful fields while relaxing over lunch. Treats are available from the kiosk in the field so indulge in a lavender scone with jam and clotted cream or lavender shortbread. Hot and cold drinks can also be purchased along with organic, dairy ice cream from Gorsehill Abbey Farm, Willersey. All of their products are made from the lavender oil grown and distilled on their farm are available to buy from the kiosk.
If you have an appreciation for the countryside and would like a good suggestion for a day out, why not be inspired by nature and visit the Cotswold Lavender farm. It’s a brilliant day that can be spent with your partner and the whole family.