92. New Forest Lavender, David Austin Roses and other Plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

We recently visited New Forest Lavender, a gem of a lavender farm that's located just off the A36 to Salisbury.  A small lavender farm, there's just the one field of lavender to see and though it's not anywhere near the size of the Hitchin Lavender Farm that we  visited a few weeks back, it did through a couple of extra delights into the mix for me.

Firstly, the tearooms, cake-gasm alert people! The tearooms also sells a few sweet lavender goodies such as lavender shortbread, jars of Lavender Sugar and Lavender Rice Pudding (lavender rice pudding -I've never heard of that before but how good does it sound?!)  And what a beautiful view to admire whilst you are sitting enjoying a slice of the most delicious and ample-sized cake that you'll taste in The New Forest...

New Forest Lavender

New Forest Lavender

Secondly, the nursery, which sells a huge variety of plants at reasonable prices (far more reasonable than the large garden centre across the main road). And so this post is one that was intended to be dedicated to the delights of lavender and instead is dedicated to the smashing nursery. 

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Chocolate Cosmos at New Forest Lavender plants

Chocolate Cosmos at New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender nursery - A stealthy photo from inside the 'do not enter' greenhouse

New Forest Lavender nursery - A stealthy photo from inside the 'do not enter' greenhouse

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

Ideas for your patio pots

Ideas for your patio pots

Summer blooms

Summer blooms

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender plants

New Forest Lavender sell a wide range of David Austin roses, a perfect accompaniment for bumble-bee attracting lavender. Honestly, I had no idea the vast range of roses there are - some so fancy they resembled peonies, I can see that roses is something I shall be looking into more.

David Austin Roses at New Forest Lavender 

David Austin Roses at New Forest Lavender 

David Austin rosess

David Austin rosess

David Austin Roses at New Forest Lavender

David Austin Roses at New Forest Lavender

David Austin Roses at New Forest Lavender

David Austin Roses at New Forest Lavender

William Shakespeare David Austin Rose at New Forest Lavender

William Shakespeare David Austin Rose at New Forest Lavender

Princess Anne David Austin Rose

Princess Anne David Austin Rose

Twas the perfect way to spend an hour on a Summers morning.