A real field of dreams, get the family back to nature amid these 12 acres of beautiful lavender, where picking is encouraged – and photo opportunities abound

A family-run farm with a 12-acre blanket of lavender that paints one Hertfordshire hillside a vivid purple every summer. From late May to the end of August, the farm’s 25 miles of lavender rows are yours to explore. Children can pick their way around the field and take bunches of the stuff home by the bag. There’s also a field full of sunflowers and another scattered with wild flowers, which makes for pretty photo opportunities. The height of flowering season is late June to mid-July (so early visitors shouldn’t expect peak purple) but it’s worth keeping an eye on its Facebook page for updates to time your visit.

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Source: The Guardian

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