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 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 around 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.
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 short 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.
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 have a selection of lavender plants for sale when the fields are open to the public. We only sell lavenders in 9cm pots, we will not have anything larger. We can not send plants by post and we only sell them when the fields are open to the public.
In the last few years we have restructured our site, the shop and cafe that some of you may remember, closed in 2019. The Lavender Cabin is situation in the lavender field and here you can purchase our Cotswold Lavender products and also get refreshments such as 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.
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.
Yes we have portaloos available. These are kept very clean and regularly maintained. There are hand washing facilities. We have tried to find alternative to portaloos but this is the only option we have for the field. There is not a good enough supply of water to be able to have plumbed in toilets.
We have acres of wildflowers and a traditional meadow which is a haven for many small mammals and insects. We opened the Beechwood Trail in 2022, both children and adults are loving exploring this area and enjoying outdoor play in a natural environment. We also have a fabulous viewing area looking out across the Vale of Evesham which can be found along the Beechwood 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. Some of the travel mobility scooters are not stable enough to use on in the field. We have a disabled access portaloo toilet. The Beechwood Trial is not accessible to all as the path is rough and uneven in some areas. Please contact us if you would like to ask any questions.
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