A third generation family farm set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold Hills overlooking Broadway and the Vale of Evesham.
The Cotswolds are known around the world as a classic view of the English countryside. Their long association with the farming community has given the Cotswolds their name, 'cot' meaning sheep enclosure and 'wold' meaning hill.
The Cotswold escarpment of Oolitic limestone was pushed from the tropical seabed around 150 million years ago. It is this same stone that gives the houses their golden yellow hue.
Whilst the sheep have shaped the landscape for many generations, other crops also flourish on the free draining limestone soils.
Lavender growing started here back in 1999 with just a few plants. The lavender loves the free draining limestone soils 1000 feet above sea level giving the best growing conditions for the best quality English Lavender Essential Oils.
The lavender has thrived here and we have kept planting more every year. We now have over 40 different varieties, some 140 miles of rows and over 500,000 plants in total.
At the peak of the summer sunshine the lavender is harvested and distilled by traditional methods and aged for a year before use.
We also grow Camomile on the farm.
Its a relatively new crop for us and almost looks like field of tall dasies in the summer.
It produces a sky blue oil used in many products and, along withe lavender, renowned for helping with peaceful sleep.
The flowers are very popular as a herbal tea for good health and treatment of a range of ailments.
Not Just Lavender
The Cotswolds are also known for their wildflowers. Every year we are treated to a fantastic display of colour, attractive not only to our many human visitors but also to a wide range in insects that come to visit them.
From the vivid red of the Field Poppy, the subtle blue of the Corn Cockle through to the refreshing white of the Cornflower, nature is at its very best in the summer months.
Meet the Team
Hannah - runs despatch ensuring all orders are sent out swiftly. Hannah also runs the Shop and ShopTearoom, and acts as tour guide through the Summer for various visiting groups.
Stacey - looks after the office, accounts and sorts all the paperwork. Often the first point of contact for emails and phonecalls.
Phil - planting lavender, packing orders, a bit of everything. Phil is Mr Fixit and can turn has hand to anything.
Charlie - the farmer who grows the lavender and oversees the business. Often seen on a tractor or lavender harvester, he also distills and cleans the oils.