We open our display field to the public during the summer. This is usually from mid June to the end of the first week of August. The dates do vary each year so check for up to date information before you visit. During the season we open 7 days a week, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Last entry is at 4.45 pm and we ask you to leave the field at 5.00 pm so we would recommend arriving by 4.00 pm to have time to enjoy the fields. We only accept card payments on site, we do not take cash.
Time of flowering will vary slightly each year depending on the weather. From the middle of June colour will begin to show on the lavender and by the end of June it should be showing lots of colour. July is when the fields are looking stunning and it is undoubtedly the best time to see the lavender but this is also our busiest time, so it can be worthwhile coming earlier in the season to enjoy the fields when it is a little quieter. We start harvesting towards the end of July.
No, we do not sell entry tickets in advance. Please purchase your tickets on arrival. Please be aware that we are taking card payments only on site, we do not take cash. If you are bringing a large group (more than 15) and/or if you are arriving on a coach please contact us to book in with us in advance. If you are a professional/commercial photographer then you do need to purchase a photography pass from our website before your visit. If you are taking photographs for your own personal use (i.e. not for business) then you do not require a photography pass. If you are unsure please contact us.
Yes, you can purchase products directly from us throughout the year on our website. We also supply lots of garden centres and independent gift shops.
We no longer sell plants. We are not a nursery so we do not grow lavender for planting in gardens. All the lavender on our farm is grown for commercial use for oil and lavender grains.
In the last few years we have restructured our site, the old shop and café are no longer open. The number of visitors had outgrown the size of the cafe and we felt it is much better to have all the facilities in the same place. We now have The Lavender Cabin in the display field which sells our Cotswold Lavender products and also serves hot and cold drinks, locally produced organic ice cream, scones and other treats. So you can now enjoy a cream tea while sitting on a bench surrounded by stunning views of lavender. We are also happy for you to bring your own picnic.
We love dogs at Cotswold Lavender and you are very welcome to bring yours with you. We only ask that you keep them on a lead at all times and clear up after your dog. There is water available for dogs by the exit next to the Lavender Cabin. We only have limited shade so please think about this before bringing them on a very hot day. Dogs must not be left unattended in cars.
Yes, you are very welcome to bring a picnic. We have lots of picnic benches in the lavender field and if you want to add an extra treat to your picnic we have lavender ice cream and other goodies available at the Lavender Cabin.
We have a large grass field available for our customers to park free of charge. The gates to the car park open at 9.45 am and are locked at 5.30 pm so vehicles must be removed by then. The car park is only for the use of patrons of the Lavender Field.
We have a block of temporary toilets including a disabled access toilet
We also have acres of wildflowers and a traditional meadow which is a haven for many small mammals and insects. The Beechwood Trail is an exciting new area which we have opened this year which we hope both children and adults will love, so come visit, explore and play. We also have a fabulous viewing area looking out across the Vale of Evesham which can be found along the Trail.
The lavender field has mown grass paths all around it, many people find these are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs but the field is on a sloping ground so some may find that it is not accessible. We have a disabled access toilet. The Beechwood Trial is not accessible to all as the path is rougher in some areas.
Yes, you can. Harvesting is a slow process and takes around two weeks to complete, it usually starts around 20th July, but as with all farming depends on the weather. We have many acres of lavender which are not open to the public, we harvest these fields first and leave the public area for as long as we can so there is still plenty to see during harvest. The Distillery Barn can be visited when we are open and we have information boards explaining the process but the Distillery can only run on the days that we are harvesting. We cannot tell you if we will be harvesting on any particular day as it depends on many factors, the main ones being the weather and if the machinery is cooperating!
Drones are not permitted in the lavender fields