My sister Venice took me on a little walk near her house in Letchworth and hey presto 20 minutes later we ended up at Hitchin Lavender Farm. The colour of the lavender field is quite breathtaking - a real treat for the senses as it smells wonderful and all you can hear is the gentle murmur of bees buzzing.
They grow several varieties of lavender and the plants are available to purchase.
Well worth a visit.... there is a little shop selling products made with lavender and a tea room!
I was inspired to harvest some of my own lavender when I got home. This lot will probably end up as one lavender bag.....