Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Lavender Weekend

Whist searching online for dried lavender suppliers I came across ‘The Hop Shop’ at Castle Farm. The farm were organising ‘A Lavender weekend’ for the 1st two weekends of July which looked rather interesting so I decided that this would be my next day trip…….

From the main road the lavender fields are breath-taking, I had to stop traffic just to take a photo of this view, I have never seen fields upon fields of lavender and boy did it take my breath away and give me tickles in my tummy.

These are just a few of the pictures i took
Castle Farm from the main road
'The Hop Shop'
Lavender for sale
Apple juice made from 'Norfolk Royals' Apples
The lavender cutting machine

Fields of lavender
Production of lavender oil / year

Pretty view at the farm
Lavender ice-cream


  1. How breathtakingly beautiful! I have never been to a lavender farm and must go before my time on earth is up.

  2. it really was a lovely experience, i went on a tour given by the farm owners son, and i learned sooo much on the different species and each ones uses and properties and also the distillation process. I also learned that lavendin is a lavender species with camphor and gives the strongest scent....(i honestly did not know that)

  3. What a lovely place! I love lavender - I was at a craft fair last week and bought some strawberry & lavender jam - haven't tried it yet but it sounds like a yummy combination. If you have access to lavender stems you might be interested in having a go at making lavender wands :)

  4. Oh my it must have smelt so good there!! I have been wanting to try some lavender ice cream. How was it?

    Lovely blog!