Friday, July 19, 2019

Flower Field of Dreams | Mayfield Lavender Farm, Banstead, England ♥

During my time in London I really wanted to experience all the beautiful places the city had to offer and when I stumbled upon Mayfield Lavender Farm during a Google search I just knew that I had to go.

I've wanted to go to a lavender farm for years now. I've only ever gone to the one in Jersey, which, in comparison to Mayfield Lavender is tiny and Wexford Lavender Farm is over three hours away from us, so I knew I had to take the opportunity to go to Mayfield Lavender while I was in London.

However, I think I greatly under-estimated just how long the journey would be. It took eleven tube stops, a half hour train and a forty-five minute bus journey to get from Liverpool Street in London to Banstead in Surrey, but oh was it worth it!

Entry to Mayfield Lavender Farm is only £2.50 per person, which I think is extremely reasonable considering just how beautiful it is there.

Mayfield Lavender Farm is a field of dreams, which stretches right back on a rolling hill. The sea of purple was amazing to see and there were lots of bees and butterflies about too which made it all the more beautiful.

There was also a patch of wildflowers all in bloom, which were absolutely beautiful to look at too.

I especially loved the bright blue cornflowers. They're one of my favourite wildflowers and always so cheery to look at, like little bright pom poms. 

We arrived to the farm on a Wednesday morning just before twelve and the farm was getting quite busy, however, during our time there we were able to take photos without being surrounded by other people or having other people in our shots, so the farm is big enough for everyone.

Anywhere Jacek and I visit on our own we have to have afternoon tea - if it's available of course and when we saw that Mayfield Lavender offered a lavender themed afternoon tea we had to try it. We were not disappointed with their offerings.

The afternoon tea was served in a little drawer stand of sorts, complete with a sprig of lavender and purple gingham ribbon. The afternoon tea included lavender lemonade or lavender tea. a lavender scone served with clotted cream and jam, lavender macaron, lavender shortbread, lavender fudge, lavender cheese and chutney sandwich and a lavender fairy cake (which was more like a muffin!).

The afternoon tea is £18.50 if you're already in the farm or £20 with entry included and was so filling that I couldn't finish it and gave Jacek my shortbread and took the fairy cake home, so I think it's quite good value for all you get.

The farm also has some little props for photo taking, such as a red tractor and a red phone box, which was very popular. I had to join in and get my photo taken with the phone box too.

Mayfield Lavender is such a beautiful place and I'm only sad that I didn't have the boys there to enjoy it with and take beautiful pictures of them amongst the lavender, but I guess that means that we'll just have to return someday!

I'd highly recommend a trip to Mayfield Lavender is you're in the London or Surrey area and are a flower lover like myself. It really was a field of dreams and being able to visit on a sunny day was a real treat. I don't think I'll ever forget the view of all that purple, it was stunning!


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