Only a quick 25 minutes out of London Kings Cross and you’ll find yourself in Hitchin. On it’s outskirts sitting pretty is Cadwell Farm.
Cadwell Farm is a family run farm by the same family for over 100 years, originally an arable farm, they started farming lavender in 2000. Realising the spectacle was gaining a lot of attention, they opened their doors to the public.
They’re open May through to September between 10am and 5pm. But from mid June til early August on Tuesdays they keep their doors open until 9pm.
You walk up a path through a small field showing you the varieties of lavender and a sharp turn takes you to what you’ve been waiting for. When we visited one summery Tuesday evening a yoga class was taking place, dreamy right?
Your entry cost covers cutting as much as you can stuff in a bag and taking in the sweet aroma as you go.
You make your way up the rows amongst the bumblebees, honey bees and butterflies until you reach the top. Here’s where you drink in the view.
It’s a gorgeous panorama in smell and view.
They’ve got a little cafe at the entrance if you require refreshments, but seeing as we visited after dinner we didn’t pop in (apart from for some lavender and chamomile teabags).
So yeah, who needs a fancy trip to provence anyway?!