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.
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.
As well as entertaining each other, there was plenty to occupy the children. Like watching the busy bees
and spotting different kinds of butterflies.
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.
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.
Annie’s son Ozzy did an amazing job and collected an entire bag of lavender – he is such a dude!
The main field has almost 100 rows and 9 mature varieties of lavender. Even the rows that hadn’t flowered were perfectly formed.
I loved standing here, it was a glorious place to be.
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.
She did take a bit of time out under a large white canopy
but finally ventured far enough into the lavender field for me to capture her!
There she joined Ozzy who was on a quest to fill his lavender bag.
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.
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!