Hitchin Lavender, 2015

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Last week we visited our favorite lavender spot, Hitchin Lavender in Hertfordshire and met up with blogging friend Hayley from Shutterflies and her children.

You might remember we visited Hitchin Lavender in 2014, when only a couple of rows of lavender were in bloom. Quite the contrast to this years visit where the whole field was a sea of purple. 

More lavender inevitably means more people visiting and more bees which makes it a lot harder to get shots without other people in the background. Which leads on to the question - to Photoshop them out or keep true to the scene at the time?

 
Girl walking in lavender, Hitchin Lavender

Girl walking in lavender, Hitchin Lavender

 Hitchin Lavender

 Hitchin Lavender

Every paying adult that visits is given a large handled paper bag and scissor to cut as much lavender as you can carry. Children aren't given a bag, most adults seemed to let their children fill the bags. Entry for adults is £4.50, Under 14's is £1 and under 5's enter free. This means it's not only a cheap afternoon out but also a bargain considering how much lavender you take away with you. And yes, I have a lavender shortbread recipe to follow later today!

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

boy holding lavender, Hitchin Lavender

boy holding lavender, Hitchin Lavender

Hayley from Shutterflies & daughterHitchin Lavender

Hayley from Shutterflies & daughterHitchin Lavender

HAYLEY FROM SHUTTERFLIES & DAUGHTERHITCHIN LAVENDER

HAYLEY FROM SHUTTERFLIES & DAUGHTERHITCHIN LAVENDER

hitchin Lavender

hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Girl picking lavender, Hitchin Lavender

Girl picking lavender, Hitchin Lavender

Girl picking lavender, Hitchin Lavender

Girl picking lavender, Hitchin Lavender

Girl picking lavender, Hitchin Lavender

Girl picking lavender, Hitchin Lavender

Girl picking lavender, Hitchin Lavender

Girl picking lavender, Hitchin Lavender

 Hitchin Lavender

 Hitchin Lavender

Girl picking lavender, Hitchin Lavender

Girl picking lavender, Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender

Hitchin Lavender


Handy Information

Hitchin Lavender website

Entry Price: Adults £4.50, Under 14's £1, Under 5's free

2015 opening times: Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 13th September