Photos from Hitchin Lavender Farm

July 14, 2014

We spent a wonderful afternoon at Hitchin Lavender Farm as part of a blogger meet-up organised by Annie at Manneskjur. The farm has 15 acres of lavender visitors can wander through and there’s a wild flower meadow to enjoy too.

Capturing POD exploring in the lavender field wasn’t so easy! She opted to run in the opposite direction until we cunningly distracted her.

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We were a smidge too early to see the lavender farm in its full glory but there was much to see. The landscape was magnificent, the lavender beautiful and the smell just divine.  It was the perfect location for a relaxing afternoon with a fabulous group of bloggers. It’s always good to catch up with people you know but also to meet those you don’t.

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As well as entertaining each other, there was plenty to occupy the children. Like watching the busy bees

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and spotting different kinds of butterflies.

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Hitchin Lavender Farm provides you with a medium sized brown bag and scissors when you arrive so you can cut lavender for yourself. It’s a great idea if you want to take lavender home and one bag is included in the £4 entry fee.

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POD had a go at snipping herself although she’s not quite mastered which hand she should use. She’s mostly left handed but does use her right on occasions as well.

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Annie’s son Ozzy did an amazing job and collected an entire bag of lavender – he is such a dude!

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The main field has almost 100 rows and 9 mature varieties of lavender. Even the rows that hadn’t flowered were perfectly formed.

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I loved standing here, it was a glorious place to be.

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POD got to examine her first poppy which was a lovely moment given it’s the P in POD. She thought they were “bootiful” and each got a little stroke.

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She did take a bit of time out under a large white canopy

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but finally ventured far enough into the lavender field for me to capture her!

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There she joined Ozzy who was on a quest to fill his lavender bag.

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Although POD continued for a time, she was reluctant to bag any lavender. Instead preferring to lie on a bench and take in the scenery. And who can blame her, it was a wonderful view.

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We had a great afternoon at this informal, fun blogger meet-up. A huge thank you to Annie for organising, see you at RHS Wisley!

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Linking up with #whatsthestory here on PODcast and #CountryKids at Coombe Mill.

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  • Shay Noble July 14, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Beautiful pictures and such a gorgeous place to visit. I really must head over there myself one day..we’re not too far away from Hitchin! x

  • Jo @ 3 Kids and a Gluestick July 14, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Lovely photos 🙂 And oh .. Wisley next.. I might join you there 🙂

  • Louisa July 14, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I adore lavender, the smell, the colour, everything about it. I am very envious that you visited such a beautiful place. You pictures are so lovely and calm, I’m sure if my kids were there they would be like a combine harvester going through the fields!

  • Zena's Suitcase July 14, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Looks like an amazing place for a blogger meet up!

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  • brummymummyof2 July 14, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Oh my gosh – this makes me want to a) get a better camera your pictures are really inspiring, seriously you are a really clever lady and b) RUN to a lavender farm as soon as humanly possible and frolic in it. Totally and utterly beautiful. A fab day out. I may and try and organise some Brummy bloggy fun! xxx

  • Mummytries July 14, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Stunning photos as always Charly, the lavender fields are gorgeous. One of my best friends is a photographer and her mini sessions in the lavender fields are always super popular and get booked up really fast!

  • Jeannette @autismmumma July 14, 2014 at 7:13 am

    How fab and a lovely place for a blogger meet up. Love the smell of lavender, brings back happy memories 🙂

  • Iona@redpeffer July 14, 2014 at 7:46 am

    What a fab day! Beautiful photo’s and a great place to wander. And yes, Ozzy is definitely a dude 🙂

  • YouBabyMeMummy July 14, 2014 at 8:06 am

    These are such beautiful pictures. What a gorgeous setting for a meet up x

  • suzanne3childrenandit July 14, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I saw Annie’s photos of this place and immediately looked up how fair it is from me. It’s absolutely stunning! And as always, so are your pics. The vibrant colour of that lavender makes for an amazing back drop. Sadly it is still a little far from me 🙁 x

  • Super Busy Mum July 14, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Oh my goodness how stunning is this lavender farm and SO WEIRD that I was dreaming of visiting one the other night. SPOOKY! Must look and see if N.I have any that we can visit! Stunning photos of POD venturing into the thick of Lavender! One for a frame for sure! xx

  • Louise Perry Fairweather July 14, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Wow it looks sooooooo beautiful. x

  • Karen bell July 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Looks beautiful there. I am originally from that area, but I can’t believe I have never visited. We must try next time we are back that way

  • Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) July 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    What a gorgeous place, incredible photos! xx

  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought July 14, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Gorgeous photos, it looks like a fabulous place to visit 🙂

  • LauraCYMFT July 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Wow, gorgeous photos. Lavender is such a beautiful colour; the fields are amazing to look at.

  • Laura July 14, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Beautiful photos! The lavender farm looks amazing! Makes me want to visit the farm, even though I live miles away! 🙂 Laura x

  • Sam @ And then the fun began... July 14, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    What absolutely stunning photographs! The contrast of Pod’s colourful hat against the lavender is beautiful. X

  • Sonia Constant July 14, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I am totally gutted I missed this! I live about 20/30 minutes drive from here. I would have loved to have met up with you all. The photos look absolutely stunning, looks like you all had an amazing time. What a great farm, I bet it smelt amazing. #CountryKids

  • Coombemill July 14, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Those fields make the most beautiful backdrop to your photos of Pod. She looks stunning and the hat sets it all off a treat. Looks like a very happy day out for you all.

  • Jenny July 15, 2014 at 3:23 am

    WOW your photos are truly breath taking. Way to go. What a stunning location too. I love the flowers all around. Beautiful photos. #whatsthestory

  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) July 15, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Thank your for sharing this. My dream to go to a place like this is almost fulfilled as your photos is so good I am almost there =)

  • The Reading Residence July 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    It looks so beautiful there and I can just imagine the scent!

  • Cheryl July 15, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Love lavender fields. We visit the one near us, as often as we can, without making it look like we’ve moved in. Your photos are fabulous and really capture the beauty of it all.

  • Wicked World of Lucas July 15, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    What a great idea for a day out. Loving the photos (as usual). You’ve captured the lavender perfectly and what a fab idea for a meet up. Loving Butterflies so your photo is definitely one of my favourites xx #whatsthestory

  • mummy to boyz July 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Beautiful! Should be blown up on canvas! I’m going to search for our local lavender farm now lol

  • Coombemill July 19, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Even looking second time round I love these photos, thank you for sharing on Country Kids

  • PottyMouthedMummy July 19, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Beautiful pictures and such a good idea. I am dying to get pics of H in a lavender field so will check this place out!!

  • Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One July 19, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Looks so beautiful there, I bet the scent was amazing. When are you going to Wisley? #CountryKids

  • Karen July 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    These are beautiful. We were supposed to be visiting a lavender farm this weakened until we saw the weather forecast. Hoping to get there in next few weeks if rain goes away. Beautiful photos as always x

  • Katie @Mummydaddyme July 19, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    What beautiful photos and it is the perfect place for a bloggy meet up! We love Hitchin Lavender, we went almost a year to the day this time last year and funnily enough we went back this morning, so I had to come and check out your post. My photos will be up sometime next week, it’s such a beautiful place to visit. xx

  • Kriss MacDonald July 20, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Absolutely beautiful photos of a cool place to visit. I could smell the lavender just looking at the pictures!

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  • sarah christie July 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Wow what a stung place, I would love to visit. And your photos are so beautiful xx

  • The Mummy Diary July 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I love this, it is truly beautiful and probably one of the most stunning sites! All that purple, the smell must be phenomenal! I really do need to find one locally! Stunning! #countrykids